Change a PDF to Google Slides
There are many different ways to make virtual learning interactive. In-person we would likely use paper. What if you could use what you had on paper or from a file to digitize resources you already have? What if you could do that using tools students already know how to use? You CAN take a PDF and change it into an interactive Google Slide and share it from anywhere. Here’s how:
- Go to smallpdf.com. Do not log in.
- Click PDF to JPG.
- Click CHOOSE FILE or drag and drop the file.
- After it uploads, choose “Convert entire pages”, then click the CHOOSE OPTION.
- Download Options
- Zip Instructions
- After processing, click the “Download” button.
- Save the Zip file and open it.
- Click Extract all.
- Make sure the destination is correct.
- Click Extract.
- Direct file download
- Click on the image of the file below download.
- Go to https://slides.new.
- Click on File.
- Click Page setup.
- Click on the drop-down box and choose Custom.
- In the first box, input 8.5. In the second box, input 11. Click the Apply button.
- Delete the default text boxes.
- Click Background.
- Click the “Choose image” button.
- Click browse or drag the file. Click open after the file has been chosen.
- If there are multiple pages to the PDF, click the drop-down button next to the + symbol, then choose Blank and repeat steps 12 through 14.
- To get a share link that forces students to make a copy, click the Share button.
- Click “Change link to Cape…”
- Click .
- Open a new tab and paste the link.
- Change the “edit?usp=sharing” part of the link to “copy”.
- Then copy and paste that into Moodle, etc.
Tip: Do not sign into SmallPDF to avoid limits.