Hi. In this article, we will learn how to center text on a page in Google Sheets. This is a feature that is available in Sheets but not in Docs because in Docs we mostly don’t need a feature that can align out text vertically, but in rare cases, we need this feature. For example, when you create a design let’s say a book cover and now you need to keep your text in the very center part of the text, how will you do that?
In this tutorial, I will show you how to center the text on a page in Google Docs. Whether you’re creating a professional document or working on a school project, being able to center text can give your document a clean and polished look. With just a few simple steps, you’ll be able to perfectly center any text on a page in Google Docs. Let’s get started!
Why Center Text on a Page in Google Docs?
Learning how to center text on a page in Google Docs can be useful for a variety of reasons. For one, it can help to create a more polished and professional look for your document. Centered text can also be used to highlight important information or create a visually pleasing layout. Additionally, centering text can be useful for creating a symmetrical design, which can be pleasing to the eye and easy to read.
Overall, knowing how to center text can be a valuable skill when it comes to creating documents in Google Docs. This is a tricky method and since directly not available in Google Docs, you can surprise your friends and can show them you are a hacker. Ok let’s back to the work and start learning how to center text on a page in Google Docs.
How to Center Text on a Page in Google Docs?
From here, we will see a complete step-by-step guide to learning how to center text on a page in Google Docs. We have two methods for this, but one method is not stable and may not be working in different versions of Google Docs, so I am omitting it, and I am only going to teach the one that will work for everyone regardless of version, margins, and page sizes. So, let’s get started with this workaround.
Center Text on a Page in Google Docs – With the Help of a Table
Ok, so now you know we are going to take the help of a table, but still, there are many things to consider when you are trying to center text on a page in Google Docs.
If you are trying with custom margins, line, spacing, paragraph spacing, or even with the help of custom spacing, stop here. I have tried it for an hour, and this is not the right way to do it. Instead, follow this easy method and you will do it in a few minutes.
Open the Google Docs file in which you want to center your text on a page.
The file is empty, Go to Insert > Table > insert a 1×1 table
Dont worry, I will tell you why we are doing this, now increase your table height, and keep it exactly equal to your page size manually, if it’s going to the next page then decrease the height slightly and keep it equal to the page.
Tip: If you are having a problem with the above step 3, click on the Table properties (select the table and click on the Table properties button in the above toolbar), in the Row minimum height dropdown write the value for row height equal to 24.09 in cm. It will keep your table size exactly equal to the page size (other than margins, and header footer)
Now inside the table write you text which you want to keep in the center of the page.
Now right-click anywhere inside the table and click on “Table properties”
Now you have a sidebar for it, in the Column dropdown, check on the column width and pass the value 20.955 in cm (it will set your column width exactly equal to the page width)
Now click on the Alignment drop-down, Click on the drop-down Cell vertical alignment, and select Middle, it will keep the text inside the table in the middle of the table
In the below Table Alignment dropdown, select Center, it will keep the table at the center of the page
Now click on the last Color dropdown, from the Table Border color box select the white color (if you have the default page color), or you can click on the adjacent drop-down where you can set the border width, here choose the option 0pt which will disappear the border of the table.
Now back to your document and you can see the text is on the center of the page vertically, but not horizontally.
Select the entire text and go to Toolbar, click on the Align button, and select Center.
Now your text is centered vertically and horizontally. you can see it better in the print preview.
Even if you change its size and add some formatting, it will remain in its centered position.
So, this was how to center text on a page in Google Docs. I hope you liked it and you have got a clear understanding of the trick we used to do it very accurately.
Frequently Asked Questions
How to center text horizontally in Google Docs?
To center text horizontally in Google Docs, select the text you want to center, click on “Format” in the top menu, select “Align” and choose “Center.” You can also do it directly from the Toolbar using the shortcut of the “Align” button
How to center text vertically in Google Docs?
Keep your text in a container like a table or a textbox, then keep that container on the center of the page from the container properties and then center the text inside the container both vertically, in this tutorial I used a table which is a very convenient and easy way to center text vertically on a page or even in a section, however you like it.
How to center a heading or title in Google Docs?
To center a heading or title in Google Docs, select the heading or title text, click on “Format” in the top menu, select “Align” and choose “Center.” You can also use the “Heading” format, you can find it in the “Format” menu, it will center it and give it a specific style.
To center your heading vertically as well, you can refer to the previous FAQ and for the complete tutorial, you can check out this article from the beginning.
This was all about how to center text on a page in Google Docs. We learned a workaround, a tricky method to do this since there is no feature in Google Docs to align text vertically – therefore, we had to use a trick to do it, but this trick is very useful and very helpful when we need to do some tasks like writing a book cover.
So, I hope after this guide you will not have any problems regarding how to center text on a page in Google Docs. I will see you soon. Thank you & keep learning with Office Demy.