Add-ons provide enhanced functionality for GSuite files - Google docs, slides, spreadsheets etc.

You can find add-ons by opening/creating a file and using the "Add-ons" menu option "Get add-ons" or by visiting the GSuite Marketplace


Paletti

Apply a palette to a single slide or your whole presentation at the click of a button

Paletti lets you preview inspiring palettes, save them, edit them and create your own

200 palettes are preloaded and ready to use courtesy of COLOURLovers.com

See the help page for details and click the Paletti logo above for screenshots

Free from the GSuite Marketplace


Sourcera

An add-on that lets you select text and use it to search many of the world's largest and richest archives to find images that you can re-use

With a single click you can insert an image with caption, attribution and link into a document or slide

See the help page for details and click the Sourcera logo above for screenshots

Free from the GSuite Marketplace for documents and for slides

Visit the original web version - Culture Collage

This add-on is not affiliated with or sponsored by the participating sources but approval has been given for the use of their publicly available data in free add-ons


Greetings from the British Library*

An add-on that lets you create greetings cards using Slides Presentations and free reusable images from the British Library

Search the British Library's Flickr photostream from within your presentaion

Turn a word into an image made up of beautiful decorative letters from illuminated manuscripts

With a single click you can insert an image into a slide along with a note of the caption, attribution and link for future reference

Many of the images are line drawings - perfect for colouring in!

See the help page for details and click the Greetings logo above for screenshots

Free from the GSuite Marketplace

* This add-on is not affiliated with or sponsored by the British Library but approval has been given for the use of their Commons data in free add-ons
Please take time to read the British Library's recommendations regarding use of their Content on Flickr and Wikimedia Commons (scroll down)
TL;DR ... respect, credit and support Creative Commons and Public Domain


These addons are provided for free but donations are always welcome!

Paletti

Paletti is an application that can apply colour to your Google slides presentation.

Paletti requires a Google account and an internet connection.

The user is responsible for ensuring that they have backups of their presentations and can rollback changes if required.


Sourcera

Sourcera is an application that can insert images in your Google slides and documents.

Sourcera requires a Google account and an internet connection.

The user is responsible for ensuring that they have backups of their presentations and can rollback changes if required.

Reproduction rights vary for each image and it is the responsibility of the user to comply with the published licensing terms.

The data sources provide their service on a "best effort" basis, there is no guarantee of service availability, speed or image quality.


Greetings from the British Library

Greetings is an application that can insert images in your Google slides and create new slides presentations.

Greetings requires a Google account and an internet connection.

The user is responsible for ensuring that they have backups of their presentations and can rollback changes if required.


All add-ons

Zenlan Ltd reserves the right to update and change the Terms of Service upon notice from time to time.

Zenlan Ltd may make changes to the Service from time to time and is not obliged to notify users.

Use of the Service is subject to the Google Acceptable Use Policy (available at https://cloud.google.com/terms/aup).

All personally identifiable data that users may keep in files associated with this tool remains in the complete control of those users from a privacy perspective. Unless specifically stated, we store no personally identifiable information in any 3rd party database or file repository.

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Paletti

  • A palette is a set of five colours
  • The five colours are applied, in order, to the background, shapes, borders, lines and text
  • When applied, the colours affect slides in your current presentation only
  • Paletti does not alter slide masters / layouts / theme
  • Colour can be applied to elements that support solid fill only
  • Colour will not override elements that are filled with images or patterns
  • Unsupported elements include wordart, scribble lines, image borders
  • TIP: Use a small, simple presentation to test out ideas
  • TIP: Make a backup of your presentation before applying a palette
  • TIP: Undo after each application to return your presentation to it's original state
  • Paletti requires an internet connection and a browser with Javascript enabled

Click Favourites to load your saved palettes, click Palettes to load suggestions from COLOURLovers.com

The sampler gives an idea of how the current palette would be applied to the most common elements of a slide

paletti controls
  • The play button starts displaying available palettes in a loop; when playing, use the slider to change speed and press pause to stop the loop
  • The arrow buttons move the display forward and backward one step
  • The shuffle button swaps the colours of the currently displayed palette at random
  • The heart button opens a window that lets you alter and add the currently displayed palette to your favourites
  • The first magic wand buttons applies the currently displayed palette to the active slide in your current presentation
  • The second magic wand button applies the currently displayed palette to all of the slides in your current presentation
  • Undo the colour effects via the Edit/Undo option in your presentation menu

The tools page lists your favourites, each with an option to Edit or Delete

  • Swap colours by dragging/dropping them in the swapper panel
  • Choose colours or type hex values using the colour pickers
  • Change the title to easily identify your palette
  • Add your own notes up to 255 characters
  • You can favourite a palette that is already in your favourites, e.g. so that you can create a variant
  • Your favourites list can contain duplicate titles, e.g. you may choose to have variations of the same five colours
  • You can import/export your favourites from/to a text file, from the Tools window click Import/Export

The tools page also has an option to Create a completely new palette

  • All of the Edit functionality plus...
  • Random colours - generate a lucky dip palette
  • Create from image - if you have first selected an image in your slides, this will create a palette based on it

Sourcera

Use the "sources & settings" button to open a window with available configuration options

  • Select and change your search source
  • Limit the number of results to fetch when you search
  • Select styles to apply when inserting an image and its metadata

