Padlet Slideshow

Turn any padlet into a presentation with Padlet Slideshow! When you use Slideshow, you can view your padlet in a presentation format. Here's the catch: you don't have to do any extra work! All you have to do is click the Slideshow button (▶️), and we will automatically format your padlet into an aesthetically pleasing presentation. Get presenting!

Watch this video to learn about Slideshow (or keep reading if you prefer).

How Slideshow works

Slideshow takes your existing padlet and turns it into a presentation. All you have to do is create a padlet and click the Slideshow button (▶️). So you can take a padlet that looks like this...

...and turn it into a presentation that looks like this!

The appearance of your presentation will match the appearance options in your padlet's Settings. Your wallpaper will determine the background and color scheme of your Slideshow, and the font you choose will be the font in the presentation. Also, the title, description, and icon you choose will become the title slide.

After the title slide, each post will become its own slide. If your padlet is grouped into sections, we will add each section header as its own slide.

When you open a padlet as a slideshow, we will automatically format your padlet into a presentation. Slideshow works across devices and will reformat based on the size of your screen. All attachments will be functional, so you can view YouTube videos and read PDFs directly from the slideshow.

We recommend using the Grid, Stream, or Timeline formats to help you easily identify the order of your posts. You can also use any format with sections for easy ordering.

Using Slideshow

To turn your padlet into a slideshow, open the Share panel and click Slideshow. This will open your slideshow in a new tab.

If you are on a desktop, you can also click on the Slideshow button (▶️) in the action bar. This will open your slideshow in a new tab. If you are using the desktop app, it will open in a new window instead.

If you are still on your main dashboard, you can click the vertical three dot ellipsis button (...) on the bottom corner of the padlet to open the menu. Then, click Open slideshow!

Finally, if you have the URL of a padlet, you can add /slideshow to the end of the URL to instantly open the padlet in slideshow view.

For example, the URL of the example padlet is https://padlet.com/ladyj1/my_first_slideshow. To view the example padlet as a slideshow, you can change the URL to https://padlet.com/ladyj1/my_first_slideshow/slideshow.

Once you are viewing a slideshow, you can navigate using the arrows at the bottom of the screen or the arrow keys on your keyboard.

You can also traverse your slideshow with the segmented navigation bar along the bottom of the slideshow screen. The segments of the navigation bar represent individual slides. When you select one of these segments you will traverse to that slide.

The nav bar on slideshows with many slides will not be segmented.

Finally, you can use Autoplay to automatically play your slides.

To share your slideshow, click on the Share arrow in the bottom right corner of your slideshow and then click Copy link to slideshow.

You can also select the QR code button to display a QR code on the first slide of your slideshow that will direct visitors to your slideshow.

Autoplay your slideshow

If you select the play button on the bottom left portion of your slideshow screen you will be able to autoplay your slideshow. The speed at which your slides will change can be determined from the menu that appears when you click the Auto button.

You are also able to toggle on Loop slides which will advance your slideshow to the first slide after the last.

The Auto setting will advance the slideshow depending on how much text is on your screen. This feature is designed to advance the slideshow at the speed it takes the average speaker to present the slides.

Share your slideshow

If you click the Share button, you will find all the ways to share and export your slideshow.

You can embed your slideshow in a different website, save one or all slides as an image, or save your slideshow as a PDF.

FAQs

Can I change the order of my slides?
Yes! To change the order of your slides, return to your padlet and change the order of your posts by dragging and dropping them into your preferred order. This will rearrange the order of the slides in your slideshow. We recommend using the Grid, Stream, or Timeline formats to help you easily identify the order of your posts. You can also use any format with sections for easy ordering.
Can I change the font size or customize the layout of my slides?
No, you cannot change the font size or customize the layout of your slides. Unlike other presentation software, which forces you to choose every detail of your slides, Slideshow will automatically format your padlet into a beautiful presentation. If you need to control all creative elements of your presentation, you might consider a different product to make slides.


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