How to Wrap Text in Google Slides

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By: Jim Harding June 12, 2019 7 minutes
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If you want to qualitatively, and the main thing is to make presentations quickly, then it is definitely Google presentations. This wonderful program is created exactly for this purpose.

No less interesting is to work in Google document. This saves you time, allows you to work online, and stores everything in the cloud. In Google document, you can work with images by selecting different effects and positions on pages. It also allows you to work with texts by setting different styles, fonts, sizes, colours, directions, creating formulas and symbols.

Google docs and Google Slides are quite powerful systems that work wherever you can connect to the Internet. The big advantage is that they are free and have many features.

But before the start, you need to learn and understand what features Google presentation and Google document provides, what are the subtleties and how to work with this program.

So, first, we suggest you figure out how to work with texts in Google Slides. Because often there are questions of how to make the right font, rotate the text, edit it, do with a slope. We hope that the following information will help you understand and use Google presentations.

How to wrap text in wrap text in Google Slides

You may do this in a few minutes.

  • Upload images to the slide from your computer by clicking Insert, selecting the Image option. In the drop down, you have ways to load an image (upload from computer, search the web, upload from google drive, from photos, by URL, and by camera). You choose the one you like. The object will be added over the existing text on the slide.
  • Reposition the image and resize it. Repeat the same steps with the text.

An example can be seen on the following screenshots:

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How to outline text in Google Slides

The outline of the text that will be different color from the filling of the text itself helps to make some dramatic looking text. The Word art function may be the best option for this task. To make a text path, you need to use Word Art, because this is where the text is not limited to font size and color. The same function is available in Power Point. We suggest you compare the functions and features of the two programs.

Google presentationMicrosoft Power Point
To create a text outline in Google Slides, you need to do the following:
  • Select Insert in the main menu and click Word art. The window in which you want to enter the text will open
  • Enter the text, and press Enter. You can now change the outline color and thickness, text color and fill color
  • Press Fill color on the control panel and select the color you like
  • Next, to change the color of the outline, click Border color and select the color
  • Rotate or place the text as needed
To create a text outline in Power Point, you need to do the following:
  • First, enter the text on the slide
  • Click on the control panel to select Insert, and find among all the options Word art
  • Select the fill colors and outline colors
  • Rotate text if it is necessary

In Power Paint there are more types of text that you can use to make your presentation better. But don’t forget that the availability of features depends on the software update and the version you use. So keep in mind that in Google Slides you can apply the Word Art option regardless of the version, and so on.
Here is a short gif showing the process in Google Slides:

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How to make text boxes in Google Docs

Creating text boxes in Google docs is a great way to highlight information (quotes, formulas, captions) and easily move it. You can do it in a few minutes by doing this:

  • Click the Insert option on the control panel
  • Select the Drawing section, and then New here
  • Click on the Text box icon to create it
  • Create a text box by dragging the mouse
  • Enter or paste the text
  • Set the font, text size and color as needed
  • Click Save and close
  • Place the text box on any part of the document

You may see an example on the following short gif:

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How to curve text in Google Slides

Curve the text means to make it unusual and original. Unfortunately, Google Slides doesn’t have the advanced features of Word art. But as a way out of this situation, you can create curved text in Microsoft Office Word and copy it to your Google presentation. This will take some time. The main thing is the presence of Microsoft Office Word and advanced features of Word art.

If that is the way you like, you should do it this way:

  • Copy the desired text and paste it into Microsoft Office Word
  • Highlight the text by clicking Insert and select WordArt among the listed options
  • Press the WordArt icon and then select the desired text effect (with/without shadow, round, framed, blurred, etc.)
  • After that you must select this and apply it to the text
  • Then the Format window will appear and you need to click Text effects
  • Here you select Transform and click on the transformation you want
  • After doing this, copy the curved text and paste it into Google Slides (will be inserted as image)
  • Change the size or position of the text if it is necessary

The result could be this:

curve text

Google Docs rotate text

Placing text in Google documents is common. You can adjust the font, color, position, but the rotation text will have a greater effect in any direction. But you won’t find the button that does it.

Pay attention to the following steps that will help you rotate the text as you want:

  • Find the text you want to rotate, and copy it
  • On the control panel, click Insert
  • Select the option Drawing, then click New. The Drawing window will appear and it means that you may create a text box
  • Click the Text box icon
  • Create a text box of the desired size
  • Paste text, point the mouse cursor at the top of the text box to display a sign “+”. This means that the text box can be rotated
  • Click Save and close
  • The text box will appear in your document and you can move it to any space.

It is an example of how to do the rotate text:

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Images are an integral part of every presentation. It would seem to be easy to download and insert a picture. But in Google presentation and Google document there are many features, techniques, and ways to manage the images that will help you achieve the desired result. With the help of Google you can make an inscription on the image, caption it, make the image a background and so on.

We suggest you learn more about how to work with images in Google document. In the following instructions you will find the most popular ways of working with images in Google presentation and Google document.

How to put text over a picture in Google Docs

You may use different programmes, editor and effects to add a text over a photo. But again, this will be done easily in Google documents. This will not take long. Follow these steps:

  • Open the document and click Insert
  • Select the Drawing option, then click New
  • In the Drawing window upload/add an image
  • Stretch or shrink it to make the size you want
  • Select the Text box in the main menu bar
  • Click and drag the mouse to create a text box on the image
  • Reposition the text box to any space on the image
  • Paste text into the text box
  • Change the size of the text in this box, font, color and so on, as needed
  • Click Save and close

Here is a short gif showing the process of putting text over a picture:

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How to add a caption to a photo in Google Docs

The image with the caption is very informative and gives a clear idea of what the image is/where it comes from/ what it means. This can be done in both Google docs and Google Slides. We suggest you to pay attention to two variants. And you will be able to choose which one will be easier for you.

