๐Ÿ‘‹ Welcome, Rolf

Gamma Tips & Tricks

Learn how Gamma differs from traditional slide decks, and check out everything it can do

TLDR

Gamma uses flexible cards instead of fixed slides and a realtime, collaborative and writing-based editor that saves you time by letting you focus on content (not styling).

Footnotes and nested cards help you break complex ideas into bite-sized pieces, without losing detail & context.

Include gifs, videos, charts and even websitesโ€”with interactive embeds. Make your deck polished and presentable in one-click, with themes.

Present your deck or share it like a doc. Track engagement w/ built-in analytics.

๐Ÿ“„ Cards, Nested Cards & Footnotes

We've all read documents that feel like walls of text

๐Ÿ’ฌ Gamma lets you break down ideas into bite-size pieces called cards

Cards are similar to slides in a presentation, and they can be presented one at a time.

โ†•๏ธ Unlike slides, cards expand to fit your ideas

Cards automatically get taller as you type, so you don't have to worry about squeezing your ideas to fit, or filling up space on an empty slide.

Nested Cards

๐Ÿ“ฆ Cards can be nested inside of others cards

This lets you keep detail and context, without overwhelming your audience

For example, you might put the what at the top level of a card, but then share all the background on the why inside these nested cards.

They're also great for listing out multiple ideas, and letting your audience "choose their own adventure."

โœ‚๏ธ You can merge and split cards

Refine your ideas faster and more fluidly than slides

Unlike with slides, in Gamma you can freely split and merge cards togetherโ€”letting you develop your ideas and content a lot more quickly.

To split cards

Type *** or --- while editing a card, or type /split and hit enter.

To merge cards

use the โ€ฆ overflow menu in the corner of any card to merge it into the card above.

PS: you can also add footnotes

โšกEditing & Adding Content

If you've used Notion, you'll pick up Gamma in no time

โŒจ๏ธ Slash Menu

Like Notion, Gamma uses a block-based editor and a slash menu.

Type / while editing in a card to pull up the slash menu to browse all of the different content options.

โž• Insert Menu

You can also drag things directly into your deck while in edit mode, using the insert menu on the right.

โ˜‘๏ธ Content Blocks

Here's an overview of some of the content blocks you can add in Gamma

๐Ÿ”ค Typography

Eliminate the chaos that comes with infinite font sizes

Gamma uses a pared down set of font sizes so you never have to burn time choosing between unlimited options or reserving time at the end to make things consistent.

๐Ÿช„ Protip: you can use markdown syntax to quickly format text

  • # Heading 1
  • ## Heading 2
  • ### Heading 3
  • > Blockquote
  • :emoji: Add an emoji ๐Ÿ˜
  • `foo` code snippet
  • Title

    Heading 1

    Heading 2

    Heading 3

    Blockquote

    Body text

    function greet(){
       console.log("Hello World")
    }

    ๐Ÿงพ Lists & Tables

    The usual options, with some new tricks

    Gamma lets you create ordered and unordered lists just like traditional slides. Unlike slides, you can also create todo lists, eg. to list out action items or quickly show progress towards open tasks.

    Bulleted lists

  • Item 1
  • Item 2
  • Item 3
  • Type * or - then space

    Numbered lists

  • Item 1
  • Item 2
  • Item 3
  • Type 1. then space

    Todo lists

  • Milestone 1
  • Milestone 2
  • Milestone 3
  • Type [] then space

    Tables

    Gamma Decks

    Traditional Slides

    Markdown support

    โœ… Yes

    โŒ No

    Responsive on mobile

    โœ… Yes

    โŒ No

    Easy to create

    โœ… Yes

    โš ๏ธ Rarely

    ๐Ÿ‘Œ Multi-Column Layouts

    Stop dragging and resizing boxes to create layouts

    In Gamma you can create pixel-perfect two and three column layouts in seconds.

    Just drag blocks next to each other to create multi-column layouts. You can also use the slash menu to insert the number of columns you want

    ๐Ÿ“ Diagrams

    Communicate visually with diagrams in Gamma

    Gamma comes with pre-made diagram templates.

    Type /diagram while editing to pull up diagramming options or use the insert menu on the right to drag in a diagram.

    Double click on any of the diagrams ๐Ÿ‘‡ below while editing, to pull up the inline editor

    ๐Ÿ–ผ Images and Media Galleries

    Images

    Quickly drag or upload your own images into your presentation.

    You can also pull them in quickly via Unsplash and Giphyโ€”just type /unsplash or /giphy while editing.

    Gamma images can be resized and cropped inline so you can make them look good seconds.

    Galleries

    Present collections of content, without a million slides

    Type /gallery to create a media gallery. Galleries handle layouts for you so you don't have to create column layouts or worry about resizing content. Galleries can contain images, videos, links and more.

    A gallery in present mode:

    ๐Ÿ–ผ Interactive Embeds

    Push your presentation beyond just text and images. Embed just about anything you want in a presentation

    ๐ŸŽž GIFs

    Add some fun and punch to your next presentation using giphy. Type /giphy while editing a card to add gifs into your Gamma deck.

    ๐ŸŽฌ Videos

    Spice up your next a presentation with a video or two. Embed videos from YouTube, Vimeo, Loom or just about anywhere else in a few clicks.

    ๐Ÿ’ฟ Music

    Embed your theme song

    ๐Ÿ“ˆ Charts & Files

    Embed files from Google Drive, MS Office, PowerBI, Amplitude, Airtable and more!

