Editing Your Presentation
Can I change the color of the shapes and other elements? How?
If you want to change the color of any of the graphic resources used in the template, select the resource and, in the top bar, click on “Fill color” or “Border color”. If you want to edit the color of only a part of the resource, you can either double-click on it and select only the part that you want to edit or right-click → Ungroup.
To change the background color, select the slide or master slide that you want to edit, go to the top bar and click on “Background…” (Google Slides), or right-click on the slide → Format Background… (PowerPoint).
In some cases, you might find images that you cannot edit. These are included as PNG, so you can replace them with your own.
If you find resources that cannot be edited from the slide they appear in, you need to access them from the master slide. To learn how to access the master slides, please read “Is everything in the template editable?”.
If I try to select a graphic resource, others are selected too. Why?
Sometimes, the resources are grouped to facilitate working with all of them at the same time, avoiding issues.
If you want to work with any of their elements individually to change the color, separate them from the other elements or even delete them, you need to ungroup first.
To ungroup resources, select the group and press Ctrl + Alt + Shift + G (Google Slides) or Ctrl + Shift + G (PowerPoint).
In Google Slides, if you want to group the elements again, press Ctrl + Alt + G. In PowerPoint, select the elements, right-click → Group → Group.
Can I use my own photos and images in the templates?
Yes. First, delete the photo on the template. Then, go to the top bar, click on Insert → Image and upload the photo you want to use. Once the photo is uploaded, adjust it and then send it back (Ctrl + Shift + Down).
If the image is on the master slide, please read “Is everything in the template editable?” to learn how to access it.
If the image is not on the master slide and you cannot edit it either, the image must have been included as the background. If you want to change the background image, right-click on the slide and choose “Change Background”. There, you can insert any image or photo.
If the image has certain cropping, you will not be able to keep the cropping in PowerPoint. However, Google Slides allows you to select the image and replace it while keeping the cropping. There are two ways to do so:
- Click on the “Replace Image” option from the top bar.
- Right-click on the image → Replace image.
Where are the fonts and resources used in the design?
The fonts and other resources used in the design are listed in the post.
In PowerPoint, the fonts do not look the same as in Google Slides, but I have them installed. Why?
These slight variations might be due to a version mismatch of the font our template uses. This can happen if you got the font from a website other than Google Fonts. It is important that to keep the design exactly as it appears in TinyPPT, you download the fonts directly from Google Fonts.
Can I use my own fonts in the template?
Only fonts from Google Fonts are available in Google Slides. If you want to include any other font from Google Fonts, select the text and go to Fonts → More fonts… A new panel will open, where you can choose the font you want to use.
In PowerPoint, you can use any font installed on your system, regardless of its source. Remember that every time you change the original font, the layout might be affected and you may need to adjust it again.
To download any font from Google Fonts and be able to use it on your computer, click here to access and find the font on Google Fonts.
Then, click the “Download family” button, located in the upper right corner.
After downloading the font, install it on your computer. To do so, double-click on it and follow the steps. To make this new font appear in PowerPoint, close the program and open it again.
How can I copy a template into an existing presentation?
Select the slide you want to copy (slide from TinyPPT), and then on the Home tab, click Copy.
In the thumbnail pane on your presentation, right-click where you want the copied slide to be pasted, and then click Paste.
How can I change the aspect ratio or paper size and at the same time avoid element distortion?
By default, all our templates are designed with an aspect ratio of 16:9 with Infographic or US Letter paper with Brochure and Newspaper. If you need to change the aspect ratio or paper size in Google Slides, go to the top bar and click on File → Page setup… Then, in the drop-down menu, you can choose the ratio or to type dimension that you want for your presentation.
To do this in PowerPoint, click on the Design tab. Then, go to the Customize panel and drop down the “Slide Size” menu. You will be able to freely set up the aspect ratio, paper size or to type dimension for your presentation.
If the images still get distorted after changing the aspect ratio, the only way to fix everything is to readjust them one by one in the slide.
If you need more information, please refer to the “How to Change the Slide Size in Google Slides” tutorial or the “How to Change the Slide Size in PowerPoint” tutorial, depending on the software you’re using.
How do I change the number of options of the Infographic?
We call one option as a block.
Increasing: You select a block, then Copy and Paste them. Adjust and change position as you like.
Decreasing: You select a block and then Delete them.
Be remark some templates, you only can increase or decrease block, because you can break the layout of the template.
Can you give me some popular infographic text layouts?
We have some ideas for infographic text layout.