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How to fix the ‘Google Slides file too large’ error?

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Google Slides is one of the most popular Microsoft Powerpoint alternatives online. However, one of the primary issues people face when trying to convert a ppt and open it in Google Slides is that the file is too large.

One of the first things you need to know is that Google Slides uses Google Drive to store presentations, and like for every other file — documents and spreadsheets — these also have a limit.

Only presentations up to 100MB can be converted to Google Slides.

If your Powerpoint presentation is over 100MB, you won’t be able to convert and access it in Google Slides as you’ll see the ‘file is too large’ error. This is because Google Drive, which saves these presentations, only supports up to 100MB of presentation files.

Also read: How to save Google Slides as PDF?

How to fix the ‘Google Slides file too large’ issue?

So, here are the workarounds you can use to fix the ‘Google Slides file too large’ issue.

  • Use smaller files.
  • Compress your ppt (using a third-party tool) to lower than 100MB before converting it to Google Slides.
  • Split the ppt (using a third-party tool) into multiple files to reduce each file’s size to lower than 100MB.

Also read: How to insert PDF in Google Slides?

Google Drive storage limits for files

FileMaximum SizeOther Information
Documents50MB1.02 million characters
Spreadsheets10 million cells or 18,278 columns | Any cell with more than 50,000 characters is removed while converting from Excel to Sheets
Google SitesUp to 15,000,000 characters per page, 40,000,000 characters per site, 10,000 pages per site, 15,000 images per site
All other files 5TB

Also read: How to add Bitmoji to Google Slides?

Google Drive supported file types

Archive files.ZIP, .RAR, tar, gzip
Audio formatsMP3, MPEG, WAV, .ogg, .opus
Image files.JPEG, .PNG, .GIF, .BMP, .TIFF, .SVG
Markup/Code.CSS, .HTML, .PHP, .C, .CPP, .H, .HPP, .JS, .java, .py)
Text files.TXT
Video filesWebM, .MPEG4, .3GPP, .MOV, .AVI, .MPEGPS, .WMV, .FLV, .ogg
Adobe files.DXF, .AI, .PSD, .PDF, .EPS, .PS, .SVG, .TIFF, .TTF
Microsoft files.XLS, .XLSX, .PPT, .PPTX, .DOC,.DOCX, .XPS
Apple files.key, .numbers

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CT Editorial Team

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