    ๐Ÿ“ฑ Figma Prototypes

    View prototype and mockups directly in Gamma

    ๐Ÿ’ป Websites

    You can even embed entire websites in your deck if you're feeling brave

    Embed just about anything into your deck ๐Ÿ™‚

    ๐ŸŽจ Themes and Styling

    Ever spent hours making your deck look nice?

    With Gamma, you can style and restyle your deck in one click. Anytime.

    Changing the style of your deck just takes a click. You can change the theme of this deck, by clicking the theme button up top in the toolbar (while editing).

    Default - Dark Theme

    Prism Theme

    ๐Ÿ† Custom Themes

    You can also build custom themes to match your brand

    Gamma comes with nice default themes out of the box to save you time, but you can also build your ownโ€”to match your style, or team/company brand

    Choose the:

  • Title and heading fonts
  • Accent color
  • Background image
  • Logo
  • Go Wild. Create Mood

    Leverage card styles and backgrounds to immerse your audience in your presentation

    This card uses:

  • A Giphy gif as its background image
  • The dark and frosted card options
  • It only takes a few clicks.

    ๐Ÿ–ฅ Presenting, Sharing & Exporting

    Present your ideas like a deck, or share them like a doc

    Present Mode

    โ–ถ๏ธ Present big ideas in bite-sized pieces

    If you're on desktop, you can present your deck card by card, just like a traditional slide deck. Use your arrow keys to navigate between cards.

    ๐Ÿ‘‰ Focus on one point at a time with spotlight mode

    Type S while in present mode to turn on spotlight. Spotlight lets keep the audience focused on one piece of content at a time.

    ๐Ÿ”ง Make quick edits to your deck, on the fly

    Ever tried to fix a typo mid-presentation in Powerpoint or Google slides? It's super awkward.

    In Gamma you can just double click to make quick edits to your content.

    ๐Ÿ‘๏ธ Follow mode: like screen-sharing, but more interactive

    Try sharing the deck with your audience directly. If they click on your face they can read, comment and follow along as you present.

    Check out this Loom see it in action:

    Sharing & Async Consumption

    โœ‰๏ธ Drop a link to your deck in Slack or an email

    Your audience won't need a Gamma account to view your deck. Create a share link with view permissions from the share panel in seconds.

    ๐Ÿ“ฑ Gamma decks look good on any device

    Gamma decks are responsive, and reflow to fit your device. Your audience won't have to pinch and zoom on mobile.

    ๐Ÿ–จ You can still print or save your deck as a PDF

    Sometime you just gotta attach a PDF to an email. No sweat. Gamma decks can still be exported to PDF like traditional slides ๐Ÿ‘.

    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Realtime Collaboration

    Just like Google Docs, Gamma lets you work with others in realtime

    ๐Ÿ”— Invite your friends to collaborate with one link

    Open the share panel to create an access link they can use to join and edit your deck.

    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Comments and block reactions

    Unlike with slides, Gamma lets you comment and react to specific blocks (pieces of content) in a card.

    Hover on a block of text and click the speech bubble icon ๐Ÿ’ฌ on the right margin of the card.

    ๐Ÿ“ˆ Deck Analytics

    Track engagement with your deck, down to the card level

    ๐Ÿ‘ Check to see who's viewed your deck

    Track things like recent views, who viewed your deck, when they opened it, how many cards they viewed.

    ๐Ÿ•“ See where people spend their time in your decks

    You can see the where people spend their time on different cards, and look at drop offโ€”the percentage of people get to specific cards in your deck.

    ๐Ÿ˜Ž Ready to dive in?

    Here are some ways to get started in Gamma

    ๐Ÿ–ผ Browse or create your own deck

    Check out cool decks we and others have made

    Browse our template gallery (desktop only)

    Start building in a blank deck (desktop only)

    ๐Ÿ’ก Not sure what to make in Gamma?

    Check out our templates gallery for some ideas to get started.

    Here are a few ideas for use cases where a Gamma deck might be a great fit:

    Product

  • PRD/specs
  • Technical design doc
  • Design spec
  • Launch briefing
  • Roadmap/planning
  • Product review
  • Internal trainings
  • Sales

  • First call deck
  • Pricing proposal
  • Feature demos
  • Customer Success

  • Onboarding guide
  • Success plan
  • QBR check-in
  • Executive

  • OKR/metrics update
  • Strategy deck
  • Board meeting
  • Reorg announcement
  • All hands meeting
  • Hiring

  • Portfolio (eg designer)
  • Job req
  • Job offer letter
  • Onboarding guide
  • Marketing

  • Launch briefing
  • Competitive research
  • Goal settings/metrics checkin
  • ๐Ÿ”— Invite others to join your workspace

    Share this link ๐Ÿ‘‡ to invite team members to your workspace. You'll be able to collaborate on decks in realtime.

    https://gamma.app/Rolf-Mistelbacher-be5vncv8njfcb3z/join?code=01y6vmuc6kffo4e

    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Share feedback on the product or get help

    ๐Ÿ“ฌ Join the Gamma beta Slack channel

    Join our beta user Slack channel and get product updates, and chat, share feedback or ask us questions in real time.

    ๐ŸŒˆ Share feedback/request changes to the product

    Find a bug? Have ideas on how to improve the product or a new feature you think would be awesome?

    Drop us a note in our Google Form. It'll get auto-forwarded to a dedicated Slack channel we have internally, and reviewed by the cofounders & product team. We'll follow up shortly.

    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Chat with us

    If you're on desktop, you can chat with us directly in Gamma. Check the bottom right hand corner of your screen (in edit mode) for our helper widget.

    Thanks from all of us at Gamma!