How to Add Word Art in Google Docs

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As a working professional who creates business and marketing reports, the Word Art feature has transformed my ability to make key information stand out even when I present dense data. With Word Art, you can create attention-grabbing titles to give your presentation an edge. 

It is also helpful when working on marketing materials, such as making a promotional flyer for a product launch campaign. You can make the key information stand out by using bold and colorful Word Art in your titles.

It is super helpful when you want to highlight your call-to-action section, such as “Offer ends in 2 days” or “Buy Now,” which needs to grab and hold the reader’s attention. 

In this tutorial, I will show you how to add Word Art In Google Docs and say goodbye to boring pitches. 

Add Word Art in Google Docs using Google Drawings

One of the quickest ways to insert Word Art into Google Docs is using Google Drawings. Here’s how you can do it:

  1. Open the Google document in which you want to insert the Word Art. 
  2. Then, go to the ‘Insert’ tab on the menu bar at the page’s top. Click on this Insert tab, and you will see a drop-down menu. Hover over the ‘Drawing’ section and click the ‘+New’ option. 
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  3. Once you do that, a dialog box will appear. You will find a ‘Actions’ tab on the top left of this box. Click on it. 
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  4. Next, select the ‘Word art’ option from the drop-down menu that appears. 
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  5. All you need to do after this is type the text that you want to put and press ‘Enter.’
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  6. If you want to customize your Word Art, Google Docs allows you to do that, too. Your Word Art is ready; you can add it to your Google Docs document. To do that:
  7. You can use different formatting options such as font, color, size, etc.
  8. Moreover, you can click on the ‘Fill color’ icon to change the text color completely. 
  9. Lastly, you can try the ‘Border color’ icon to change or add an outline color to your Word Art. 
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  10. Finally, click on the ‘Save and Close’ option in the Google Drawings window. 
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Note that the Word Art will be added to your document at the cursor’s location. You can adjust the position and try out the wrapping options as needed. Further, you can adjust the rotation, alignment, and other properties after the Word Art is inserted into the document. 

Add Word Art in Google Docs using Third-Party Tools

You can also insert Word Art in Google Docs using third-party Word Art generators you can find online. These tools help you create customized Word Art that you can download and insert into your Google document. 

Follow these steps, and you can get it done in no time. 

First things first, find a reliable Word Art generator online. The most popular ones that people try are wordart.com and cooltext.com. However, there are other options on the web that you can try.  If you are working on wordart.com, these are the steps you need to follow:

  1. Go to wordart.com and first log in using one of the different available options. 
  2. Then click on the ‘+Create’ option to start making your Word Art project. 
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  3. Go to the left panel and add the text you want to convert to Word Art. You can add words, numbers, and even phrases. 
  4. Additionally, you can modify the Word Art using this platform’s multiple formatting options. You can choose a shape change the font, size, and color. 
  5. Then click on ‘Visualize’ and your Word Art will be generated. Once that is done, download it as a PNG file. 
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  6. After that, open the Google Docs document where you want to insert the Word Art. Then, go to the ‘Insert’ tab on the top menu bar. A drop-down menu will appear. Select the ‘Image’ option from this drop-down menu and then choose ‘Upload from computer’ to add your Word Art image to the document.
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Add Word Art in Google Docs using Shapes and Text Boxes

If you do not want to take the help of third-party applications, there’s another method that you can use: Google Docs Word Art. You can use text boxes and shapes to make Word-Art-like effects in Google Docs. Here’s how you can do it:

  1. First, go to the document where you want to apply the Word Art. 
  2. Then, go to the ‘Insert’ tab on the top menu bar and click on it. This will open a drop-down menu.
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  3. Go to the ‘Drawing’ option on this menu and hover over it. That will open up another smaller drop-down menu. On this menu, select the ‘New’ option. 
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  4. You will now see a dialog box appear on your screen. In this dialog box, click on the ‘Text box’ icon. Then, you can draw a text box by clicking and dragging your mouse on the screen. 
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  5. After that, you must type the text you want to insert in this text box. 
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  6. Like always, Google Docs provides you with tools to format your text. You can use the formatting options and change your text’s color, size, or font. 
  7. If you want to add shapes to make your Word Art look even better, click the ‘Shape’ icon and choose a shape. You can right-click on the shape and change the order to make the Word Art. 
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Last but not least, click on the ‘Save and Close’ option in the dialog box, and you will find the Word Art in your document. 

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Things to Keep in Mind for Word Art

When using Word Art in Google Docs, there are a few things that you need to take care of to make sure that the result is stunning. Here’s a checklist that you can follow:

  • Keep It Simple: A Word Art that is clean and not cluttered attracts the closest attention. So, avoiding using too many colors or effects in your Word Art is best. Simple designs are always the winners as they are more readable. 
  • Always Be Consistent – When using multiple Word Art in Google Docs, make sure they all come together. Use consistent styles and fonts across all the Word Art you insert to maintain your document’s cohesive look and feel. 
  • Make the Right use of Alignment – The Word Art in your document should not stick out like a sore thumb. To ensure your document looks professional, align it with the other elements in your file whenever you use Word Art. 

Conclusion

When using Word Art in Google Docs, you have to be careful when printing the file. When you use colorful Word Art, remember that you need a color printer to get the document printed in its best state. 

Also, you might face alignment issues if you use the print option on Google Docs for printing. To avoid that, it is advisable that you first save the file as a PDF before you print it. Download the file as a PDF first to check if the alignment of the Word Art is fine. If not, readjust it and save the file as a PDF before printing it. 

Last Updated: June 12, 2024