How to Save Google Slides as PDF

Google Slides is a popular presentation software that allows you to create beautiful and engaging slide decks easily. One of its best features is the ability to export your presentations in different file formats, including PDF.

Converting your Google Slides presentation into a PDF document can be useful for various reasons:

  • Share the presentation offline with people who may not have reliable internet access
  • Print professional-looking handouts to accompany your talk
  • Archive a copy of your slides for future reference
  • Send a clean PDF copy to clients and stakeholders

In this step-by-step guide, I will walk you through the entire process of saving your Google Slides as a PDF document on both desktop and mobile devices.


Before we begin, make sure that:

  • You have created your presentation in Google Slides
  • You are logged into your Google account on the device you want to save the PDF from

On Desktop

Follow these simple steps to download your Google Slides as a PDF on a desktop computer:

  1. Open your presentation in Google Slides
  2. Click on File > Download > PDF Document (.pdf) in the top menu Download Google Slides as PDF
  3. Your presentation will immediately start downloading as a PDF file. The progress will show on the bottom bar of your browser.

And you’re done! The PDF version of your Google Slides is now saved on your computer.

By default, only one slide appears per page in the downloaded PDF, without speaker notes or slide numbers.

But you can customize these options before downloading:

  1. Go to File > Print Preview
  2. Under the preview toolbar, adjust the slides per page, page orientation, background visibility and other options
  3. Finally, click Download as PDF to apply the changes Customize Google Slides PDF

On Mobile Devices

Saving Google Slides presentations as PDFs on mobile is just as easy. Here are the steps for Android and iOS devices:

On Android

  1. Open the Google Slides app
  2. Tap on the 3-dot menu beside your presentation name
  3. Choose the Send a copy option
  4. Select PDF from the next menu and tap Save to download it

On iPhone/iPad

  1. Launch the Google Slides app
  2. Tap on the Share icon beside your presentation name
  3. Scroll down and tap on Send a Copy
  4. Choose PDF and then select a save location like On My iPhone

And that’s all there is to it!

Bonus Tips

Here are some additional pointers to help you save and share PDF versions of your Google Slides better:

  • Include speaker notes – When sending your presentation to someone else to present, make sure to export a PDF with speaker notes to help guide them
  • Reduce file size – Hide slide backgrounds before downloading as a PDF to make the file smaller for sharing
  • Password protect – Add a password to your PDF to prevent unauthorized access to your slides
  • Publish online – You can also publish your slides to the web and share a PDF download link with viewers

I hope this simple tutorial helped you learn how to save your Google Slide presentations as PDF documents for offline use and distribution. Let me know if you have any other questions!