How To Justify In Google Slides

In document creation and design, text alignment plays a significant role in determining the structure and readability of your content. One popular alignment style is justification, which aligns your text evenly along both the left and right margins. However, you may have found that Google Slides doesn’t explicitly offer a ‘Justify’ button like other document creation tools. Worry not! This blog will guide you through a workaround to justify text in Google Slides.

Accessing the Formatting Tools

To start, open your Google Slides presentation and select the textbox containing the text you want to justify.

Using the ‘Format’ Tab

The first method to justify text is to use the Format tab. Here’s how:

1. With your textbox selected, navigate to the top menu and click on the ‘Format’ tab.

2. In the dropdown menu, go to ‘Align & Indent’ > ‘Indentation Options’.

Manually Justifying Text

Unfortunately, Google Slides doesn’t currently have a built-in Justify option in Indentation Options. So to justify text, you need to do it manually.

Here’s how:

1. In your selected text box, hit “Enter” at the end of each line of text. This will create a new paragraph for each line.
2. Now, highlight all the lines (paragraphs) you want to justify.
3. Next, go to “Format” > “Align & Indent” > “Indentation options”.
4. In the new window that pops up, under the “Special indent” section, choose “First line” and set the value to ‘0’.
5. Click on “Apply” to justify your text.

Note: While this method effectively justifies your text, it creates a new paragraph for each line, which may not be ideal for all situations.

Justifying Text Using Google Docs

An alternative way of justifying text in Google Slides is by using Google Docs. This may be more efficient, especially if you have large blocks of text to justify.

Here’s how:

1. Open a new Google Docs document.
2. Copy the text you want to justify from Google Slides and paste it into the Google Docs document.
3. Highlight the text, then go to “Format” > “Align & indent” > “Justify”.
4. Now, you can copy the justified text from Google Docs and paste it back into your Google Slides presentation.


While Google Slides may not have a direct option for text justification, these workarounds can help you achieve the desired format. Hopefully, Google will soon incorporate this feature into Slides, given its usefulness and demand. Until then, you can use these methods to justify text and improve the look of your presentations.