Google Presentations added Vector Shapes and save as PDF features

The Google Docs team blog has added another new feature to presentation, which is as exciting as the previous update. Save as PDF, for when you really need to download your presentation as a file. PDF-based printing options (save trees and ink!). Go to File->Print, select how many slides you'd like on a page (up to 12), […]

The Google Docs team blog has added another new feature to presentation, which is as exciting as the previous update.

  • Save as PDF, for when you really need to download your presentation as a file.
  • PDF-based printing options (save trees and ink!). Go to File->Print, select how many slides you'd like on a page (up to 12), and preview your choice.
  • Vector shapes, for your basic diagramming and drawing needs. Use block arrows to point out what's important, or say something in a call-out bubble. Here’s a list of shapes that’s currently available. You can flip the shapes horizontally and vertically by right clicking on the shape and select the option you want.

Now you can finally save your presentation in a decent format: PDF and this is especially useful if you want to print the presentation. To select the number of slides displayed on a page before exporting the presentation, choose the printing option.

Presently also redesigned the rich text editor's toolbar and added a small number of shapes you can insert into your slides: block arrows, circles, bubbles.

While Presently's biggest problem is the poor performance, there are many basic features that are missing: export to PPT, slide master, tables etc.

With the “PDF Import Extension“, OpenOffice.org users can import PDF files into OO.o Impress as presentations, but still, it would be a million times nicer if Google Presentations can export files in presentation formats.

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