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How to Curve Text in Google Docs

Sometimes when working in Google Docs, you might want to add a little bit of style to your text to make things stand out more.

One thing you can do to make your text more visually appealing is add curved text to your document.

In this tutorial, I will show you how to curve text in Google Docs. 

How to Curve Text

Curving Text with Drawing Feature

We can use the drawing feature of Google Docs to create a text box that we change the angle of to give the appearance of curved text.

Though this isn’t truly curving text, it is a good substitute that should be sufficient in most cases.

Here are the steps to do this:

1. Open the Google Doc that you want to add curved text to, and then in the top menu select Insert>Drawing>New

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2. In the toolbar of the drawing editor, select Text box

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3. Click and hold your mouse while dragging your cursor. Release to make a text box of the appropriate size

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4. You can now begin typing the text into the box that you want to curve. I will add half of my text in this first box, because we will be creating a second one for the rest of our text

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5. Now, we need to change the angle of our text. To do this, select the small blue dot at the top of your text box and begin to move it. This will change the angle. Change the angle until you have your desired curve

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6. Next, create another text box for the rest of your text

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7. Angle your text again by clicking the small blue dot until you have the desired curve

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8. Click “Save and Close” at the top right corner of the drawing editor when you are finished and you will now see your text in your document

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At this time this is the only way to get something like curved text completely within Google Docs. Though it is not perfect because it’s hard to make an angle that looks exactly like a curve. 

However, for most uses, this should be fine.

Importing Curved Text

If you really want to curve text in your document, you will have to create the curved text in a different program and then import it into your file.

There are plenty of free online programs you can use to first create your curved text and then import it into your file.

Here are a few options that you might want to try using:

  • Canva
  • Freemonogrammaker
  • Troygram

Use whichever program you want to curve your text and save it as any kind of image file.

Once you have your file then we can import it into Google Docs.

Here are the steps:

1. In your Google Doc top menu, select Insert>Image>Upload from computer (if your curved text image is saved on your computer)

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2. Navigate to wherever you saved the image of your curved text and select it

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3. You will now see this in your Google Doc and you can resize and move it around as desired

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Closing Thoughts

For creating text with a curve to it, these are the best options.

Using the drawing editor you can create and angle your text within Google Docs, however, it is hard to make it look like a truly organic curve.

Using another program to curve your text and then importing it into your document usually ends up looking better, but then you can’t edit the text after it’s imported.

So there are tradeoffs for each method.

Ultimately, it is up to you to choose whichever method works best for your needs. 

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