How To Wrap Text In Google Docs

Last Updated on July 20, 2023 by Jake Sheridan

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

How To Wrap Text In Google Docs

When writing documents in Google Docs, you may want to change how your text interacts with images. By default, images are placed inline, which means that they take up the entire space.

However, Google Docs also included a “Wrap Text” option that allows text to flow around an inserted image. This feature may be preferred if you want to save space or if you want to make your document more visually engaging.

In this guide, we will show you how to wrap text in Google Docs, and make sure that your document looks neat and organized.

How to Add Text Wrapping in Google Docs

Here’s our step-by-step guide on how to add text wrapping in google docs.

Step 1

First, open the document where you want to wrap text around an image.

In our example, we have a left-aligned image after the second paragraph. We want to change the formatting so that the third paragraph starts on the empty block of space to the right of the image.

Step 2

Use your cursor to select the image you want to wrap text around.

Selecting the text will reveal a list of possible text wrapping options.

Step 3

Click on the Wrap text option.

The document’s text should now wrap around the image instead of continuing on the line below it.

Users can also access this feature by right-clicking on the image and selecting Image options.

An Image options panel will now appear on the right side of Google Docs. Under the Text Wrapping section, you can find additional options such as whether you want text to wrap on the left or right side of the image. You can also adjust the margins of each side of the image manually.

Step 4

Clicking on the Wrap Text option will also reveal additional settings. For example, you can adjust the margins between the image and the text by clicking on the first drop-down menu.

Step 5

We can also change how the image interacts with changes made to your text. Your image can either move with the text or stay in a fixed position on a page.


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

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