How to Convert a PDF Presentation to Google Slides?

Presentations often come in PDF format. It is much better to format them that way because we don’t have to worry whether the images, graphs and sentences will lose their formatting and layout on somebody else’s computer (especially if we’ll be using our professor’s or boss’s computer when we hold the presentation).

However, we might need to convert the presentation back to editable format, for example PowerPoint or Google Slides. Google Slides as part of the Google Drive interface is a powerful way to edit our presentations on the go and completely free.

While there is a way to convert PDF to Docs format, it is not possible to convert it to Slides, at least not directly. But in this situation the Cometdocs PDF converter Google Drive extension can really be of use.

All you have to do is install it from your Chrome browser.

After that simply go to your Google Drive, right-click the presentation locked in PDF format and choose Open with Cometdocs PDF converter.

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Select PowerPoint as your desired format.

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You might need to wait a couple of minutes depending on the file size, but not much longer than that.

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The newly created presentation in pptx format will open immediately. To continue editing it, choose Open with – Google slides once more.

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And that will be enough. You can continue to work on the presentation, making all the necessary revisions.

As you can see, inside your Drive you will have the presentation in three file formats, PDF, PowerPoint and Google Slides.

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As we previously explained, the same is possible for tables in Google Sheets.