Google documentGoogle presentation
To add a caption in Google docs, you need to do the following:
  • Click File on the control panel
  • Choose New, then Drawing (you will go to the drawing page)
  • Download an image in any of the following ways
  • Select Text box on the control panel and draw it below the image
  • Enter the required text (select font, size, color)
  • Also click File here in the main menu bar and select Download as JPEG image (.jpg)
  • Shift to Google documents
  • Click the Image icon and download the image from your computer
  • Stretch or shrink the image to the desired size

As you can see, the image and text are one picture.

The second way is to create an image with a separate caption. You can do this in a few steps:
  • Upload or paste an image
  • Choose the Text box icon
  • Create a text box below the image, dragging the mouse
  • Enter text (select the desired size, font, color)
  • Make any changes with size as needed

Both ways are convenient, which one to choose depends on your preference and on what kind of caption you need.
In the next short Gif you can see how easy is to add a caption to the image in Google docs:

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How to flip image in Google Docs

This is a frequently asked question, but the solution is very simple. An inverted image can be made in a couple of minutes using the following instructions:

  • Сlick File on the control panel in Google document
  • Select New, and then Drawing in the drop down, which help create a Drawing box
  • Upload or paste the image in one of the provided ways
  • Select Arrange or Action (depends on your version of Google document) on the control panel
  • Click Rotate option there
  • Choose Flip horizontally or Flip vertically to rotate the image as desired
  • After that click File, then Download as JPEG image (.jpg)
  • Go to Google docs and click Insert
  • Upload the finished image in any way

Here you can see a short gif to understand how to flip the image, and use this feature in your documents and presentations:

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How to make an image a background in Google Docs

You can make the image a background in a few simple steps, because it is not a difficult task in the Google presentations. But we suggest you to compare how you can make image a background in Google document and in Google presentation. You may choose the way that will seem easier and more convenient to you. This process takes about a couple of minutes.
So, pay your attention to the following:

Google documentGoogle presentation
  • In Google document will select Insert on the control panel
  • Click it and select Drawing from the options offered and click New here
  • Upload or paste an image that will later be the background on your page in the document
  • Create a text box anywhere on the page, dragging the mouse
  • Enter or paste text
  • If it is necessary, create additional text fields
  • When you are done with the background on this page, click Save and Close, and it will automatically appear in your Google document.
  • First open your Google presentations and click Slide on the control panel
  • There will be many options, but you need to select Change background
  • You will see a table with Color, Image, Reset theme. Select Image.
  • Click on Choose Image
  • Next, from all the options you choose how to upload the image
  • For example: Choose an image to upload
  • Select an image and click Open
  • Waiting for the download process
  • Press Done to complete the background image setting process

Google Slides transparent background

This background provides a great visual interest to the audience. It does not distract attention, and promotes effective information remembering.

Follow these steps:

  • Click Insert, then Image and upload an image that will be your background
  • Resize the image so that it fills the entire slide
  • Next, click Format Options
  • In this section, select the Adjustment option
  • Find the slider Transparency and slide it to find the appropriate level of transparency.
  • Finally, a slide with a transparent background effect is ready!

Here is a short gif showing the process:

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Wrap Text in Google Slides FAQ

How to wrap text In Google Slides?

The text wrapping feature helps to avoid the problem when an image stays on top of the text, so you can’t read it. To wrap text in Google Slides, you need to add an image and resize to match your needs. Then you need to select the text and resize to avoid making it go under the image.

How to outline text in Google Slides?

Text outlining helps to make people pay attention to a certain part of your text – you can change the text color. When you add some text, you need to find two icons on the top bar – the paint can and a pencil. The paint can is the background color and the pencil icon is the outline color. The outline can be considered as the edge of letters, while background may be considered as the space located within the outlines of the letters.

How to flip an image in Google Docs?

To flip an image, you need to do three simple steps:
1. Add an image (you can upload it or just drag and drop)
2. Select the image (it will be outlined with the blue color)
3. Click “Arrange” (the top bar), then click “Rotate” and you will have several options. You can rotate clock or counter-clockwise, flip it vertically or horizontally. Select the option you need. That’s it.

How to create a transparent background for Google Slides

If you want to create a nice transparent background, you need to do the following:
1. Add the image you want to use as a background – you can use the insert option or just drag and drop it
2. Resize the added image so it covers the whole slide
3. Click “Format Options” (it’s under the top tab)
4. Select “Adjustment”
5. A tab “Format options” will appear on the right side – find the tab “Transparency” and click it
6. Use the slider to adjust image transparency

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Google Slides Template Pastel – how can you sell such beauty and such voluminous work so cheaply? You just see how much the designer drew, to make an excellent product. And now it costs only 15 dollars. Like a cup of frapuccino or a burger. It turned out of course great and we are all grateful to you, but the designer definitely has something to eat?

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I had google slides and was the text of the presentation. I needed to befriend them and make them look beautiful. And so that at my presentation no one fell asleep. Frankly, that did not work for a long time. And then I started searching Google for “how to wrap text in Google Slides” and lo and behold, here I am 🙂

Now I have a great presentation and a bonus from the boss 🙂

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I know this is a little older but this does not address how to wrap text around a picture as the heading shows. It appears that all you did was resize the text box and the image. If you truly wrapped the text around the image in Google Slides, please explain. Your three screen shots show nothing about steps. Thanks.