How to Add a Textbox on Google Slides

Google Slides provides you with a customizeable layout to which you can add a variety of different objects.

This includes things like pictures, objects, and text boxes. By incorporating combinations of these various elements you can typically create the information that you want to share or present to others.

Perhaps the most commonly used object is the text box. Many of the default slide layouts that you can use in Google Slides will provide a text box or two by default, but you may discover that you want to add additional text boxes.

Our guide below will show you how to add a textbox in Google Slides.

How to Insert a Textbox in Google Slides

The steps in this article were performed in the desktop version of the Google Chrome Web browser, but will also work in other desktop browsers like Edge or Safari.

Step 1: Sign into Google Drive and open your Slides file.

Step 2: Choose the slide to which you wish to add a text box.

select your slide

Step 3: Click the Text box button in the toolbar above the slide.

click the Text box button

Step 4: Click on the slide and drag the text box border to the desired size.

draw the text box

Step 5: Enter your text.

how to add a textbox in Google Slides

You can also insert a textbox in Google Slides by choosing Insert > Text box at the top of the window.

If you need to reposition or resize the text box you can use the controls that become visible when the text box is selected.

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