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Interactive Links in Google Slides

How to Fully Utilize GS for Your Architecture and Interior Design Clients

Sharing with Google Slides is a powerful tool for creating visually appealing presentations, and adding links to images can enhance interactivity. This feature is particularly beneficial for architects and designers, allowing them to seamlessly integrate project visuals, mood boards, and design inspirations into their presentations. By linking images to external references such as project websites, detailed design documents, or 3D models, architects and designers can provide clients with a comprehensive and immersive experience. This tutorial will guide you through the process of effortlessly embedding these links, enabling architects and designers to showcase their work while offering convenient access to additional project details and resources. This not only streamlines communication but also empowers clients to explore the finer details of architectural and design projects with just a click.

Step 1: Create a New Google Slide Presentation

Open your Google Drive ( Click on the “+New” button on the left side and select “Google Slides.” Choose a blank presentation or use a template that suits your needs.

Step 2: Add Images to Your Slides

Click on the slide where you want to add the image. Click on the “insert” menu at the top. Choose “Image” and select the source of your image (upload from computer, Google Drive, URL, etc.). Once the image is inserted, you can resize and reposition it as needed.

Step 3: Add a Link to the Image

Select the image you want to link. Click on the “Insert Link” icon. In the dialog box, enter the URL you want to link to. Click “Apply.” Now, your image is a clickable link that will open the specified URL when clicked during the presentation.

Step 4: Test the Links

Before sharing the presentation, it’s a good practice to test the links to ensure they are working correctly. Enter the presentation mode by clicking on the “Present” button in the top right corner and check that the links function as expected.

Step 5: Share the Presentation with Your Client

Click on the “Share” button in the top right corner. Enter your client’s email address in the “Invite people” field. Choose the appropriate sharing settings (view, comment, or edit) based on your client’s needs. Click “Send.” Your client will receive an email with a link to the presentation, and they will be able to view or interact with it according to the permissions you set.

Additional Tips:

  • Link Formatting: To make the links more visible, consider changing the color or underlining the text.

  • Linking to Slides: You can also link to other slides within the same presentation for a seamless navigation experience.

  • Collaboration: If your client needs to provide feedback or edits, encourage them to use the commenting feature within Google Slides.

  • By following these steps, you can create an engaging and interactive presentation with clickable links in Google Slides and easily share it with your clients.


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