How to Center Text in Google Docs

Google Docs allows you to center the text horizontally from the Align button of the above toolbar, where we have (left, center, right, and justified) options. But there is no vertical alignment feature in it. Therefore, to center the text in the middle of the page, you need to insert a table with a 1×1 table.

In this tutorial, we will go through the different methods with keyboard shortcuts to center the text.

Center the Text using the Align Button

  1. First, select the text that you want to move to the center.
  2. Go to the toolbar and click on the Align drop-down.
  3. Here, select the Center Align option.
  4. Now, you can see the selected text shift to the center-aligned position.

Center Text using a Keyboard Shortcut

Another method to center the text is using the keyboard shortcut keys.

  1. Select the text you want to shift to the center.
  2. Press Ctrl + Shift + E.

Center the Text in the Middle of the Page

You can center the text in the middle of the page in Google Docs using the table, as there is no vertical-align button. Following are the steps to do this.

  1. Go to the Insert, hover over to Table, and select 1×1 table.
  2. Next, type the text in the table and extend it to the bottom of the page.
  3. Afterward, go to Format, then Table, and select Table Properties.
  4. The Table Properties window appears on the right side of the Google Docs.
  5. In the Cell vertical alignment drop-down, select the Middle.
  6. You can see the selected text moves to the middle of the table.
  7. Now, click the Center align button to align the text to the center of the page from the above toolbar.

Change the Formatting

  1. Click on the color drop-down and select the table border width to zero point to remove the table border, or even you can choose the border color if you want to.
  2. Next, you can also change the cell background color from white.
  3. In the end, your text saves after making all the changes.