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How to Change the Language Settings in Google Slides

How to Change the Language Settings in Google Slides | Quick Tips & Tutorial for your presentations

Change the display and authoring language in Google slides following the steps of this tutorial. It is very simple, and it will only take you a few minutes to do so!

Changing the language In Google Slides

  • Changing the language of your Google Slides is quite straightforward. In the toolbar, click on file → Language
  • Choose any of the options.
  • When doing so, have a look at the rulers: they change depending on the language. In this example, we change from English (USA) to Spanish, so the upper inches will become centimeters. This is pretty important for designers, as measures play an important role when working with margins.
Changing the language and the rulers

Changing the language of your Google Account

  • Make sure that you have an account linked to Google. Otherwise, you won’t be able to access Google Slides.
  • The first step is to access your Google Account. You can click on the link or follow the next steps.
  • On the top-right corner, there is a bubble with your avatar. Click on it → Manage your Google Account.
  • There is a menu to your left. Click on Data & Personalization.
  • Scroll down until you reach General preferences for the web → Language.
  • Click on the pencil icon close of the Default Language section.
  • Choose an option from the list → Select.
  • Click on your country → Select.
  • Done!
Changing the language of your Google Account 
  • Now, if you open a Google Slides template, it will display the tongue that you have just selected.
Opening a Google Slides template in the chosen language 

 

Pro Tip: if you insert a new slide, it will display some pieces of text known as markers. If you select another display language, they change as well. That’s pretty useful to know the required text length for a given piece of text. 

  • Click on Insert → New Slide.
  • To change the tongue, you have two options: change if from your Google Account or from Google Slides. In this case, in the toolbar, go to File → Language → select one from the list. 
     
Adding a new slide 

Adding a new language to your Google Account

Do you want to add another tongue to your account? No problem. It is as simple as in the previous block: 

  • Go to your Google Account → Data and personalization → Language.
  • Click on + Add another language.
  • Choose an option from the list →  Select → Click on your country → Select.
  • Once that you add a new tongue, you can make it the default one. In the section Other languages you understand, there is an arrow. Click on it and you’ll modify the default tongue instantly. 
     
Adding another language to your Google account

Issues when changing the language

Are you facing some problems when trying to change the language in Google Slides? If the chosen tongue doesn’t display, try doing this: 

  • Open Google Chrome.
  • In the top-right corner, click on More.
  • Then, select More Tools → Clear Browsing Data.
  • In Time range, click on All time.
  • Make sure that you select Cookies and other site data.
  • Press Clear data.
Adding another language to your Google Account 
 
  • Now, go once again to Manage your Google Account.
  • Click on Data & Personalization.
  • Go to General preferences for the web → Language.
  • Click on the pencil icon close of the Default Language.
  • Choose an option → Select.
  • Choose a country → Select.
  • You are ready to go!
Changing the language

You have just finished and your account is ready to open any Google Slides theme in the chosen language.  

For this tutorial, we have used the Mink Project Proposal template. Give it a go, it’s super cool! If you like presentations related to tongues, have a look at our most recent themes

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