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How to Insert Google Maps into PowerPoint

Updated February 21, 2017

Although you could use professional software to insert a map into PowerPoint, adding a map from Google Maps is a great free alternative. Whether you are adding pizazz to a company PowerPoint presentation or demonstrating a concept for grade school students, a Google Map can give you the precise area or region you need to make your presentation perfect. You can insert a Google Map into a PowerPoint presentation in seconds using copy and paste.

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  1. Create the map at the Google Maps website that you want to insert into the PowerPoint slide.

  2. Press the "Print Screen" key on your keyboard.

  3. Open Microsoft PowerPoint and navigate to the slide into which you want to insert the map.

  4. Click on the area on the slide where you want to insert the map and then press "Ctrl" and "V" together.

  5. Tip

    Place your browser into full screen mode before you copy and paste the map. This removes your browsing tabs and creates a cleaner picture. To enter full screen mode in Firefox and Google Chrome, press "F11." In Internet Explorer, press "Alt" and "Enter" together.

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About the Author

Stephanie Ellen teaches mathematics and statistics at the university and college level. She coauthored a statistics textbook published by Houghton-Mifflin. She has been writing professionally since 2008. Ellen holds a Bachelor of Science in health science from State University New York, a master's degree in math education from Jacksonville University and a Master of Arts in creative writing from National University.

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