How to Add Text Box in Google Docs

Google Docs allow you to add a text box to highlight the information and move it anywhere in the document.

In this tutorial, we will learn the multiple ways to add the text box and all the options that come with it.

Method 1 to Add Text Box – Drawing Tool

  1. First, go to the Insert Tab on the menu bar and click Drawing, then New.
  2. After that, the drawing window will open, and there click on the Text Box icon (displayed with the letter “T” in the middle).
  3. Here, hold and drag the cursor to design your textbox. Even you can easily re-size it with the help of blue dots. But first, you need to on the auto-fit option.
  4. Now, it is ready, and you can write down the text of your choice in it.

Interestingly, with the above options, you can also customize the textbox by adding the border and changing the font, color, and background to give it an attractive look.

  • After making all the changes, click on Save and Close buttons. Then, the text box will appear on your document.
  • To edit the box, click Edit, and it opens the same window in which you have created the box.

Method 2: Using the Custom Tool

It is a very interesting tool to create a text box in various shapes to convey information to the users.

  1. Again, click on Insert, then Drawing and New.
  2. Then, click on the Shape icon beside the text box icon on the same drawing window.
  3. Here, selects the shape from the drop-down list and draw it by holding the “+” icon.
  4. Now, you can write your message in the text box and design it with different colors.
  5. In the end, click the Save and Close button to add it to your sheet.

Method 3: Using the Table tool

Another way to create the text box is by using the single-cell table. The following are the steps to do.

  1. Initially, click Insert from the main menu, click on Table, and choose the (1 x 1) table option.
  2. The text box will appear on your document with a column and a row. You can adjust the height and width of your text box by holding and dragging on the lines.
  3. Next, enter the text, and to make changes, you can alter the color of your text and add unique border color.
  4. Alternatively, you can also set the table properties by hovering the cursor on the Format option. Click Table < Table Properties.
  5. Once you select the table properties, the following dialog box appears with formatting options that you can adjust. After that, click Ok to apply those changes.