Sometimes many Google Docs users may need to properly edit text and images so that they blend together harmoniously. The Google Docs text wrap feature can help with this.
What do you need to wrap text around the image in Google Docs
If you want to wrap text around an image in Google Docs as you see in newspapers, you have to know that this is useful when you need to customize a document with simple images and large paragraphs of text. For your information, you don’t need to install an add-in or use any third-party services.
Google Docs is a feature-rich alternative to Microsoft Word that lets you do almost everything you can in a desktop app. If you’re creating a document and need to add a couple of images, there are several ways to do this. It’s possible to display the image on the left or right instead of the middle of the page. However, there’s another technique you can use to display text around the image. It looks different, dressed up, something like newspapers.
Before you start, you should know that the image size will be smaller. Because you’re wrapping text around an image, you may not want to use a larger resolution image and text next to it.
Anyway, here’s how to wrap text around the image in Google Docs.
How to wrap text around the picture in Google Docs
If you want to wrap text around the picture in Google Docs, you have to follow these steps:
- First of all, open the Google Docs document you want to edit.
- Then, add a picture to your document.
- After that, select the image and click on the “three dots” icon in the pop up menu.
- Now, select “All image options”.
- Expand the “Text Wrapping” section and select the style you want to use.
Now you need to select the image and hold it down and move it to where you want it to go. You can show it at the beginning or in the middle of a paragraph, or wherever you want. After that, resize the image to suit your needs and the appearance of your document. Hover your mouse over the corner after selecting the image and use the double-sided arrow icon to do so.
How to work with drawings in Google Docs
Drawing is a tool that can be used to create clear diagrams and explanatory mind maps, add captions and arrows to images. It’s a small graphical editor inside Google Docs.
To create a new object, open the “Insert” tab and select “Drawing”. Then, click “New”.
In the window that opens, you can draw shapes, write text and add images. There are some functions you need to know to use this feature:
- Select. Allows you to select objects to move, edit, and delete them.
- Line. Draws straight and curved lines, arrows, and dividers.
- If you select an already drawn line, you can change its thickness, color, style (solid, dashed), add marks at the ends (e.g., arrows).
- Shape. Draws geometric shapes, arrows, callouts, and mathematical symbols. There are a lot of blanks.
- Inside most of the shapes automatically creates a text box in which you can write something.
- Text box. Creates an area in which you can write text.
- The text parameters are set in the “Advanced” tab.
- Image. Uploads a picture to the editor. You can use images from your PC or Google Drive, take a picture from a webcam, specify a URL, or use the search engine.
- Actions. A tab with useful tools: grouping, aligning, rotating, saving.
There’s also the WordArt tool, which creates text with fill and outlines.
By the way, Google Docs is set to Impact font. That means you can create memes in a couple of clicks to liven up boring content. Upload a picture, add WordArt text, and save. It’s very convenient.
If you want to save the drawing on your local disk, open “Actions”, click “Download” and select the desired format.
If you need the picture in the document itself, click the “Save and Close” button in the upper right corner.
To edit a picture you’ve already created, select it and click “Edit”.
Perhaps it’s easier to answer the question of what Google Docs can’t be useful for. You can do almost everything in it that you can do in MS Word: prepare articles for your blog, write reports, make to-do lists. You can create a basket document in which you can dump everything useful that you find on the Internet.
With the built-in graphical editor, you can quickly create captioned pictures – no more need for an online meme editor.
Google Docs saves you from having to constantly send a bunch of files to colleagues and clients. You send a link or an invoice, and that’s it. If someone absolutely needs a Docx or pdf-document, they can download it themselves.