How To Wrap Text in Google Slides (2 Easy Ways)

Are you dealing with overlapping images and text in your Google Slides presentation? Want to make them look more organized and decluttered? The solution is simple — to wrap your text properly!

Here’s a quick guide on how to make an image wrap text in Google Slides:

  1. Cut the text that overlaps with the image by choosing “Edit” > “Cut.”
  2. Click on the textbox icon in the toolbar and lay it out on your presentation.
  3. Paste the cut text, and position the box around your image.

There’s also a second and even easier way to wrap text. Continue reading to discover how to wrap text in Google Slides and improve the visual appeal of your presentations.

Why Use Text Wrapping in Your Presentations?

Text wrapping in presentations offers several benefits that enhance your slides’ overall quality and visual appeal. Here are a few reasons why incorporating proper text wrapping is essential:

1. Improved Readability and Spacing

Text wrapping allows for better readability and spacing by positioning text around objects, such as images, tables, and shapes. This ensures that the text is displayed clearly and organized, making it easier for the audience to follow along.

2. Enhanced Visual Impact

By wrapping text around objects, you can draw attention to your content and create a stronger visual impact. Text wrapping emphasizes your slides’ images or visual elements, making them more engaging and memorable.

3. Clean and Uncluttered Design

Text wrapping prevents text from overcrowding your slides, keeping them clean and uncluttered. Properly positioning text around objects can maintain a balanced layout and create a visually appealing presentation.

Note: If you can access Microsoft PowerPoint, you can wrap text in your presentations using the predefined options. However, Google Slides does not have any text wrap presets.

But can you wrap the text in Google Slides? Of course, you can, but you must manually adjust the text-wrapping effect on the platform. While this may take more effort, it does allow for finer control over the text wrap.

How To Wrap Text in Google Slides Using Multiple Text Boxes

So, how do you wrap text in Google Slides? In this method, the idea is to position different text boxes around your image manually. For example, you can place one text box on the right of a picture and another below it.

Ready to get your hands working? Here’s how to wrap text around images in Google Slides:

  1. Go to and open the file where you want to wrap text around an image.
  2. Insert the photo you want to use in a slide by clicking “Insert image” in the toolbar.
  3. Choose your photo source and select the file.
  4. Adjust the size and position of the image as needed.
How to wrap text in Google Slides—inserting an image in Google Slides


  1. In the toolbar, click “Text box” (denoted by a letter T enclosed in a square).
  2. Lay out your text box in the remaining white space on the sides of your image.
Inserting a text box in Google Slides


  1. Type or paste the text you want to insert.
  2. To remove overlapping text, highlight the desired portion and choose “Edit” > “Cut.”
Where to find the cutting tool in Google Slides


  1. Alternatively, use the keyboard shortcut “Ctrl” + “X” on Windows (or “Command” + “X” on Mac).
  2. Insert another text box and paste the cut text into it.
  3. Adjust the size and position of the new text box accordingly, such as placing it at the bottom of the image.
Inserting an additional text box

How To Make Text Wrap Around an Image in Google Slides Using the Enter Key

You can also use irregularly shaped images and objects in your presentation. This method is convenient because it is quick and easy to master.

Here’s how to make text go around a picture in Google Slides using the “Enter” key.

  1. Open your Google Slides presentation and insert your image and text box.
  2. Align them in the same horizontal position.
Adjusting texts and images in a Google Slides presentation


  1. Place your cursor on a part of the text that overlaps with the image.
Editing a text box to wrap text in Google Slides


  1. Press the “Enter” or “Return” key on your keyboard to move the overlapping text to a new line.
  2. Repeat this process for each line of text that overlaps with the image.
Text wrapping in Google Slides

How To Enhance Text Wrapping in Google Slides

If your text wrap in Google Slides doesn’t quite meet your standards, you can use additional methods to enhance the text wrap. One way is to format its alignment to “Justified,” aligning the left and right edges of the text lineup.

To get started, follow the steps below:

  1. On your Google Slides presentation, select the text box that you want to format.
  2. Go to the “Format” menu and select “Align & indent” > “Justified” from the drop-down menu.
Where to find the "Justified" alignment option in Google Slides


  1. Alternatively, you can press “Ctrl” + “Shift” + “J” on Windows (or “Command” + “Shift” + “J” for Mac).

The following tips are also handy if you want to improve the text-wrapping effect in Google Slides:

  • Do not use lengthy texts in your text boxes: Instead, break them down into multiple bullets or use more text boxes as needed.
  • Group your text boxes and images according to their subject matter: For example, you can place a photo of a tree together with the text box that describes trees.
  • Adjust the right font color and size: This will ensure clear visibility of the wrapped text in your presentation.

Frequently Asked Questions

How Do I Place an Image Behind Text in Google Slides?

To place an image behind the text in Google Slides, follow these steps:

  1. Before adding any text, insert the photo you want to use first.
  2. Next, click on the “Text box” button (represented by a letter T inside a square) in the toolbar.
  3. Click and drag your cursor over the image to create a text box that covers the area where you want the text to appear.
  4. Finally, add your text to the text box and adjust its color as needed.

How Do You Wrap Text in a Table in Google Slides?

Unfortunately, you cannot wrap text inside a table in Google Slides. However, you do have the ability to wrap text around it.

To do so, create at least two text boxes in your presentation and position them around the table in a way that achieves the desired wrapping effect.

Final Thoughts

Unlike Microsoft PowerPoint, Google Slides does not offer predefined text wrapping options. But that doesn’t mean you can’t wrap text manually. Just follow one of our guides on how to wrap text in Google Slides above, and you’re all set!

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