How to insert an Excel or Sheets to Google Slides?

Embedding an Excel file directly into Google Slides is not possible in the same way it is in PowerPoint.

However, you can import data from an Excel file into Google Slides by first converting it to Google Sheets. Here are the steps using the English interface:

Converting Excel to Google Sheets

  1. Open Google Drive:
    • Go to your Google Drive (drive.google.com).
  2. Upload the Excel File:
    • Click on the “New” button in the top left corner.
    • Select “File upload” and choose the Excel file from your computer.
  3. Convert the Excel File to Google Sheets:
    • Once uploaded, right-click on the file in Google Drive.
    • Choose “Open with” and then “Google Sheets”. This will create a Google Sheets version of your Excel file.
    • Inside the file, click on “File” and “Save as Sheets”.
Convert Excel to Google Sheets

Now that you have converted your Excel file to a Google Sheets one, let’s go with the next steps.

Inserting Google Sheets into Google Slides

  1. Open Your Google Slides Presentation:
    • Go to Google Slides (slides.google.com) and open the presentation where you want to insert the data.
  2. Choose the Slide:
    • Navigate to the slide where you want to insert the Google Sheets data.
  3. Insert the Chart or Data:
    • Click on the “Insert” tab in the menu.
    • Choose “Chart” and then “From Sheets”.
    • Select the Google Sheets document you converted earlier.
    • Choose the specific chart or part of the sheet you want to insert.
    • Click “Import”.
Inser Excel in Google Slides

Adjusting and Updating the Imported Data

  • Adjust Size and Position: You can resize and move the imported chart or data on your slide.
  • Updating the Data: If you update the data in Google Sheets, you can refresh the chart in Google Slides. Just click on the chart, and you will see an “Update” button in the top right corner of the chart.

Remember, this method only works with Google Sheets. If you prefer to keep the data in Excel format, another option is to take a screenshot of your Excel data and insert it as an image into your Google Slides presentation. However, this method won’t allow for dynamic updates of the data.

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