Google Slides

I’ve been using Google Slides recently. My impression of it is positive.

I imported a PowerPoint presentation and found that it imported some shapes that it appears unable to create. It can even manipulate them as if they a native shape.

Another feature I found is being able to select more than one shape at time with shift-click. Although the display doesn’t show the extended selection, when I copied them with the Slides menu copy, I could paste them on another slide with Ctrl-V. That allowed me to copy some complex decorations from one slide to the next. The paste put the shapes in the same position on the new slide.

I’m still learning some of the advanced features like themes and master slides.

There’s plenty to explore!

site:google.com surprise

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In searches on google.com and duckduckgo.com, you can add a clause “site:some-domain” to your search.

For example, a duckduckgo search “site:wikipedia.org end-of-life” will offer many articles that the native Wikipedia search can’t find. Some of those titles include Product lifecycle and End of Life Vehicles Directive

I wanted to be a clever and ask the search engines to look at itself to give me an answer. I quickly discovered that asking Google “site:google.com” is incredibly useful.

Most of the results come from feedproxy.google.com. In other words, this style of query searches Google’s vast collection of blogs and news feeds.

It’s an awesome tool!!! It narrows my searches in a very useful manner.

And I’ve only scratched the surface. For example, in an advanced search query “Last update” does what it should. Google will find blog posts from the past year, month, week or 24 hours.