Google Slides is a presentation program offered by Google, and people love it because it is built for collaboration, and for creating online slideshows, just like dPowerPoint.
If you, too, are working on Google Slides, it is always good to know how to make your presentation's content attractive, unique, and stand out to be able to captivate your client’s attention.
To achieve that, Google Slides enables us to create slideshows and present our ideas to others, but there are some limitations concerning the tools we can use there.
So, if you ask yourself whether you can curve a text into a circle in your Google Slides presentation, the simple answer is no - because that is not possible with the existing in-built features of Google Slides. However, you can add curved text on your Google Slides with the help of PowerPoint.
Or, you can use other online tools for that.
Follow our guidelines given below to learn how it is done.
Bonus read: How to Insert Google Drawing into Slides?
How to add a curve text in Google Slides using PowerPoint
PowerPoint has an in-built feature for curving the text, which we can take advantage of and later transfer and use in our Google Slides.
- Open a blank PowerPoint file.
- Add the text you want to curve by clicking on the ‘Insert’ tab and then on ‘Text Box’.
- Drag and create a text box.
- After you have added the text box on the slide, type in the text you want to curve into a circle, as shown below:
- Click on the text box and then on ‘Shape Format’ (on older versions, it can be just “Format”).
- Ensure that you have highlighted the text, go to the ‘Text Effects’ option (small “A”), and click on the arrow to open the menu.
- Click on ‘Transform’ and choose the option ‘Circle’.
- Make the text box square in shape.
- After you transform the text into a circle, you will see that it won’t look at first like a circle, so you need to make changes to the size of the text box. Increase the height of the text box to match its width (or decrease the width to match the height).
- Proceed by adjusting the size of the fonts in the text based on what you like - increase the font size by navigating to ‘Home’ > ‘Font Size’.
- Rotate the text box by 90 degrees by clicking on the rotate button and moving it to the right by 90 degrees.
- Copy the text box (right-click on it and choose ‘Copy’, or press ‘Ctrl + C’ (or ‘Command + C’ on Mac).
- Paste the curved text box into your Google Slides file.
Alternatively, you can curve a text in Google Slides using MockoFUN or TroyGram. These two online tools also allow users to create various shapes and types of curved text.
Also, if you have Adobe Photoshop installed on your computer, you can explore it more by using it to curve and add the text to your Google Slides.
The way to do it:
- Open Adobe Photoshop.
- Create a new document and press the ‘Type’ tool to enter your text.
- Click on the ‘Warp’ option (top toolbar).
- From the window that shows, select ‘Arc’ (dropdown menu).
And it is as simple as that. Your text will show up curved, and you can copy it as an image and paste it into your Google Slides document; press 'Ctrl + C' if you have copied the curved text image, or if you have downloaded it, insert the file; Insert > Image > Upload from computer.
How to add colors to curved text in Google Slides (using PowerPoint)
- After your text is curved in PowerPoint, select the entire text.
- Navigate to the 'Home' tab > click on the arrow next to the font color box.
- Choose a color based on your preferences.
- If you copy and paste it into your Google Slides file, the curved text will appear in your selected color.
Drawbacks and limitations of using PowerPoint.
- You’ll have to work on Microsoft PowerPoint to succeed in the abovementioned steps.
- You won’t be able to edit the text in Google Slides because once the text box that contains the curved text is passed to it, it will be converted into an image.
- You’ll have to keep the PowerPoint file as long as you need the Google Slides presentation for which you created that curved text.
Curved text is part of special effects, and there is no direct option for users to curve text into a circular shape in Google Slides.
Fortunately, we have PowerPoint, which can curve the text and offers other features that can be added to that curved text.
Or, you can also try and use other free online tools for this matter.