How to Export Your Google Slides Presentation as a PDF File

After you’re done creating a presentation, you might need a PDF version of it so that you can open it in any computer, regardless of the presentation software it has or whether there’s an internet connection available or not. Or, simply, you just want to have a printed version of your presentation with the speaker notes. In this tutorial you'll learn how to convert a Google Slides presentation to a PDF file, and there are two ways to do so.

Exporting without Speaker Notes, One Slide per Page

  • Click File → Download as → PDF document (.pdf).
Downloading as a PDF document in Google Slides
Downloading as a PDF document

Exporting with Speaker Notes or with Multiple Slides per Page

  • Click File → Print settings and preview.
Print settings and preview from File menu in Google Slides
Print settings and preview from File menu
  • A new menu will appear at the top of the screen. From there you can choose the number of slides per page, whether to include the hidden slides and/or the background, and the page orientation (horizontal or vertical). Please note that if you want to include speaker notes, you’ll only be able to choose one slide per page and a vertical orientation.
Print settings in Google Slides
Print settings in Google Slides
  • Click Download as PDF or Print.