Select some search terms

  • Highlight words in your document or slide and click the "copy selected text" button, your words will be shown in the sidebar for use by the search query
  • Your selected words are saved and used for each search until you click the "copy selected text" button again

Search

  • Click the "new search" button to start a fresh search using your selected search terms
  • It can take a few moments for the sidebar to fill up with the image results, when ready the scroll buttons will appear
  • Click on any image in the results to view more details
  • Use the up and down buttons to scroll slowly through the images
  • Use the top and end buttons to go quickly to the first or last image
  • At the end of the images you will either find a "more" button or a "no more" message
  • Use the "more" button to fetch more images
  • Click on any image in the sidebar and a window pops up with the image and associated metadata - title, attribution and usage details - plus description if it is available.
  • Click the "insert" button and the image is copied to your document at the current position of the cursor with the title, attribution statement and link to the online source inserted beneath
  • If you get the message "Cannot insert text here", return to your document and ensure that nothing is selected - not even empty spaces - Sourcera will not overwrite any existing elements
  • It is advisable to pay attention to the licence information, check the source website for more details and retain the attribution text in your document or slide
  • Wherever possible, a link to detailed licencing information is provided
  • Many of the sources use Creative Commons licences
  • Sometimes a source may provide a higher resolution image, the details window provides a link to view the image at the source website where you should see more information and possibly other image sizes
  • Where the description of an object contains a link to an external website there is no guarantee that it will work or that it is safe to view
  • By default, most sources will try to match as many of your words as possible; some may prioritise words according to order; some may include results that match only some of the words
  • Some of the sources enable you to modify your search to get around these constraints
  • You can try the following modifiers with any source, there is no guarantee that all of them will work for all sources
  • Wrap words in quotes to search for a phrase, e.g.,
    • "Salvador Dali"
    • "Friday the 13th"
  • Use the plus sign (+) to include of all of your words in any order, e.g.,
    • Salvador +Dali (only return results that include the word Dali)
  • Use the minus sign (-) to exclude words, e.g.,
    • Salvador -Dali (must include Salvador, must not include Dali)
  • Use wildcards, e.g.,
    • fun* can return fun, funk, funeral etc.
    • f?n can return fin, fen, fun etc. but also F.N
    • f?n* can return funk, funeral, finish, fence etc.

Greetings from the British Library

  • The Add-ons menu will present options to create a new card or open the add-on
  • For best results use a "landscape", "portrait" or "square" format for your card
  • Click on any image in the sidebar and a window pops up with the image and details
  • Click either of the "insert" buttons and the image is copied to your slide, at either full size or half size
  • The title, credit statement and link to the original image are inserted in the "notes" under the slide for future reference
  • To remove both the newly inserted image and newly inserted text, click the undo option or ctrl-z
  • Sometimes there might be a bigger or higher resolution image, the details window provides a link to view the image at the website where you will get more information and possibly other image sizes
  • Click on the "T" (for Text) button and a window pops up to let you create an image by combining pictures of decorative letters for any word that you type in
  • Enter a word and click the "make" button as many times as you like to build it using random decorative letters. decorative letters preview image
  • Above and below each letter is a button with an arrow, clicking these will replace the displayed letter with the next or previous in the list
  • When you're happy with the result click the "use" button to place the group of images into the card, the letters will be resized to fit.
  • It can take a minute, especially for long words, if you close the window it will continue and insert the images.
  • Once placed in the card, the images can be resized, adjusted, transformed and coloured using tools provided by the Slides editor. Select one or more images and click "Format options" on the toolbar, to return to the Greetings sidebar simply close "Format options".
  • Not all letters available are used by this tool, it selects a number that aren't too tall, wide or narrow in shape. Many more decorative letters can be found using the letter search and they can be used to manually replace letters in the card.
  • Some letters have very few images, e.g "X", and sometimes you will find the same image in varying sizes, shades and quality.
  • Details such as title and link are not inserted in the "notes"
  • To remove the newly inserted image group, click the undo option or ctrl-z

Zenlan add-ons ...

  • are served from a secure server
  • do not use any custom cookies
  • use authentication based solely on the scope of the individual add-on
  • do not collect, store or share any of your document data or metadata
  • do not collect, store or share any of your account information
  • log error messages on a secure private server along with date/time and IP address
  • do use Google Analytics in order to monitor service for issues and to and find areas for improvement but Zenlan does not trace this information to any individual or IP address
  • do use a third party service that may collect information used to identify you, i.e. Google Play Services

Paletti add-on for Google Slides ...

  • stores your favourites using the Google App Script's PropertiesService::UserProperties container
  • does not access any other stored data in that container, i.e. settings belonging to other add-ons or scripts
  • uses your browser's localStorage to save your current view mode (favourites/palettes) and position; if your browser does not support localStorage your view mode and position will always revert to defaults

Sourcera add-on for Google Slides & Documents ...

  • stores your settings and selected terms using the Google App Script's PropertiesService::UserProperties container
  • does not access any other stored data in that container, i.e. settings belonging to other add-ons or scripts

Greetings from the British Library add-on for Google Slides ...

  • can create new Slides Presentations at your request
  • does not access any other files in your Google Drive for any purpose
  • stores your selected terms using the Google App Script's PropertiesService::UserProperties container
  • does not access any other stored data in that container, i.e. settings belonging to other add-ons or scripts