How to Outline Text in Google Slides [A 2024 Guide]

| | March 20, 2024
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Outlined text in Google Slides can help keep your audience's eyes where you want them and underscores the main points you're trying to make.

By adding an outline to your text, you can enhance readability and make your content more visually appealing.

In this tutorial, you'll learn how to outline text in Google Slides to make it more readable and attractive.

Let's get started.

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How to Outline Text in Google Slides

How to Outline Text in Google Slides?

Below I have mentioned one simple method using which you can easily add outline text in your slides.

First, you need to open Google Slides by visiting the link given below:

https://docs.google.com/presentation/u/0/

Then, you need to click on Blank presentation as shown below to create a new blank slide.

Google Slides

Adding Outline Text Using Word Art

In this method, we will be using Word Art to input a text and then create an outline to that text.

While Google Slides offers a variety of text formatting options, outlining text using Word Art can take your presentations to the next level.

To add WordArt to your slide, click on Insert from the top menu and click on Word art as shown below.

Insert WordArt in Google Slides

A Word Art text box will now appear on screen where you'll be prompted to enter your text.

Now, enter the text inside the text box as shown below and press the Enter key on your keyboard to place it on the slide.

If you want to add multiple lines, use Shift+Enter button and add another text.

In the below screenshot, you can see that I have entered the text - Outline Text, for my Word Art.

Text as WordArt

After entering the text, press the Enter button on your keyboard. Now, you could see your WordArt text inserted in your slide. See the below screenshot.

WordArt in Google Slides

Next, using the formatting option, you could easily change the text color, border color, and border weight to make it look attractive and engaging.

Below, you can see that using the Fill Colour option from the toolbar, I have changed the color of the WordArt.

Fill Color WordArt

You can apply border weight to your WordArt to give it look more prominent. Using the Border Weight option from the toolbar, you can easily select a weight for your WordArt.

For example, I have selected 2px as border weight for my outline text (WordArt).

Border Weight in WordArt

Finally, you can also add a color to your border. To add a color, select your WordArt, and click on Border Colour option from the toolbar and select a color of your choice.

Below, you can see that I have added a border color to make the outline text in Google Slides look more noticeable.

Border Color WordArt

Below is the final result of our creating an outline text in Google Slides.

Outline Text in Google Slides

That's it. By following these simple steps, you can easily create and add outline text in your slides.

Frequently Asked Questions

Q1. How do I outline text in Google Slides?

Answer. To outline text in Google Slides, go to Insert and select WordArt. Input your text, change the fill color, border color and border weight to create an attractive outline text in Google Slides.

Q2. Can I change the thickness of the text outline in Google Slides?

Amswer. Yes, you can adjust the thickness of the text outline by clicking on Border weight in the toolbar and selecting the desired thickness.

Q3. Is it possible to add a shadow to the outlined text in Google Slides?

Answer. Certainly, you can add a shadow to the outlined text by clicking on Format options in the toolbar, selecting Drop shadow, and customizing the shadow settings.

Q4. Can I use custom colors for the text outline in Google Slides?

Answer. Absolutely, you can add custom colors by choosing the fill color and border color, and selecting a custom color from the palette.

Q5. Does outlining text affect the readability of the content in Google Slides?

Answer. Outlining text can enhance its visibility and make it stand out, especially when used with contrasting colors, but it's important to consider readability and ensure that the outlined text remains legible.

Q6. Are there any best practices for using outlined text in Google Slides?

Answer. To maintain consistency with the overall design theme, choose colors that complement the slide background, and ensure that the outlined text remains visually appealing and easy to read.

Wrapping Up

Outlining text in Google Slides is a simple yet effective way to enhance the visual appeal of your presentation.

Whether you want to draw attention to key points or improve readability, adding an outline to your text can make a big difference.

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