How to Curve Text in Google Docs

If you’ve tried curving text in Google Docs, then you must have realized that there’s no direct way to do so.

As a free text editor, Google Docs has grown to have many useful features. However, it’s still lacking in some departments, and one of them is that there’s no feature that lets up curve text in Google Docs.

That doesn’t mean that it is entirely impossible, though. There are ways you can work around this obstacle, but they can be tricky, especially if you’re new to Google Docs.

We’re going to show you all the methods for how to curve text in Google Docs in this guide.

How to Curve Text on Google Docs

Here are quick steps for how to make a text curve in Google Docs:

  1. Go to Insert > Drawing.
  2. Add a curved shape or line to act as a reference.
  3. Insert a text box and type in the first letter or syllable.
  4. Rotate the text box by clicking and dragging the circle on the selection box following the curve of the reference shape.
  5. Add the textbox for the next letter or syllable and repeat the process.
  6. Delete the reference shape or line.
  7. Click Save and Close.

When Should You Use Curved Text?

Curved text is a way to add uniqueness and creativity to your documents and make them more appealing. It is often used as a design element in many types of documents. Some of these ways include:

  • Making posters and flyers: Curved text can be an excellent option for designing eye-catching posters and flyers. It can add a sense of dynamism to the design and make it stand out from other flat and static designs.
  • Logos: Curved text can be used to create logos that are memorable and distinctive. Many well-known brands, such as Coca-Cola and Nike, use curved text in their logos to give them a unique look and feel.
  • Invitations: Curved text can be used to add a touch of elegance and sophistication to invitations for events such as weddings, formal dinners, and corporate events.
  • Infographics: Infographics are often used to present data in a visually appealing way. Curved text can be used to add interest and variety to the design and help draw the reader’s eye to important information.
  • Certificates: Curved texts are also very popular in certificates. They are used not only for their design elements but also to maximize space. They can be used to wrap around another shape or even to create the illusion of a shape with the text.
  • Artistic designs: If you’re creating a document that requires a creative or artistic touch, curved text can be an excellent option. It can add a sense of whimsy or playfulness to the design and help you to express your creativity.

How To Curve Text In Google Docs  (Step-by-Step)

Here’s how to make curved text in Google Docs:

Using a Curved Text Tool

One good way to curve text in Google Docs is by using a curved text tool and then importing the text into Google Docs. A good online tool for curving text is Mockofun.

Mockofun online text curving tool

Other tools you can use include Canva and Picmonkey.

You can edit your text in the online tool then if you’re satisfied, you can download it and import it into Google Docs. Here’s how to curve text in docs using a curve tool:

  1. Got to Mockofun and log in.
  2. Click on Text and choose the curved text style.
Click text then curved text
  1. Enter the text and Edit the text
  2. Click Download and choose the format
Click download and choose the file format
  1. Open your document in Google Docs.
  2. Go to the image icon and choose Upload from Computer.
Go to the image icon and choose Upload from Computer.
  1. Find the curved text image and select it.
Curved text in Google docs

Your curved text will be uploaded to Google Docs as an image. The downside to this method is that you can’t edit the text in Google Docs, so you have to make sure you have done all your editing before you download the image.

Using the Drawing Tool

Another way you can curve text in Google Docs is by using the drawing tool. This method involves using text boxes in the drawing tool and rotating them. Fair warning this method is very cumbersome and can get quite frustrating, so we don’t recommend it if you have a short fuse.

Heres how you can curve text in Google Docs using the drawing tool:

  1. Go to Insert > Drawing.
Go to Insert > Drawing
  1. Add a curved shape or line to act as a reference.
Add a curved shape or line to act as a reference.
  1. Insert a text box and type in the first letter or syllable.
Insert a text box and type in the first letter or syllable.
  1. Rotate the text box by clicking and dragging the circle on the selection box. Make sure to follow the curve of the reference shape.
Rotate the text box by clicking and dragging the circle.
  1. Add the textbox for the next letter or syllable and repeat the process.
Add the textbox for the next letter or syllable and repeat the process.
  1. Once you’re done, delete the reference shape or line by right-clicking and choosing delete, You can also select it and click backspace.
Delete the shape
  1. Click Save and Close.
How to curve text in Google Docs

As you can see, this method can be quite tiring, especially if you have long text you want to curve. However, the upside is that you can edit and format the text in Google Docs any time you want by double-clicking on the image to go back to the drawing tool.

Tips for Curving Text in Google Docs

Here are some tips for using curved text in Google Docs:

  1. If you have uploaded your text as an image, change the text wrap to Behind text. You can do this by clicking on the image options and clicking the drop-down for text wrap. This will make it easier to add text and other elements to the image so that your document doesn’t look awkward.
  2. Don’t use too many curved texts in your document since it will make it appear cluttered and untidy.
  3. If you want to edit curved text in the drawing tool, you can do it faster by selecting all the text boxes at once either by clicking and dragging the cursor or holding the SHIFT key and selecting each text box. This will save you time instead of formatting the textboxes one by one.

Frequently Asked Questions

How Do I Remove a Curve from Text in Google Docs?

Removing curved text in Google Docs is as simple as selecting the text and clicking backspace. This should work for all the methods mentioned above.

You can also do this by right-clicking and selecting cut or using the keyboard shortcut CTRL + X.

How Do I Curve Text in a Circle in Google Docs?

The best way to curve text into a circle in Google Docs is to use a curve text tool outside of Google Docs and then import the text as an image.

The best tool to use in this case is Canva:

  1. Go to Canva and click Design.
  2. Choose Logo.
  3. In the new window, click design and type curved text in the search bar.
  4. Select one option for text in a circle and customize it as you wish.
  5. Click Share and Download the text as an image.
  6. Go to your Google Docs file and click on the image icon in the toolbar.
  7. Choose Upload from computer and select the curved text.

Wrapping Up

If you want to make interesting designs in Google Docs, the curved text is one way to go about it. There may not be a direct method to curve text in Google Docs, but we’ve shown you some ways you can go around this huddle in this article.

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