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Borders and Shading

How to Format Borders and Shading in Google Slides

Borders and Shading

If you want to emphasize the contents of a text box, or any other object on a slide, you can add a border to it.

Add a Border

  1. Select an object.
  2. Click the Border weight button on the toolbar.
  3. Select a border weight.
    Add a Border

The border is added to the text box.

Change Border Color

You can also change a border's color.

  1. Select an object.
  2. Click the Border color button on the toolbar.
  3. You can choose from the color picker, or you can select a theme color that will automatically update when the theme changes.

  4. Select a border color.
    Change Border Color

The border around the text box changes color.

Change Fill Color

You can add shading to a text box to add some color behind the text.

  1. Select an object.
  2. Click the Fill color button on the toolbar.

    You can choose a color or theme color, just like choosing a border color, but you also have the option to select a color gradient.

  3. Select a fill color.
    Change Fill Color

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