How to Wrap Text in Google Slides

Tweak text to make your presentations look better

What to Know

  • Open a Google Slide that contains an image or add one by choosing Insert > Image > Upload from Computer.
  • Choose the Text Box and add text. Select the text box edges and drag to resize or move next to image.
  • Watch for a red line indicating the text is about to overlap the image. The text box lines up with the image.

This article explains how to wrap text around an image in Google Slides and how to improve the text wrap appearance.

Insert an Image in Google Slides

If you want to wrap text around an image in Google Slides, you need to know how to add an image to your presentation. Here's what to do.

  1. Open Google Slides.

  2. Select the presentation you wish to edit.

    Google Slides with a presentation highlighted
  3. Select Insert.

    Google Slides with Insert highlighted
  4. Select Image.

  5. Select Upload from Computer.

    Google Slides with Upload from Computer highlighted

    Alternatively, you can choose to search the web, take a photo with your webcam, or find a photo on Google Drive.

  6. Find the image on your computer and select Choose.

    Google Slides with the image upload dialog highlighted
  7. The image is now displayed on your presentation ready for text wrapping.

How to Wrap Text Around Images in Google Slides

Do you want your presentation or slideshow to look really eye-catching? Having the text wrap around images is a great way of making your presentation look more professional without being too much effort. Unfortunately, Google Slides doesn't have a wrap text option like Google Docs does. Fortunately, there is a workaround although it is a little more awkward than a simple button. Here's how to wrap text around an image in Google Slides.

  1. Open the presentation you would like to edit and select Text Box.

    Google Slides with Text Box icon highlighted

    You can also find it under Insert > Text Box

  2. Place your cursor in the presentation where you'd like to add the text box.

  3. When the text box appears, add the text you wish to be displayed.

  4. Select the text box edges where there's a blue line, then drag it to resize it. You can then move it alongside the image that you want to wrap it around. 

    Google Slides - a text box with the corners highlighted for dragging

    Look out for a red line that highlights when your text is about to overlap the image.

  5. The text box should now be lined up with the image and suitably wrapped. 

Can I Improve How the Text Wrap Effect Looks in Google Slides?

If you're looking at your text wrap and you're not entirely happy with the results, you can do more to make it look a bit smarter. Here's how.

Breaking up text into smaller chunks is often an immediate improvement to presentations.

  1. Select the text box.

    Google Slides - a text box highlighted for clicking
  2. Select Format.

    Google Slides with Format menu highlighted
  3. Scroll down to Align & Indent.

  4. Select Justified.

    Google Slides - Align & Indent menu option highlighted
  5. This changes the alignment on the text box so there's no ragged right edge, which makes it look more professional.

  • How do I make text curve in Google Slides?

    Select Insert > Drawing, then select the Curve tool (which is part of the Line tool family). Draw the curved shape you want, then select Save & Close to add the shape to your slide. Finally, select the shape and start typing out or pasting in your text via the text box.

  • How do I place an image behind text in Google Slides?

    Move the image over the text you want to place it behind, then (with the image still selected) press Ctrl + down to move it down one layer. You may need to press the keys multiple times depending on how many layers are on your slide. Or press Ctrl + Shift + down to immediately move the image to the very bottom layer.

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