Text Box in Google Slides – Everything You Need to Know!

One of the first things that you need to know is how to work with “Text Box” in Google Slides. After all, your presentation is only as good as the message it communicates!

We shall understand everything there is to know about text boxes in Google Slides! We will take a look at how to add a text box, how to customize it such as adding color, border, transparency, etc.

How to Insert a Text Box in Google Slides?

Google Slides have a “Text box” feature that allows you to add new text in a slide without a text placeholder.


The first step is to open the slide where you want to insert the text box. Then click on the “Insert” button from the menu bar located at the top of the screen. It will open a dropdown menu.


In the dropdown menu, click on the “Text box” option. Now, all you have to do is draw a new empty text box in the opened slide to insert the text box.

How to Change the Border of a Text Box in Google Slides?

To add or change the border of a text box, click on the text box. Then click on any of the following icons in the toolbar.

Border color

You can click on the icon to reveal a color palette and click on any color for the text box border. You can also select the “Transparent” option for no border.

Border weight

You can click on the “Border weight” icon to reveal a dropdown menu containing different border thickness options from “1px” to “24px”.

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