How to Add and Format a Text Box in Google Docs

Add insert format text box Google Docs
Add insert format text box Google Docs

Do you know how to add and format a text box in Google Docs? Text boxes let you emphasize or bring attention to a particular text in Google Docs. Create or adding a text box is a great way to highlight a text or information in a file or document. Like a pull quote or even for laying out images and text on the thing like flyers and be able to move it around easily. You can draw and format your text box. Google does not make adding one obvious, so here how to add a text box to a document or File in Google Docs.

Using a drawing tool in Google Docs you can be designed for adding text boxes, shapes, images, and Lines in a document or file. The text box or shapes are not required for every document but you will need specific documents like lines, arrows, and rectangles that can be used together to create a flow chat.

Read: Google Docs the Definitive Guide for Beginner

How to Insert a Text Box in Google Docs File

Let’s show here how to add a text box to a document. Google Docs is the best way to highlight relevant information and attraction to particular elements of a document. However, creating one is not easy and is hidden in an unknown location. If you want to create box then follow the below steps:

  1. Go the Insert Menu
  2. Select the Drawing option
  3. Click on the New option from sub-menu
  4. Then click on the Text box icon in the Drawing Dialog box
  5. Now create a text box by click and drag your mouse in the space provided
  6. Enter your desired text in the box
  7. Click on the Save & Close blue option from the Top to insert the text box into the document when you have done it.
Open Google Docs File, Select Insert, Drawing and New option Add and Format
Open Google Docs File, Select Insert, Drawing and New option
Click Text Box, Drag, Save and Close
Click Text Box, Drag, Save and Close

How to Format a Text Box in Google Docs File

If you want to Format a text box in Google Docs File. There are several options for formatting to a text box in Google docs. Here are the following steps to format a text box in Docs.

  1. Click on Text Box in the Google Docs File
  2. Then click on the Edit option to the bottom left side of the text box
  3. The text box will open in the Drawing tool window
  4. Now click on the Text box then formatting ribbon will appear at the top with the following options
    • Fill color: Now click on the fill color icon at the top and choose to fill your color from the color board
    • Text box Border Color: Select the Border color and choose to border color from the given options
    • Border Weight: Click on the Border Weight option to choose the border Weight d.Text
    • Box Border Dash: Style of the border like line, dashes, dots, etc.
    • Font format: You can select different font formats for text in the text box
Add and Format Text Box in Google Docs
Format Text Box in Google Docs
Edit, Size & Rotation and All image option
Edit, Size & Rotation and All image option

How to Add and Format Text in Google Docs to a Text Box

Let’s show you how to add and format text to a text box in Google Docs in the following steps:

  1. Once you add a Text box to a Google Docs file
  2. Now double click on the Text box to edit in the drawing area
  3. Then click in the Text box and type the text you want to add to the text box
  4. If you want to Format the text in the text box then click on the More or Three-dots option to Extend format toolbar
  5. Select the text in the text box and you can click on the different options from the More option or Toolbar to format the text like the following
    • Increase or Decrease the size of the Fonts
    • Bold the fonts or text by B
    • Italic style of fonts by I
    • Underline your text or font by U
    • Change the color of fonts
    • Align the text to Right, Left, & Center side
    • Add Numbering or Bullet to text or font
    • Move text to Right and Left side
How to Add and Format Text in Google Docs to a Text Box
How to Add and Format Text in Google Docs to a Text Box

Alternative Way to Add a Text Box or Shape in Google Docs

Here is an alternative way to add text and Shape in Google Docs. Let’s teach you how to add a text box, Shapes, images, lines, and Arrows to create a flow chart or design a document in the following steps:

Steps to Add a Text Box or Shape in Google Docs

  1. Open Google Docs with any browser
  2. Now open a New Blank document in Docs
  3. Select the File Menu from the top left side
  4. Click New Arrow and select Drawing Tool option from the submenu
  5. Add or Enter Document Title or Name and click Start Editing
  6. Now click on the Text Box icon
  7. Drag a text box with your mouse cursor in a given area
  8. You can also insert various Shapes, Arrow, Callouts, Equations & Images
  9. If you want to Format Text box or Shapes or captions
Open google Docs, File Menu, New Arrow, & Drawing option
Open Google Docs, File Menu, New Arrow, & Drawing option
Enter a New Document Name or Title and Start Editing
Enter a New Document Name or Title and Start Editing
Add Text Boxes and Text Formatting
Add Text Boxes and Text Formatting
Insert Shapes, Arrows, Callouts, & Equations
Insert Shapes, Arrows, Callouts, & Equations
Add Shapes to Google Docs Document
Add Shapes to Google Docs Document
Add Different Arrows to Docs File
Insert Different Arrows to Docs File
Add Multiples Equation to Docs Files
To Add Multiples Equation to Docs Files
See Text Boxes, Shapes, Arrow, Images, Equation, & Format Options
See Text Boxes, Shapes, Arrow, Images, Equation, & Format Options

Using Formation Options to Format Text Box, Shapes, Images, Callouts, & Arrows

When you completely added a text box, shapes, arrows, callouts, & images to your Google Docs document or file then follow the steps:

  1. Click on the Text box or Shape are anything you want to format
  2. Then click on the More option from the top right side
  3. Select the Format options from the top to add more format options like the below
  4. Size & Rotations: Chang the size and rotations
  5. Positions: You can change the positions of the text box or shapes
  6. Text Fitting:  Fit text in the text box or shapes
  7. Drop Shadow: Apply shadow to your text box or shapes
  8. Reflection: It will reflect your shapes, textbox, arrows & images
Format Options, Size & Rotation, Position, Drop shadow, & Reflection
Format Options, Size & Rotation, Position, Drop shadow, & Reflection
See Add and Format Text Boxes, Shapes, Arrow, Images, Equation, & Format Options
See Text Boxes, Shapes, Arrow, Images, Equation, & Format Options

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