G-Tools for PowerPoint

Professional Tools for Presentation Designers

A Powerful New Tab in Your PowerPoint Ribbon

PowerPoint add-in : G-Tools Ribbon V1.97

G-Tools is a brand new add-in for PowerPoint that brings powerful design tools to your fingertips in a new ribbon tab.

G-Tools brings PowerPoint presentation designers a collection of invaluable tools which are not only fun to use but also great for improving your productivity.

Watch the features marked with a star below while we create individual videos for each feature.

Slide Features

Notes – export notes to Text, Excel or Word files. Delete all notes from your presentation.

Export Slides – copy the selected slides to a new presentation, maintaining the formatting or export slides to an Outlook email (read more).

Export Slides to Outlook

Exporting slides to an Outlook email using several variations of the layout and style formatting options.

Delete Hidden – delete all hidden slides in your presentation.

Export Size – Change the default export resolution for saving slides as images without having to edit the Windows Registry.

Shapes & Pictures Features

Same Size* – select multiple shapes and use this button to set them all the same size.

Same Position* – select multiple shapes and use this button to set them all to the same central position.

Same Size and Position* – do both of the above together!

Stack* – select multiple shapes and stack them precisely in one of four directions without any spacing between them.

Fill & Outline Color – use the extended G-Tools color picker to select colours from RGB, HSL or web Hex color models.

Adjustment Painter

Pick up and paste adjustments, such as rectangle corners, to one or more other shapes of the same type.


Create multiple copies of your selected shape , evenly spaced on a grid.

Fill Slide

Fill the slide with the selected object e.g. make a picture fill the whole slide.

Split Picture

Select a picture on your slide and the picture splitter will create a new slide with copies of your picture cropped to make up your original picture with a set of picture tiles. Choose the number of rows and columns and optionally choose to add a preset animation to the resulting tiles.

Save as Picture – as with the default PowerPoint ability to save any object(s) on your slides as a picture but with the added benefit of specifying up to 6 formats and the export size.

Magnifier an area of a picture or the full slide content. Use a pre-designer magnifying glass (which you can fully edit in PowerPoint) or use one of your own shapes. You can set the magnification percentage to precisely match your need.

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Popup Feature

With the Popups feature you can link a Trigger object with a Popup object. During a slide show, clicking on the trigger object toggles the visibility of the Popup object. Objects can be shapes, text boxes, groups, pictures, videos, SmartArt and more. This is a great feature for revealing or hiding content in an interactive manner. The feature also supports cascading popups so trigger 1 can reveal popup 1 which can also be trigger 2 for popup 2 an so on.

G-Tools for PowerPoint - Popup Link Manager

Text Features

Text to Outline* – convert text to a vector outline in PowerPoint 2013. You can convert a single text shape or search for all text within a presentation that uses your specified font. Once converted, the text looks just like it did before but you can edit it in ways you cannot edit a text box and it means you can send presentations to anyone without having to embed fonts or requiring the user to install them.

Text to Title – move text from an orphaned shape to the Title placeholder.

Text to Body – move text from an orphaned shape to the Body placeholder.

Combine Text – combine the formatted text from multiple shapes into the first.

Video Features


Insert Vimeo videos into your slides and run them over an Internet connection during a live slide show. This feature compliments the built-in YouTube feature within PowerPoint which is described by our friends at Indezine.

G-Tools - Insert Vimeo Video


Groups Features

Add Shape to Group* – select one group that already has animation(s) set and with a second selection of another shape, picture, video etc. add that to the original group without loosing all of your valuable animation settings, layering and naming properties. This is a real time saver!

Chart Features

Set Chart Text Color – by default, the text of the various elements that make up an Excel chart embedded in a presentation are set to a pre-defined tint and shade of the dark text color in your presentation theme. The only way to change this for new charts is to create chart template files but that leads to a set of additional complexities. G-Tools provides a way to change the text color of the chart(s) in the current slide or all of the charts across a presentation with just a few clicks.

Color Features

G-Tools - Create Color PaletteCreate Palette* – create a new color palette based on the fill color of your selected shape using one of 8 different color harmony modes: include complementary, analogous, triadic, split complimentary, square, rectangle, equidistant and monochromatic.

Create Wheel* – specify the number of arcs and circles in your color wheel and create it right on your slide with editable shapes that you can then use with the format painter to color other objects in your presentation or build your own unique color palette.

Insert Color Data – adds RGB, HSL and HTML/Hex color codes to the shape(s) you select.

Theme Colors – Easily and quickly create amazing palettes with this tool and then share them with PowerPoint, Excel, Word and other theme-aware Office applications.

Window Features

Resize Window :  set the width and height of the PowerPoint window to a pre-defined standard video size to make capturing video tutorials easy. We used it to set the size to the HD mode of 720p to record the video below!

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G-Tools is compatible with ribbon-enabled versions of PowerPoint running on Windows:

Microsoft Windows :

8 & 8.1 (32 and 64 bit)

7 (32 and 64 bit)

Microsoft PowerPoint :

2013 (32 & 64 bit) – Note : the Text-to-Outline feature only works with this version

2010 (32 & 64 bit)


How G-Tools appears in Microsoft PowerPoint

Once installed, a new G-Tools tab will appear in your PowerPoint ribbon which contains all of the new tools categorised into groups:

G-Tools Ribbon