How to Make and Delete Boxes in Google Docs

To make a document presentation more friendly, attractive, and formal. You can add images, font style, bullet points, an arrow which is important. Text Box is also one of them. To make the documents easily understandable can you insert a text box in Google Docs.

Text Box may be of different shapes like rectangle, oval, rounded rectangle, etc. Here we will see how to insert text box in Google Docs of different shapes and how to customize the text box using a drawing tool.

Simple and best ways for insertion and deletion of boxes in Google Docs via Normal Text Box and with help of Shapes (drawing tool) step-by-step.

How to Insert Text Box in Google Docs

Open “Google Docs”, go to “Menu Bar” click “Insert” and then Go to “Drawing” and click it.

You will see “+New” and “From Drive”. Click on +New. It will open a new window called Drawing Panel. As shown below image.

google docs text box, How to Insert Text Box in Google Docs

Click on the Text Box icon which appears in the toolbar. Go to the Drawing Panel. Click and drag your mouse to create a Text box space and resize the box border according to your use in Google Docs.

For resizing, click and hold the corner of the box and drag it up or down diagonally. 

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Creating a box

After creating a Text Box. Insert text within the shape that you want. Simple isn’t.

How to make boxes in Google Docs attractive

You have learned how to insert text boxes in Google Docs, now you can do customize formatting by filling colors in the text box to make it attractive by clicking the three horizontal dots, which will allow you to make text bold, italic, font size, etc.

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You can change the text color, box background color, font style, font size, alignment, and some other formats.

Once your Google Docs Text Box is ready, you have to Save and Close it for adding it to the document.

Now you can adjust and move boxes in Google Docs to where you want to place them by just Drag and Drop it. You can now change how to Wrap text, In line, or Break text.

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You can insert text box in Google Docs multiply by following the above method. For adding some other text to the existing box, you just have to click the edit button on the box.

How to add text box in Google Docs by Shapes

With the help of shapes and figures, you can add different text boxes in Google Docs like square, oval, rounded rectangle, etc. Follow the below steps-

To create a box go to “Menu Bar” click “Insert” and then Go to the “Drawing” option and click it.

You will see “+ New” and “From Drive”. Click on + New. It will open a new window called Drawing Panel. As shown below image.

how to type in a text box in google docs

Click on the Shape icon from the toolbar, you’ll see Shapes, Arrows, Callouts, and Equation on the drawing window. Go to Shapes and select the types of the box which you want to add in Google Docs from a variety of shapes.

Now “click and drag” your mouse to create the correct shape text box and resize it according to your use. Through the drawing tool, you can insert a cool text box design rather than just a rectangle box shape style i.e., a rounded rectangle.

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Google docs text box

After making the text box, Double-click on the box for writing text inside a shape. You can adjust the background color of the box, font style, and many more. Now click on Save and Close button to save the work and the text box will get appear on Google Docs automatically.

how to type in a text box in google docs

How to delete boxes on Google Docs

For the deletion of the boxes, there is no big task. Sometimes when the text box is of no use or looks ugly then we should delete it. To delete a text box in Google Docs simply click the existing text box with the mouse and press either the Delete button from the keyboard or Backspace. That’s it.

There is also an option that you can insert text box over image, which can be helpful for you.

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