How To Center Text In Google Docs

Last Updated on July 21, 2023 by Jake Sheridan

In this tutorial, you will learn how to center text in Google Docs.

How To Center Text In Google Docs

If you are looking for a way to make your documents look more professional, one simple trick you can use is to center text in your documents. This can be helpful if you want to add a title or headings to your document, or if you want to add emphasis to certain words or phrases.

In this guide, we will show you how to quickly and easily center text in Google Docs. We will also show you a clever trick to center your text both vertically and horizontally on your page.

How to Align Text to Center in Google Docs

Here’s our step-by-step guide on how to align text to center in Google Docs.

Step 1

First, open the document with the text you want to center.

Step 2

Use your cursor to highlight the portion of your document you want to align to the center.

In this example, we’ll try to center the first paragraph of our document.

Step 3

In the toolbar, click on the Align and Indent icon and click the center align button. Alternatively, use the shortcut Ctrl+Shift+E.

You may also find this option under Format > Align & indent > Center.

Step 4

If you want to center text both vertically and horizontally, the best approach is to use a single-cell table. Click on Insert > Table and create a 1×1 table to insert to the current page.

Step 5

Write down the text you want to center vertically and horizontally.

Step 6

Right-click on the table and click Table properties.

Step 7

In the Table properties panel, set the minimum row height to roughly the height of your document. Note that you must take into consideration the margins of your document.

Next, head to the Cell section and set the Cell vertical alignment to Middle.

Step 8

Your 1×1 table should now span most of a single page.

Use the text alignment options to center the text.

Step 9

In the Table properties panel, set the table border width to 0 pt. This will make the border invisible.

You should now have your text centered both vertically and horizontally.


This guide should be everything you need to learn how to center text in Google Docs.

Click this link to make a copy of this sample document to try doing it yourself!