Google Slides gives you a number of tools that allow you to add objects and content to your slides. But you might need to know how to delete a Google Slides text box if there’s one on your slide and you don’t need it.
A text box is one of the best choices when you need to add text or numbers to a slide. They’re easy to size and move, and give you a lot of control over where content is displayed.
But if you are using a default layout, or if you’ve added a text box that you no longer need, you may need to remove one.
Fortunately you can delete text boxes from Google Slides so that they aren’t in your way when you’re creating.
How to Delete a Google Slides Text Box
- Open your presentation.
- Select the text box to delete.
- Click Edit.
- Choose Delete.
Our article continues below with additional information on deleting text boxes in Google Slides, including pictures of these steps.
How to Remove a Text Box from Google Slides (Guide with Pictures)
The steps in this article were performed in the desktop version of the Google Chrome Web browser, but will also work in other desktop browsers like Firefox or Safari.
Step 1: Sign into Google Drive and open the Slides file containing the text box you wish to delete.
Step 2: Click on the border of the text box to select it.
A blue border will appear around the text box to indicate that it is selected.
Step 3: Choose the Edit option in the menu at the top of the window.
Step 4: Click the Delete option to remove the text box from the slide.
Note that you can also press the Backspace or Delete key on your keyboard to delete the text box when it’s selected.
New text boxes can be added by selecting Insert at the top of the window, then clicking the Text Box option.
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