Quick Start Guide

Unlike standard deck creation tools like PowerPoint or Google Slides, Typeset gets you creating content immediately instead of fumbling around with the layout and organization of your content. Simply describe what you want or copy and paste it in, and Typeset magically makes it a reality.


Getting Started

Once you've created your account, you can start creating right away!

There are two ways to get started:

  • Go to https://www.typeset.com/ and select New Deck in the top right corner, or

  • Click the (+) icon and choose between: Deck, Document or Social Media

On the left is your editor. Think of the editor as your working space: put your text/content there, and then slides will appear on the right. The slides will update as you type in the editor.

Important tips to keep in mind:

  1. To change the type of content you’re adding to a slide, just type it into the field box. For example, writing “bullets” tells Typeset to automatically format that line as a bulleted list.

  2. To add a new element, simply hit Enter/Return.

  3. To add a new slide, use Command+Return, --- (three dashes), or hit Return three times.

Adding Content

Typing shortcuts used at the beginning of a new line lets you add different kinds of content to your slide.

For example:

  • Format text by typing "title", "normal", "quote", "code", "table", or "math". Every new slide starts with a title by default.
  • Type "list", "bullet", or "numbered" to create a new list, or "chart" to create various kinds of common charts.
  • To insert visual elements, type "image", "picture", "logo", "gif", or "video".

Too much to remember? Browse all available elements by typing a forward slash "/" on a new line.


In the editor, you'll find settings and template options on the left side of each slide workspace. 

Clicking the magic wand will reveal a set of slide templates to help you get started. 

Not sure what the slide should look like? Just input your content and hit the magic wand. Typeset will make suggestions for the best way to format your slide.

Slide Previews and Layouts

Your slides will appear on the right and update in real-time as you type. Choose from a variety of different layouts for each slide by clicking the magic wand

The styles and layouts available will depend on what content you've added to your slide.

Choose different layouts by clicking one of the available options, and the overall color palette by clicking one of the inkwells below.

The palettes represent the overall color scheme. You can see previews of how default colors are applied to different elements. You can also manually set the colors to match your visual brand identity.


When you are ready to present your deck, click the Preview button here:  

The player automatically fills the available screen. This may result in a slightly different viewing experience depending on the size of the screen. 


Once your deck is complete, you can share what you’ve created by clicking Sharing on the right. The sharing menu provides several options for who will be able to access the deck. This includes individual-level access which can be used to track whether someone has viewed the deck. 

Frequently Asked Questions

Q: How do I save my changes? 

A: Typeset constantly and automatically saves your progress as you go! If you make changes while not connected to the internet, make sure not to close Typeset before reconnecting.

Q: Can I upload my own images?

A: Yes! Simply type "image" into a new line, then either drag and drop your image into the selector or choose your images from the file browser.

Q: What kind of charts or diagrams can I make in Typeset?

A: Currently, in the app, you can directly build line, bar, column, funnel, pie, and sunburst charts. You can even build flow charts directly in Typeset, too!

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