How To Type On An Image In Google Docs

Often, you need to add text over an image for annotations, captions or other purposes. However, Google Docs doesn’t provide a direct way to type on an image. But don’t worry, with the help of a few simple tricks, you can solve this problem. In this blog post, we will guide you on how to type on an image in Google Docs.

Step 1: Insert an image

First, you’ll need to insert an image on which you want to type. To do this, go to the Insert menu, choose Image, and then select your desired option to upload an image.

Step 2: Insert a Drawing

Next, go to the Insert menu, choose Drawing, and then click on + New.

Step 3: Upload your Image to the Drawing Canvas

In the drawing canvas, click on the Image icon, and then upload the same image you added to your document.

Step 4: Add a Text Box

In the drawing canvas, click on the T icon (for Text Box), then click and drag on the image where you want to add text.

[h2]Step 5: Type on the Image[/h2]

Once the text box is added, you can now type anything you want on the image. You can also adjust the size, color, and font of the text as per your preference.

Step 6: Save and Close

After you’re done typing, click on the Save & Close button. This will automatically insert the image with the text into your Google Docs document.


There you have it! Although Google Docs doesn’t directly allow you to type on images, by using the Drawing function, we can easily add text over an image. This simple trick can be a big help in many situations, whether you need to annotate images, create unique graphics, or just want to add a personal touch to your documents.