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.
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.