How to Add a Textbox on Google Slides

A text box is one of the more important objects that you can use in a Google Slides presentation.

many of the default templates and themes have their own text box placements already, but you might find that you need to add even more of them.

Our tutorial below will show you how to add a textbox on Google Slides by following just a few short steps.

How to Put a Text Box in One of Your Google Slides

  1. Open your Google Slides presentation.
  2. Select the slide for the text box.
  3. Click the Text Box button.
  4. Draw the text box on the slide.
  5. Type your text into the text box.

Our guide continues below with additional information on how to add a textbox on Google Slides, including pictures of these steps.

Google Slides provides you with a customizable 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 (Guide with Pictures)

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.

Now that you know how to add a textbox on Google Slides, you will be able to add more content to any of the slides in the presentations that you are editing.

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