How To Insert Text Box In Google Docs

Last Updated on July 20, 2023 by Jake Sheridan

In this tutorial, you will learn how to insert your own text box in Google Docs.

How To Insert Text Box In Google Docs

Adding a text box to a Google Docs document can be a great way to add additional information or highlight a certain section. Text boxes are separate elements that are not affected by the addition or deletion of text on other pages.

Text boxes can also be used to add comments to a document, or to provide a visual cue to the reader.

In this guide, we will show you how to insert text boxes in Google Docs through the Drawing tool. We will also give a few pointers on the different ways the text box can interact with the text in your document.

How to Insert Text Box in Google Docs

Here’s our step-by-step guide on how to insert a text box in Google Docs.

Step 1

First, click on Insert > Drawing > New to add a new drawing to the current sheet.

Step 2

A pop-up will appear showing a checkered screen. This pop-up is where we will setup our new text box.

In the Drawing tool pop-up, click on the text box icon found in the toolbar. This icon looks like a box with a capitalized T in the center.

Step 3

To create a text box, click on any point in the checkered area and drag the cursor.

Releasing the cursor will allow a new text box to appear. You may drag on the corners of the box to resize it as needed.

Step 4

You can now start typing the contents of your text box.

The Drawing tool includes most of the same text formatting options you’re familiar with such as font size, font color, and text alignment.

Step 5

Once you’re satisfied with the contents, click on Save and Close to add the text box to your document.

Step 6

The text box has multiple text wrapping options. By default, the text box follows an inline option. This means that Google Docs keeps your document’s text above and below the object, keeping the text box within its own line.

Step 7

If you choose the Wrap Text option, Google Docs will allow the text in your document to freely wrap around the text box.

In the example above, our document’s text appears to the left of our text box, with the end of the line adjusted to fit the contents of the text box.


This guide should be everything you need to learn how to insert text box in google docs.

You may make a copy of this example spreadsheet to test it out on your own.