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How to add a text box or input field in Google Docs?
Google Docs is a free online word processor that allows you to create documents, spreadsheets, presentations, drawings, and forms. The service has become very popular since its launch in 2007.
But what if you want to include some other type of data, such as a number or date?
How To Add A Text Box In Google Docs
In this tutorial, I’ll show you how to add a simple text box to a Google Doc.
Create The Document
This will bring up the dialog shown below.
Click on “Other” from the list of options. A new window should appear with several templates available for your use. Choose the one called “Text Box”. Once you’ve done so, click OK.
The next screen shows an empty document. You can now begin adding content to it.
Click on the Insert tab, this will open up and present you with various options to insert into your document.
You will then be presented with a small menu containing all the different types of objects that are available to insert into your document. Click on the “Drawing” option and then “New”. Now, this may be an unusual way to start inserting a text box, but in Google Docs, this is how it’s done. So, follow along to find out how it works!
The Text Box Window
A new window will appear showing the current selection. Now we need to enter some text. So, click on the “text box” button along the top of the toolbar.
Draw Your text Box Shape
You’re going to see a screen like this with the T in a box icon. Select this icon. Draw your text box as the image below shows.
Once you’re finished entering text, press Enter. Your text will be inserted at the cursor position.
Writing Your Text
Type your text into the box that will show once you have drawn it. We’ve done a sample for you above showing what you could type into your text box.
Save And Close
If you click the “Save and Close” Icon, this will secure your text box in place and insert it into your document as shown below.
You can also edit your text box if you feel you would like to change the information you have typed. Or if you have made an error in the first attempt. So, don’t worry if you’ve made a spelling mistake, simply select “Edit” on the text box you have created and edit it into your desired text.
To make your text look good, there are two main things you need to know about formatting. First, you need to understand the difference between font style and font size.
Font Style refers to the way letters are displayed. There are many fonts available, each with its own unique characteristics. For example, Times New Roman displays letters in a bolder fashion than Helvetica Neue Bold.
You can edit your font size and style through the editing stage of your text box, as shown above.
We hope that this article has shown you exactly how to insert a text box into your document and how you can alter and change it once it has been created! Google Docs is a fantastic tool to use, and using the text boxes is a great way to use it.