1. Google4Lifee's Avatar
    I did not see a fourm for Google apps so I chose to write this in the Galaxy s5 fourm.

    Can somebody please help me out... I am unsure on how to add pictures and shapes into the Google slides android app. I used their help and feedback section and it stated to look for a (+) on the right hand side of the screen. I do not see any + button.

    Has anybody figured out how to add pictures into a Google slide / Powerpoint file on slides android app??

    Do you have to be using the powerpoint file or can you be using the slides file type.

    I am seriously confused,,,
    Thank you sooooo much!
    07-21-2014 07:32 PM
  2. B. Diddy's Avatar
    I can't find a way either. I suggest sending feedback to Google about this from the Slides app.
    07-21-2014 08:17 PM
  3. jmagid51's Avatar
    One way is to copy the picture to the clipboard and then insert the picture that way. Not sure if you lose any picture quality but that is the only way I can find to get a picture onto a Google Slide.

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    07-21-2014 08:34 PM
  4. B. Diddy's Avatar
    But the problem that the OP and I notice is that there isn't even a "+" sign while editing a slide. That's what you're supposed to tap to add an image. Are you able to see the "+" sign on your device?
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    07-21-2014 08:36 PM
  5. jmagid51's Avatar
    I cannot see the + sign. But what I did to get the picture on the page was to move the picture to the clipboard and then insert the picture. The only +sign I see in Slides is the one to start a new presentation. It may not be the best method but it is the only one I see.

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    07-21-2014 08:49 PM
  6. B. Diddy's Avatar
    Hmm, well that's a start--thanks! But hopefully, Google will update the app to make it much easier to add an image.
    07-21-2014 08:53 PM
  7. jmagid51's Avatar
    Same problem on docs and sheets as well. Can't even use the clipboard on those. For grins I tried using the clipboard on the stock memos app and it works fine. We must be missing something on the Google apps.

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    07-21-2014 09:26 PM
  8. jmagid51's Avatar
    I sent via feedback, a note to the Google team responsible for the slide, doc and sheets apps asking how we can get an image into these apps. Awaiting a response. Will post here when received.

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    07-22-2014 10:08 AM
  9. dadathepanda's Avatar
    Funny, I was working g on the same thing last week and noticed the lack of a +. Hope they fix it and make it functional.

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    07-22-2014 10:32 AM
  10. jmagid51's Avatar
    A bit dated but here is what I found. Doesn't appear we can do what we want to as yet.

    http://www.anandtech.com/show/7983/a...ts-mobile-apps

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    07-22-2014 10:47 AM
  11. Google4Lifee's Avatar
    Okay I copied this image how do i paste it into the slides app???
    07-22-2014 12:10 PM
  12. jmagid51's Avatar
    Along the bottom of the screen it shows the slides you have. Double tap on the slide you wish to put the image on. Next tap the upper right of the screen with the 3 bars. It will give you the option to copy or paste. Tap paste and the clipboard will appear. It's quirky at best but it does work. Good luck.!!

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    07-22-2014 12:26 PM
  13. dadathepanda's Avatar
    Another bug I found is that if you create the slides on the desktop using Powerpoint, when you open on the mobile device with Google Slides, not all the images appear.

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    07-22-2014 12:46 PM
  14. jmagid51's Avatar
    Not really sure any of the three apps (docs, sheets or slides) are ready for prime time. I had better luck with "quick office" but dumped it when the others became available.

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    07-22-2014 01:02 PM
  15. B. Diddy's Avatar
    Agree with that. If I had to do some serious document creation on my phone or tablet, I'd probably use OfficeSuite 7 Pro.
    07-22-2014 01:27 PM
  16. jmagid51's Avatar
    I've been playing with Polaris Office 5 today and building a slide presentation with images is very easy. It also uses the Microsoft file extension so when I send it to people they have a real PowerPoint file to play with.

    Time for a coffee break .. enjoy.

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    07-22-2014 01:47 PM
  17. Google4Lifee's Avatar
    I really wish Google would fix these issues... if they want to be competitive with MS office they need to add simple access to basic things.
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    07-22-2014 02:40 PM
  18. jmagid51's Avatar
    I really wish Google would fix these issues... if they want to be competitive with MS office they need to add simple access to basic things.
    You are 100% correct. But don't let that stand in your way. I did a 10 page slide presentation with images and graphs just as a test using Polaris Office 5 which by the, way is stock on my S5 and did it in about 15 minutes. Polaris is very intuitive.

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    07-22-2014 03:56 PM
  19. jmagid51's Avatar
    Ok, another trick. I generated 6 slides using Polaris Office 5 and saved each to a .pptx format. I exited Polaris Office 5 and went to my files to see the .pptx files. When I tapped on each of the it asked if I wanted Slides or Polaris Office 5. For grins I said Slides and presto chango they all opened up in Slides.

    Ok .... more coffee.

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    07-22-2014 04:39 PM
  20. jmagid51's Avatar
    Much weirdness going on here. If I use Polaris Office 5 to generate a .pptx file the world is ok. If I now open this file by selecting Google Slides the + sign is now visible and I can insert images and graphs on any slide.

    If I start using Google Slides I cannot get that + sign to appear no matter how I try.



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    07-22-2014 07:34 PM
  21. jmagid51's Avatar
    Some conclusions:

    1. If you have a .pptx file ( Microsoft PowerPoint ) you can within Google Slides edit, insert and modify that file / presentation to your hearts content.

    2. You cannot create a presentation in Google Slides and insert images and the like at this time.

    3. If you have a complex .pptx file / presentation there is no telling how Google Slides will reformat it for final presentation.


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    07-22-2014 10:39 PM
  22. jmagid51's Avatar
    No response yet from Google.

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    07-26-2014 12:06 PM
  23. SARA GOMEZ's Avatar
    I did not see a fourm for Google apps so I chose to write this in the Galaxy s5 fourm.

    Can somebody please help me out... I am unsure on how to add pictures and shapes into the Google slides android app. I used their help and feedback section and it stated to look for a (+) on the right hand side of the screen. I do not see any + button.

    Has anybody figured out how to add pictures into a Google slide / Powerpoint file on slides android app??

    Do you have to be using the powerpoint file or can you be using the slides file type.

    I am seriously confused,,,
    Thank you sooooo much!
    06-02-2015 06:48 PM
  24. Emily Eastman's Avatar
    Wait, how did you copy it? Im using a tablet but I can't find anything about how to copy pictures so this is the best I can find.
    05-13-2016 11:13 PM

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