How to Curve Text in Google Docs

Google Docs has come a long way from being a simple text processor to becoming a powerful tool that boasts creative text features. For example, there are ways to create a curved box, and add text there, make the text vertical, and even use programs to add curved text. Whether you use Google Docs for work or fun, these are just some ways to make creative text.

If you want to learn how to curve text in Google Docs, keep reading.

How to Curve Text in Google Docs

Unlike Word, Google Docs doesn’t feature a built-in way to curve text. However, there are ways to do it. In the main, you can use some fantastic, user-friendly tools to help you create curved text and then copy it to Google Docs.


Troygram is a straightforward online program that enables its users to curve text effortlessly. All you’ve got to do is hop over to their website. Here’s how to curve text:

  1. Click on the “Enter text” box below “Tips.”
  2. Delete the existing text and start writing your own.
  3. Once you finish, tap on “Select Font” to adjust the font type and size.
  4. When you’re satisfied with the text, right-click on it to “Save image as.” or select option 2 “Click here to download.”
  5. Choose where you wish to save the image.

Now that you’ve saved the image, you can use it in Google Docs. Here’s what you should do:

  1. Open Google Docs where you want to have curved text.
  2. Tap the “Insert” tab.
  3. Choose “Image.”
  4. Then, click on “Upload from computer.”
  5. Find the curved text image on your computer and upload it to Google Docs.
  6. Position it the way you want.


Like other tools on our list, MockoFun is also free, but you need to register. Once you do, you’ll be able to explore the program. This is how to curve the text:

  1. Click on “Text” from the sidebar menu on the left.
  2. Choose “Curved Text.”
  3. Once you do, it will appear on the white background. Double-tap on it.
  4. Delete the words from the box below the curved text.
  5. Start typing your text.

This is the most basic method to create curved text. If that’s enough for you, all you’ve got to do is save the image and upload it to Google Docs. Here’s how:

  1. Tap on “Download” from the sidebar menu on the left.
  2. Confirm by clicking “Download.”
  3. Open Google Docs.
  4. Click on “Insert” and then “Upload from computer.”
  5. Upload this image you’ve just created.

However, if you want to make the curved text even more interesting, explore other MockoFun options. For example, the “Curving” tab lets users choose the type of the curve from the drop-down menu and the size. “Spacing” enables you to adjust the spacing between letters.


PicMonkey is another famous editing tool you can use to create a curved text. Once you visit the website, here’s what you should do:

  1. Choose “Edit a photo.”
  2. Click on the “X” to close the pop-up window.
  3. Tap on “Click New” and select “Blank Canvas.”
  4. Tap on the blue “Make it” button.
  5. Select “Text” from the sidebar menu on the left.
  6. Tap “Add text” and type the words in the text box.
  7. Select “Effects” and choose “Curved Text.”
  8. Download the file and upload it to Google Docs.

Note: Downloading isn’t possible unless you start a free trial, so keep that in mind.

How to Make Text Box in Google Docs

Google Docs allows its users to insert text boxes and shapes and create fun and unique documents. A text box can separate one part of the text from the other and draw attention to it.

  1. Open Google Docs.
  2. Click on the “Insert” tab from the main menu.
  3. Choose “Drawing.”
  4. Tap on “New.”
  5. You’ll see a new background. Click on the down-arrow next to the “Line” icon.
  6. Choose the type of line.
  7. Draw a text box by dragging the mouse and releasing it when you’re done.
  8. Select “T” to type text.
  9. Finish by clicking on “Save and Close.”
  10. The text box will now appear in your document.

But why stop there? Say you want to use a specific shape as a text box:

  1. Launch Google Docs.
  2. Tap “Insert,” and then “Drawing.”
  3. Choose “New.”
  4. Click on the “Shape” icon.
  5. Select the shape you like.
  6. Use a mouse to draw it in the background.
  7. Double-tap to add text.
  8. Click on “Save and Close” to add to Google Docs.

How to Make Text Vertical in Google Dos

Did you know it’s possible to change text orientation in Google Docs? That’s right; this is a useful option if you use Google Docs to create flyers. Follow the steps below to make text vertical:

  1. Open Google Docs.
  2. Click on “Insert,” “Drawing,” and then “New.”
  3. Double-click on “T.”
  4. Write the text.
  5. Tap on the dot above the text to rotate the text.
  6. Carefully rotate the text to make it vertical.
  7. Tap “Save and Close” to add it to Google Docs.

Additional FAQs

Do you want to find out more about cool text features in Google Docs? Check out the next section.

How Do You Make a Curved Text Box in Google Docs?

A text box in Google Docs doesn’t need to have straight lines. Instead, you can make a curved text box to make the document more attractive.

Here’s what to do:

• Open Google Docs.

• Head to “Insert” and then choose “Drawing.”

• Select “New.”

• Click on the down-arrow next to “Line.”

• Select “Curve.”

• Draw a curved text box.

• Double-click to add text.

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• Finish by tapping on “Save and Close.”

How Do You Make Cool Text on Google Docs?

There are various ways to make the text look cool in Google Docs.

One of the easy methods is to use Word Art:

• Open Google Docs.

• Select “Insert,” “Drawing,” and then “New.”

• Click on “Actions.”

• Choose “Word Art.”

• Enter the text in the text box.

• Change the font by clicking on the “Font” tab.

• Choose the text color by hitting the paint bucket icon.

• Click on the pen next to it to select border color.

• Finish by clicking on “Save and Close.”

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Another way to make text cool is to use an add-on:

• Once in Google Docs, tap on “Add-ons.”

• Choose “Get Add-ons.”

• Type “Fun text” in the search box.

• Click on the add-on to install it.

• Write the text in Google Docs.

• Select it.

• Go to “Add-ons” and hover over “Fun Text.”

Here you’ll see different options. Words can become rainbow color instead of the standard colors. They can be upside down and even look like a medieval text if you select “Enchanted” under “Characters.” Explore all the exciting features this add-on has!

How Do I Put an Image Behind Text in Google Docs?

To place an image behind the text, follow the steps below:

• Open the image you want to use and minimize it.

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• Open Google Docs.

• Choose “Insert” and then “Drawing.”

• Select “New.”

• Drag the image and drop it in the background.

• Create a text box by dragging the mouse over this picture.

• Type the text.

• Change the color to match the image.

• Tap on “Save and Close” for it to show in Google Docs.

How Can I Create Text Bubble in Google Docs?

Google Docs can also add a text bubble, which can be useful if you use this program to write a comic. Here’s how to do it:

• Open Google Docs.

• Click on “Insert,” “Drawing,” and then “New.”

• Tap on the “Shape” icon and then on “Callouts.”

• Find the text bubble and tap on it.

• Use a mouse to draw a shape.

• Double-tap to add text.

• Click on “Save and Close” to add it to Google Docs.

How Do I Make Words Arc in Google Docs?

Since Google Docs doesn’t have an option to create the curved text, the only way to do so is to use other programs. For example, TroyGram, MockoFun, and PicMonkey are user-friendly. All you’ve got to do is choose one and follow the steps we’ve outlined in the section at the top of the article.

Once you create curved words, save the image, and upload it to your Google Docs.

Have Fun Exploring Google Docs

With so many fun options Google Docs offers for editing text, one only has to start playing with different features. You can add text bubbles if you plan on using Google Docs for writing comics or make text vertical for flyers. Although Google Docs doesn’t have an in-built option to curve the text, it’s easily done with other programs.

Have you tried any of the methods we mentioned here? Which did you like the most? Share your experience in the comments section below.

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