How to Open a PowerPoint Document in Google Docs

By Techwalla Contributor

Have you ever been stuck needing to view a PowerPoint document sent from a friend or colleague, but don't have PowerPoint installed on your computer? As long as you have Internet access and a Google account, you can easily upload and open a PowerPoint document in Google Docs.

Step 1

Sign up for a Google account if you don't already have one. Log in to Google Docs.

Step 2

Click on the "Upload" button next to the "Create" button.

Step 3

On the "Upload Files" screen, click "Select files to upload" and browse for your PowerPoint file. Click "Open" to select it.

Step 4

Check the box "Convert documents, spreadsheets, & presentations to Google Docs format." After you've selected your file, click the "Start upload" button.

Step 5

Click on "Back to Google Docs" to return to your main menu, when you see the "Upload Complete" message displayed

Step 6

Find your PowerPoint presentation in the "All Items" list and click open. Your PowerPoint presentation will be displayed in your browser. You can now view or edit the presentation in Google Docs.

Tips & Warnings

  • PowerPoint presentation file uploads are limited to less than 10MB in size.

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