How to Insert Horizontal Line and Text Box in Google Docs

In this post, we’ll see the steps to insert a horizontal line in Google Docs (web version and Android app).

Also, we’ll look at the steps to insert a text box in Google Docs. Let’s get started.

Insert Horizontal Line in Google Docs

​Sign into Google Docs.

​Open the document and then place the cursor on where you need a horizontal line.

Now, click on “Insert” at the top and then click the “Horizontal line.”

Horizontal line option

That’s it. You can see the horizontal line in the document now.

If you wish to remove it, then select the horizontal line by double-clicking it and then press “Delete” key.

See: How to Star on Google Docs

Insert Horizontal Line in Google Docs for Android

​Open Google Docs app.

​Open the document and then tap on the “Pencil” icon at the bottom.

​Place the cursor on where you need a horizontal line.

Tap the “+” icon at the top. Now, under “Insert,” you can see the “Horizontal line” option. Tap on it.

Horizotal line option on Google Docs app

That’s all. Now, you can see the horizontal line on the document.

If you want to remove it, then place the cursor after horizontal line and then hit “Backspace” key on your keyboard.

Insert Text Box in Google Docs

​Go to Google Docs. Sign in if not already.

​Open the document.

​Place the cursor where you need a text box.

​Click “Insert” at the top and then click “Drawing.”

​In the “Drawing” popup, hit the “Text box” option which you can find between “Shape” and “Image.” Now, draw a text box on the “Drawing” popup.

​Enter the text you prefer within the text box you’ve drawn. If you wish, you can customize the text box using the options at the top which you find after the “Image” option. If you need, you can resize the text box by dragging its resizing handle.

Once you are okay with the text box, click on the “Save & Close” button at the top.

Text box in Drawing popup

That’s all. Now, you can see the text box in the place you’ve preferred in the document.

Text box in Google Docs document

Notes:

You can edit the text box at any time you want in Google Docs and here’s how you can do that – Select the text box you want to edit and then click on “Edit” link. Now, you can see the “Drawing” popup where you can make the changes you want.

You can’t do the above tasks on Google Docs for Android.

Also see:

​How to Make Bold, Italic and Underline Text on Google Docs

​How to See Word Count on Google Docs

How to Double Space in Docs

How to Add a Link in Docs

​How to Add Page Break on Google Docs


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