How To Wrap Text Around An Image In Google Slides

how to wrap text around an image in google slides

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In Google Docs, Microsoft Word, and other document apps, it’s very easy to wrap text around an image. But what if you want to wrap text around an image in Google Slides?

Well, there is actually no button to simply wrap text around an image in Google Slides, but there are two different workarounds that allow you to wrap text around an image reasonably easily.

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How To Wrap Text Around An Image In Google Slides: Method 1

The first workaround I’m going to show you is by using the enter key on your keyboard. This method can be a little more time-consuming if you have a lot of text, and it will really only work if you want to position your image on the right hand side of the presentation.

But you can leave all your text in one text box which does make things a bit neater and easier.

To do this, the first thing you’ll need to do is just insert your text and image into your presentation just like you normally would. And then position the image and text box where you would want them to go.

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Now, click and drag the right hand side of the text box to stretch it out so that the text covers your image.

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Now, your image will be partially covered with text, and some of the text will be hard to read, so this is definitely not what you want. But all you have to do to fix this is place your cursor right before the first word that covers the image…

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Then, press the enter key on your keyboard, and the text will go down to the next line and no longer be covering the image.

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Now, you’ll just need to continue doing that on each line of text until there is no text covering the image.

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Just make sure you work from the top down, otherwise, every time you press enter to fix one line, it will push another line over the image and you’ll be in a neverending battle.

But now, if you click out of the text box to make the blue outline go away, it will look like the text is wrapped around the image very nicely.

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How To Wrap Text Around An Image In Google Slides: Method 2

If you don’t want to go to all the effort of pressing enter a bunch of times to force all the text into the right position. There is an alternative workaround method that uses two different text boxes.

To use this method, you’ll just need to insert your text and image into the slide just like normal. And then position the textbox and the image the way you would want them positioned…

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And now, if your image is in one of the top corners of the slide, highlight every line of text that protrudes below the bottom of the image. (It’s okay if you have to break up a sentence to do this).

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Now, you’ll need to cut the text that you just highlighted, the easiest way to do that is by pressing a keyboard shortcut on your keyboard. Press the ctrl and X keys at the same time on Windows, Linux, or Chrome OS. Or press command and at the same time on a Mac.

Now, all the lines of text that were further down the slide than the image will be cut.

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This can be worrying because you just removed some of your text, but don’t worry, we’re about to get it back. You’ll now just need to create a brand new text box that spans across the entire width of the slide below the image…

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And then paste the text that you cut before into this text box.

The easiest way to do that is to double click inside the new text box so that your cursor appears, and then press the ctrl and V keys at the same time on Windows, Linux, or Chrome OS. Or press command and V at the same time on a Mac.

Now, you might need to move the new text box around a little bit to get the text in the two different boxes to line up correctly. But once you’ve done that, you will have all your text back in the presentation, and it will be wrapped around the image.

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And, if you click off the box to make the blue lines disappear, it will look like all the text is wrapped around the image nicely.

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But, if your image is in one of the bottom corners of the slide, don’t do any of the steps above. Instead, expand your text box so that it takes up the entire slide (including covering the image)…

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And now, highlight every line of text that is low enough to be covering the image. (It’s okay if you have to break up a sentence to do this).

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Now, you’ll need to cut the text that you just highlighted, the easiest way to do that is by pressing a keyboard shortcut on your keyboard. Press the ctrl and X keys at the same time on Windows, Linux, or Chrome OS. Or press command and at the same time on a Mac.

And now, every line of text that was covering the image will be removed.

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This can be a little scary because you’ve just removed a large chunk of text from your presentation, but don’t worry, you’re about to get it back. You’ll now just need to create a brand new text box that takes up all the space next to your image…

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And now, all you need to do is paste the text that you cut before into this text box.

The easiest way to do that is to double click inside the new text box so that your cursor appears, and then press the ctrl and V keys at the same time on Windows, Linux, or Chrome OS. Or press command and V at the same time on a Mac.

Now, you might need to move the new text box around a little bit to get the text in the two different boxes to line up correctly. But once you’ve done that, you will have all your text back in the presentation, and it will be wrapped around the image.

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And that’s how you can wrap text around an image in Google Slides using multiple text boxes.

If you wanted to have your image positioned somewhere other than a corner, like in the middle of one of the edges, it would get a bit more complicated because you would need to use three different text boxes.

But once you understand the basic concept of this method, you can pretty much wrap text around an image in any position you like.

And that’s all there is to wrapping text around an image in Google Slides. But if you want to learn how to wrap text around an image in Google Docs, be sure to check out this article.

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