How to Rotate Text in Google Slides

For creative purposes, text in Google Slides can be rotated. So if you want to learn how, go over the easy-to-follow steps below. how-to-change-google-slides-from-portrait-to-landscape-011

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How to Rotate Text in Google Slides

  • Step 1: Go to on Your Browser

    For convenience, make sure to use your preferred web browser to access Google Slides. Type on the address bar to get on the Google Slides home page. You can either create a new Google Slides presentation, use templates for Google Slides, or open a saved presentation. However, it would be better to open a template or a saved presentation since they already have text boxes and drawing of borders with actual texts.

  • Step 2: Rotate Text Box Manually


    You can start this step after adding a text box in Google Slides. One way to rotate text in Google Slides is to manually rotate the text box. Hover your cursor over the circular dot above the text box. That will turn your cursor into a “+” icon. When that happens, hold the left click button and move your mouse in a circular motion. The text box will rotate as you move your mouse. Just release the left-click button when the text box is in the position that you want.

    If a text box overlaps the slide and page orientation, change the size of a text box by hovering your cursor over any of the square dots, hold the left click button, then move your mouse.

  • Step 3: Right Click on the Text Box and Go to Rotate


    If you find manually rotating the text box inconvenient, this method is for you. Right-click on the text box and a pop-up menu will appear on your screen. Look for the Rotate option, click it, and a drop-down menu will appear listing the following options: Rotate Clockwise 90°, Rotate Counter-Clockwise 90°, Flip Horizontally, and Flip Vertically. Choose from any of those options depending on your preference. For example, if you want to turn text sideways and have a single-column text box, choose either Rotate Clockwise 90° or Rotate Counter-Clockwise 90°.

    If your horizontal or vertical text looks awkward and disoriented after the change, simply make some adjustments to the text box until it looks presentable.

Can I change the text format in Google Slides?

Yes. Like in word processors, you can also change the text format in Googe Slides. Go to Format in the menu bar and click Text. You have the option to make your text appear in Bold, Italic, Underline, Strikethrough, and more. Changes in the text format will take effect immediately afterward.

How do I insert a new text box in Google Slides?

Inserting a new text box in Google Slides is easy and can be done in seconds. Click Insert on the menu bar and a drop-down menu will appear. In that drop-down menu, click Text Box and a new text box will be added to your slide. The Text Box option is listed second on the drop-down menu, just below the Image option.

Can I change font styles in Google Slides?

Yes. Just like in Google Docs, Microsoft Word, Microsoft PowerPoint, and other word processor apps, you can change font styles in Google Slides. Just highlight the text that you want to change, go to the toolbar, and click the Font drop-down menu. There are plenty of available font styles in Google Slides.