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How to delete a text box in Google Slides

When you make some final edits to your Google Slides presentation, you may find a text box or two that doesn’t seem to belong. Fortunately, there is a very simple way to get rid of them.

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Delete a text box in Google Slides

First, go ahead and open the Google Slides view and navigate to the slide containing the text box you want to delete. Select the text box by clicking on it with the mouse. If you want to select multiple text boxes at once, hold down the Ctrl key (Command on a Mac) while clicking the text boxes. The outside of the text box turns blue when selected.

Click a text box to select it.  - How to delete a text box in Google Slides

Once selected, simply press the Backspace key (or Delete on a Mac) to remove the text box. Or right-click on the selected text box and then click Delete on the context menu.

Click Delete from the context menu.  1 - How to delete a text box in Google Slides

You can also click on “ModificationFrom the menu bar, then choosedeletefrom the dropdown menu.

Click Edit and then click Delete.  1 - How to delete a text box in Google Slides

No matter which method you choose, the text box will be removed. Repeat this as many times as necessary.

Quickly undo deleted text box

If you have multiple text boxes that you need to remove from your presentation, you may be deleting the wrong box by mistake. The good news is that you don’t have to redo everything that was in the text box – you can just undo it.

To undo the text box deletion, simply press Ctrl + Z (Command + Z on a Mac). You can also click on Edit from the menu bar and then chooseRetreatat the top of the dropdown menu.

Click Edit and then click Undo.  - How to delete a text box in Google Slides

This undos the previous command, so if you deleted the textbox 20 steps ago, you’ll need to use this shortcut 20 times. If you accidentally delete a text box you want, it’s important to get it back before continuing with other tasks.

That’s all there is to it to delete (and bring back) the text boxes. You will find yourself using this feature a lot while still using Google Slides. Optimizing your presentation is key to making it a success, so don’t feel bad about eliminating those unnecessary distractions.

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