Link to view PDF version of a Google slides in browser

I’m trying to create a link to a google slides doc that will open in a browser as a pdf. I’ve tried changing the end of the URL from edit?usp=sharing to export?format=pdf and a few variations with no success. My suspicions were confirmed after reading this article from how-to geek that asserts the technique does not work with google docs. Does anyone know of a technique that does work on google docs or a work-around?