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What Google Slides Triggers and Actions are Supported

Supported Triggers#

  • New Presentation - Triggers when a new presentation is created.

Supported Searches#

  • Find Presentation - Finds an existing presentation.

Supported Actions#

  • Refresh Charts - Refreshes the data for all charts in a presentation that have been linked to Google Sheets.
  • Create Presentation From Template - Creates a new presentation based on an existing one and can replace any placeholder variables found in your template presentation, like {{name}}, {{email}}, etc.
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How to Get Started with Google Slides on Zapier

How to Get Started with Google Slides on Zapier.#

To get started with Google Slides on Zapier, first you will need to click to connect your Google Slides account to use with your Zap.

Click to connect Google Slides

You’ll now be asked to log into your Google Slides account (unless you are already logged in).

Login to AGoogle SlidesP

Finally, you will be asked to give Zapier permission to access your account. Click “Authorize” to continue.

Authorize APP on Zapier

If all steps were successful your Google Slides account will now be successfully connected.

Google Slides connection successfull

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How to Use the "Set up Google Slides Presentation" Action

To create a presentation using a Zap, you will first need to create a template presentation to bring your data into on your Google Slides account.

So first head over to your Google Slides account and make a new presentation from a template or from scratch.

You can read more on how to create a Google Slide presentation here

On your template slide, you can specify what fields you want to add to your slide from your Zap by entering a word surrounded by two braces (curly brackets) as placeholder variables. Like this:

example google slides place holder

Tip: you can add placeholder variables across multiple slides on one presentation.

Then, when you are setting up your Zap template using this Action, select your template from the "Template Presentation" drop down and then you will see all the fields you specified with braces like this:

Zap template pulling in fields from Presentation

Tip: to pass images onto the template, you just need to create a text placeholder variable on your presentation template, then pass on a URL to a hosted image on your Zap template.

Then, each time your Zap runs, it will create a new present based on your template!

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Common Problems with Google Slides on Zapier

We don’t have any common problems documented yet, but feel free to contact us so we can help you personally!

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