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How to use ChatGPT in Google Slides

Integrating AI with Google's presentation software.

Reviewed By: Kevin Pocock

Last Updated on February 9, 2024
How to use ChatGPT in Google Slides
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If you’re looking for a productivity boost, then try generating your presentations with AI! OpenAI’s artificial intelligence chatbot Chat GPT is the perfect companion for your Google Docs workflows. With the help of AI, you can create any number of slides with a single click. You’ll need to install a few (free) add-ons though, but we’ll guide you through that. Here’s how to use ChatGPT in Google Slides.

Can I connect ChatGPT to Google Slides?

Yes, you can integrate the GPT-4 into Google Slides (as well as Google Docs or Google Sheets). ChatGPT integration can mean installing add-ons into Google Drive, or the other way around – installing Google Slides plugins into ChatGPT.

Depending on which plugins or add-ons you choose, this can require an OpenAI API key. Using the OpenAI API adds the functionality of ChatGPT into any other software, and will be charged based on your usage. The API provides back-end access to OpenAI’s range of machine learning models including GPT-4 and GPT-3.5 Turbo for text output, DALL-E for image generation, and Whisper for speech-to-text conversion.

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How to generate .ppt and .pptx files with ChatGPT

ChatGPT can make Google Slides (as well as PowerPoint presentations) via plugins. To make .pptx files in Google Slides with ChatGPT, follow these simple steps.

Slider Maker in ChatGPT plugin store
Slider Maker in ChatGPT plugin store.

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Open ChatGPT

Open ChatGPT via web browser (Google Chrome is recommended*), or via the mobile app for iOS and Android.

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Subscribe to ChatGPT

Purchase a subscription to ChatGPT Plus (or ChatGPT Enterprise) if you aren’t already.

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Check the active model

Ensure that the active model is GPT-4.

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Plugin installation

Install any plugin that can export PPTX files from the ChatGPT plugin store. We’ll be using Slide Maker, published by Level2Labs.

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Enabling the plugin

Enable that plugin, and deselect any installed plugins that you won’t be using for this next generation.

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Asking ChatGPT

Ask ChatGPT to make a PPTX file with whatever content you want! Specify the topic, design elements, and specific content.

This can be a blank presentation if you so wish, but the integration of ChatGPT allows you to pull live information from the web.

You can of course reformat that info with the natural language processing (NLP) capabilities of OpenAI’s ChatGPT.

How to create a presentation with artificial intelligence using ChatGPT.
How to use ChatGPT plugins to make Google Slides.

*We recommend Google Chrome because it has the widest variety of Extensions for ChatGPT and Google Drive integration.

What’s the difference between .ppt and .pptx?

“The main difference between PPT and PPTX is that PPT file are saved to disc as binary files whereas PPTX files are saved in Office Open XML format.”

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In other words, PPTX is a universal and open-source format. PPT, by contrast, is a proprietary Microsoft format that can only be read by Microsoft PowerPoint. To use ChatGPT with Google Slides, you’ll be working with PPTX files.

What does PPTX stand for?

PPTX stands for PowerPoint Open XML (Extensible Markup Language). It’s a file format for slide-based presentation documents, built on the open-source XML markup language.

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How to use Google Gemini to make slides

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1

Setting up your API key

Before you begin, it’s essential to have your API key ready. This key will connect Google Gemini to ChatGPT, allowing you to generate text directly on your slides.

To set your API key, visit the Gemini API dashboard, and copy your unique key.

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2

Creating a new Google Slide

Open Google Slides and create a new presentation. This is where you’ll be using the ChatGPT integration to enhance your slides with generated content.

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3

Accessing the Script Editor

In your new Google Slide, go to the menu and select “Extensions” > “Apps Script.”

This opens the script editor. Here, you’ll need to paste the provided Gemini script that links ChatGPT with your slides.

Ensure you save the script after pasting.

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4

Reopening for Custom Menu Activation

Close and reopen your Google Slide presentation to activate the custom menu added by the script.

This menu is crucial for accessing the ChatGPT features within your slides.

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Using the Input Question Tab

Click on the shape or text box where you want to insert the ChatGPT-generated content.

Then, go to the sidebar and locate the input question tab, a feature added by the Gemini script.

Here, you can type your query or prompt for ChatGPT.

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6

Generating and Inserting Text

After typing your question or prompt, hit the ‘OK’ button.

The Gemini API, connected to ChatGPT, will process your request and automatically insert the generated text into the selected shape or text box on your slide.

This seamless integration allows for efficient content creation, enhancing your presentation with AI-powered insights.

How to use ChatGPT with Google Docs.
How to use ChatGPT with Google Docs.
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How to use ChatGPT in Google Slides

There is a single plugin (or “add-on”, as Google calls it) that enables GPT functionality across all Google Drive applications — Docs, Slides, and Sheets! This brings the power of GPT LLM (large language model) to your slide deck.

To access it, you’ll need to head to Google Workspace Marketplace, as explained below.

A screenshot of how to install Google Drive plugin to use ChatGPT in Sheets or Docs or Slides.
GPT Sheets™ Docs™ Slides™

Here’s how to use ChatGPT with Google Slides:

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1

Signing into Google and opening Google Slides

Begin by logging into your Google Account. Once logged in, navigate to Google Slides.

This platform will be the workspace where you’ll integrate ChatGPT functionalities.

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Adding the GPT Workspace Add-on

In Google Slides, click on ‘Extensions’ in the menu bar, then choose ‘Add-ons’ followed by ‘Get Add-ons’.

This will open the Google Workspace Marketplace. Here, search for and download the “GPT for Sheets™ Docs™ Slides™” add-on.

It’s also known as GPT Workspace and can be easily identified by its distinctive thumbnail image.

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Completing additional setup

After installing the add-on, some additional setup may be required.

Follow the instructions provided on the GPT Workspace setup page to ensure the add-on is properly configured and ready to use in your Google Slides.

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4

Accessing GPT tools in Google Slides

With the setup complete, you can now access ChatGPT tools directly within Google Slides. Look for the ‘Tools’ option on the right-hand tab of your presentation slides extension menu.

This section will provide various functionalities offered by the GPT Workspace add-on, allowing you to leverage the power of ChatGPT for creating, editing, and enhancing your presentation slides.

New Google Workspace apps for the creation of presentations are released frequently. If this one didn’t work for you (and we’re sure it will!), check back in the coming weeks for an alternative Google Workspace app.

Steve is an AI Content Writer for PC Guide, writing about all things artificial intelligence. He currently leads the AI reviews on the website.