By inserting a text box in your document, you can highlight a section of text efficiently. To do this, use the Draw function. We will show you how to add the text box in your Google Docs document.
How to add a text box in Google Docs
Many writing programs offer you the option to add a text box. In Google Docs this works as well, but a bit differently than you know it from other programs. You need to create the box as a drawing first.
- Open your document in Google Docs and move the cursor to the place where you want to add a text box.
- Click “Insert” at the top.
- Go to “Drawing” and click “New.”
4. In the new window click on the text box icon. You can recognize it by the T.
5. Now drag a box. You can still adjust the size afterwards.
6. Click in the box to enter text. You can format it using the menu bar at the top.
7. If you want your text box to be framed, also click on the “Border weight” button. It is marked with three dashes.
8. When you are satisfied, click “Save and Close” at the top right. Your text box will now be inserted in your document.
How to edit the text box
Both when creating the text box in Draw mode and after inserting it, you have some options to customize it.
- While you are still in Draw mode, you can drag the corners of the text box to adjust the size.
- You will find some buttons for formatting at the top. For example, you can change the fill color and the border color.
- You can use the buttons “Border weight” and “Border dash” to change the border of the box.
- After you’ve already inserted the text box into your Google Docs document, click the element to change the formatting . For example, you can display the text box alone on one line or with text next to it.
- You can also use the formatting options in the menu bar at the top to change the alignment and center the text box or access the image options.