A text box is an effective way to draw attention to important information on a page, or organize your thoughts visually.

Adding a text box to a Google Doc can also make your document look more formal and professional -- which is particularly important if you're sharing the Doc with colleagues.Download Now: How to Use Google for Marketing [Free Guide]

If you need to differentiate a set of text for your next marketing meeting notes or brainstorming session, you'll need to know how to add a text box in Google Docs. Fortunately, it's incredibly easy to do. In fact, it should take less than a minute once you get the hang of it. Here's how.

How to Add a Text Box in Google Docs

1. Go to "Insert" and then click "Drawing … ".

2. Within the Drawing tool, click the "Text box" (it's the box in the tool bar with a "T" in the middle).

3. Draw your desired text box shape. Then, type your text into the box.

4. In the toolbar, you'll see a paint bucket. Click that to change the color in your text box, or text box border, if you want.

5. When you're happy with your text box, click "Save & Close".

6. And voila! Your text box is instantly placed in your Google Doc. If you want to move it around, simply drag it or pull the corners to change the size.

That's it! Check out our "Ultimate Guide to Google Docs" next, if you're looking for a more in-depth dive into the ins and outs of Google Docs.

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Originally published Aug 10, 2018 6:00:00 AM, updated September 05 2019


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