How To Double Underline In Google Docs

Google Docs is a highly versatile tool, offering an array of functionalities to help you create, edit, and format your documents. One such functionality you might find useful is the double underline feature. Although it’s not directly available in the toolbar, there is a workaround to achieve this making your text stand out. In this blog post, we shall explore the step-by-step process of double underlining your text in Google Docs.

Method 1: Using the ‘Special Characters’ Option

The first method involves using the ‘Special Characters’ option in Google Docs. Here’s how to go about it:

  1. First, open the Google Docs document where you want to add a double underline.
  2. Click on the ‘Insert’ tab, then navigate to ‘Special Characters’.
  3. In the ‘Search’ bar, type ‘Underline’ and hit Enter. A variety of underline options will appear.
  4. Scroll down until you see the ‘Combining Double Low Line’ character (unicode 0333).
  5. Click on it to insert it into your document. It will appear right below the character of your choice, creating a double underline effect.

Method 2: Using the ‘Equation’ Option

Another method to add a double underline in Google Docs is through the ‘Equation’ option. Let’s see how it’s done:

  1. Open your Google Docs document and click where you want to insert the double underline.
  2. Click on the ‘Insert’ tab and select ‘Equation’ from the drop-down menu.
  3. A text box will appear. Type your text inside this box.
  4. Once you’ve typed your text, highlight it. Then, click on the ‘Format’ tab, select ‘Text’, and then ‘Underline’.
  5. This will create a single underline. To make it double, repeat the underline process again. You will now have your text with a double underline in your Google Docs document.

Note: While these methods provide a workaround, it’s important to remember they aren’t perfect. The underline may not align perfectly with your text, and you may have to adjust the line spacing or font size to make it look right. Nevertheless, these methods provide a quick way to add double underlines to your text in Google Docs.


While Google Docs might not provide a direct way to double underline text, with a bit of creativity and the use of special characters or equations, you can achieve the desired effect. We hope this guide has been useful to you and has made your Google Docs experience even more productive. Happy writing!