How to Change Text Color (Google Docs)

How to Strikethrough, Superscript, and Subscript in Google Docs

In this post, we’ll see:

Let’s start.

How to Change Text Color in Google Docs

Let’s see how to change text color in Google Docs desktop version (PC) and app (Android and iPhone):

PC

Sign into Google Docs.

Open the document. Select the text for which you want to change color.

Hit the “Text color” icon at the top. It is between “Underline” and “Highlight color.”

Click on the color you wish.

Note: To go back to default, follow the above steps but choose the “Black” color.

Read: How to Change Page Color in Google Docs

Android or iPhone

Launch the Google Docs app.

Open the document. Tap the “Pencil” icon at the bottom.

Select the text for which you want to change color.

Tap “Format” icon at the top. And you see “Text color” in the “Text” tab. Hit it.

Choose the color you want.

Note: If you want to go back to default, follow the above steps. But choose the “Black” color.

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How to Highlight Text in Google Docs

Let’s see how to highlight text in Google Docs desktop version (PC) and app (Android and iPhone):

PC

Sign into Google Docs.

​Open the document. Select the text you want to highlight.

​Click on the “Highlight color” icon at the top. It is between “Text color” and “Insert link.”

Click on the color you want. “Custom” is for the custom color.

To remove text highlighting: Select the highlighted text. Hit the “Highlight color” icon at the top. Select “None.”

Android or iPhone

Open the Google Docs app.

Open the document and then hit the “Pencil” icon.

Select the text and then hit the “Format” icon.

In the “Text” tab, you see “Highlight color.” Tap it.

Choose the color you want.

To remove text highlighting: Select the highlighted text. Hit “Format” icon > Highlight color. Tap “No color” (iPhone) or “None” (Android).

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How to Change Case in Google Docs

​Sign into Google Docs.

Open the document. Select the text for which you want to change the case.

Hit the “Format” at the top.

Hover your mouse over “Text” and then “Capitalization.” You see three options:

  • lowercase (Change all the selected text to lowercase)
  • UPPERCASE (Change all the selected text to uppercase)
  • Title Case (Capitalize the first character of every word in the selected text).

Hit the one you prefer.

Note: You can’t do this task on Google Docs for Android and Google Docs for iPhone.

Read: How to Insert En or Em Dash in Google Docs


How to Bold, Italics, Underline, Strike Through, Superscript, and Subscript in Google Docs

PC

Sign into Google Docs.

Open the document and then select the text you wish.

  • Press CTRL + B for bold text.
  • Press CTRL + I for italicized text.
  • Press CTRL + U for underlined text.
  • Press Alt + Shift + 5 for strike through text.
  • Press CTRL + . for superscript text.
  • Press CTRL + , for subscript text.

Alternate Method

You can do the same by selecting the text. Click on “Format” at the top.

Hover your mouse over the “Text.”

  • Click “Bold” for bold text.
  • Click “Italic” for italicized text.
  • Click “Underline” for underlined text.
  • Click “Strikethrough” for strike through text.
  • Hit “Superscript” for superscript.
  • Hit “Subscript” for subscript.

Also, note that when you select the text, you see B I U options at the top. Choose the one you prefer.

Notes

  • Remember, you can use the same steps to remove the formatting you’ve applied.
  • You can apply the bold, italics, underline, strike through, and (superscript or subscript) to the same text.

Read: How to Add Footnotes in Google Docs

Android or iPhone

Open the Google Docs app.

Open the document and then tap the “Pencil” icon.

Select the text you wish.

Tap on the “Format” icon at the top.

In the “Text” tab, you see these formatting options.

  • Tap B to make bold text.
  • Tap I​ to make italic text.
  • Tap U to make underline text.
  • Tap​ S to make strike through text.
  • Tap X2 which is beside S to make superscript text.
  • Tap X2 which is the first icon from the right side to make subscript text.

Alternate Method

Select the text and you see B I U options at the bottom. Choose the one you like.

Notes

  • Remember, you can use the same steps to remove the formatting you’ve applied.
  • You can apply the bold, italics, underline, strike through, and (superscript or subscript) to the same text.

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