2 Ways to Add Text Over Images in Google Docs

Google Docs is a powerful tool for writing documents, but did you know that it also allows you to add text to images? Whether you want to create visually appealing images for your documents or add watermarks and logos to your images, Google Docs has got you covered. In this article, we will explore two methods to put text over an image in Google Docs on both mobile and PC.

Method 1: Using Text Wrapping

Google Docs recently introduced two new text alignments for images – behind the text and in front of the text. This means that you can now add text behind an image or in front of it.

To use this feature on the web version of Google Docs, simply open your document and insert an image. Click on the image to select it and you will see text wrap options at the bottom. Choose either “Behind text” or “In front of text” based on your preference.

On the Google Docs mobile apps, tap on the image to select it in your document and then tap on the “Text wrapping” button. Select either “Behind” or “In front of text”.

Here are some tips to help you get the desired result:

  • Move Text: When adding text on top of an image, it can be difficult to move the entire text in different lines. To select the entire text, first select the starting line, then press and hold the Shift key and click where you want to end the selection.

  • Adjust Transparency: Adjusting the transparency of the image can give you better results, especially when adding watermarks to the document. Click on the image, go to “Image options” and adjust the transparency using the slider. You can also change the brightness, contrast, and colors of the image.

  • Format Text: Use the text formatting features to edit the final look of your image and text. You can change the text color, font, size, and more.

Method 2: Using Google Drawing

If the text wrapping method doesn't suit your requirements, you can use Google Drawing to add text over an image in Google Docs. Please note that this method is only available on the web version of Google Docs.

Follow these steps to use Google Drawing:

  1. Launch the web version of Google Docs and open your document.
  2. Click on “Insert” at the top, followed by “Drawing” > “New”.
  3. In the Drawing pop-up window, click on the “Image” button at the top to add your image.
  4. Once the image appears in the Drawing window, click on the “Text box” button and draw the text box on the image. Enter the required text.
  5. Format the text using the available options. You can move the text box, change its color, font, and resize it.
  6. Finally, click the “Save and close” button to insert the drawing in your document.

You can also use the text wrapping options mentioned in Method 1 with this method. If you want to further edit the image, simply double click on it.

Google Docs is not just a simple writing tool. It offers a range of interesting features that you may not expect. In addition to adding text over images, you can draw and sign documents, create address labels, and even generate invoices. Explore Google Docs and unleash its full potential!