Support 16:9 slide aspect ratio
At conferences, most stages now have a 16:9 aspect ratio. It would be really great if slides will support authoring decks in that format (+ export).
This has been added!xx You can now select from multiple different aspect ratios in the presentation settings. It’s even possible to define your own custom resolution.
Brian King commented
You need to select your presentation size before you make your slides and delete the off-center first slide. New slides you make will be centered over the "+" at the bottom of the screen. Otherwise you will need to recenter everything by hand. At that point you are probably better off keeping the 4:3 resolution you started with so everything will at least be centered properly.
Xavier Coulombe-Murray commented
Will you support 16:9 ratio soon? I love your product, but this is a deal breaker.
Rob Purser commented
You can do 16:9, but you have to push some elements outside of the 4:3 "boundary box" in the editor. It renders correctly on a 16:9 display in presentation. The problem is that if you try to export to PDF or PPT, the export cuts off at the 4:3 "boundary box." The resize rules you talk about don't apply to the export process.
AdminHakim (Admin, Slides) commented
Daniel: You can find an article describing how our presentations are resized to fit any display size here http://help.slides.com/knowledgebase/articles/774057-presentation-size
Daniel Himmelstein commented
In the meantime can we get some documentation of how 4:3 slides are rendered on a 16:9 display?
Thomas Procter commented
Agree with previous comment. If 16:9 was a standard it would make the decision to use slides.com a lot easier to make.
Rob Purser commented
not having an option for a 16:9 grid is almost a deal breaker for me...
Andy Fitzsimon commented
PDF at 16:9 and grid switching seems like two separate features. - both get +1's from me
Rafael Beraldo commented
@florlan, @Zach seconded. Support for 16:9 is really important for me.
Zach Lym commented
Full screen mode already supports this, but the background grid in the UI could switch between the two ratios.