Have you worked on a PowerPoint document locally and then found that edits need to be made on a collaborative basis?
It can be a real pain point if you need to track changes or let other users work on small parts locally, especially if you need them to cast an occasional eye over different parts. With a little bit of initial effort (like a half dozen clicks) you can upload it in a reasonable for to Google Drive to be edited by multiple people, and here’s how.
1. Go to your Google Drive and click the upload icon, that’s on the right hand side of the create button
2. Select the file and begin uploading. This file could be upwards of 50MB, so it may take a while to do it’s thing on a slower broadband connection
3. When the upload has completed, you’ll see it in your ‘my drive’ contents. If you check the pictures out above again, you’ll see that’s directly below the create button, towards the top left of your screen. Right click that huge PowerPoint file you’ve just uploaded and hover your mouse over ‘open with’ and then click Google Slides.
You should now have yourself an uploaded PowerPoint (.ppt or .pptx) ready to have it’s content looked over by the team. What do you use to work on documents collaborative? I’d love to hear of some alternatives in the comments.