How do I delete a text box in Google Slides?

Deleting a text box in Google Slides is as easy as clicking on the outline of the text box and pressing delete/backspace on your keyboard. 

This skill might seem simple, but you need to master it to keep your presentations neat and professional. Whether you’re a student, a business professional, or just someone who likes to keep things tidy, this guide will help you. 

Text boxes are containers for the content you use while creating a presentation in Google Slides.

You might need to resize, move, format, or delete them to suit the style and goals of your presentation.

Deleting a text box step-by-step

Let’s say you’re a marketer who has to edit a Google Slides presentation for an upcoming meeting with a client.

Some of the slides can be overcrowded with text boxes, which makes them hard to read.

Here is how you can delete a text box.

  1. Openyour Google Slides presentation and look it through to find slides cluttered with unnecessary text boxes.
  1. Click on the text box you wish to delete.
  2. You’ll see a border around the text box, indicating you’ve selected it.
  1. To delete the selected text box, press the Deleteor Backspacekey on your keyboard.
  2. The text box will disappear from your slide.
  1. Make sure that you’ve deleted the right text box and that your slide has a cleaner layout now.
  2. If you accidentally delete the wrong text box, press ‘Ctrl + Z’ (on Windows) or ‘Cmd + Z’ (on Mac) to undo your action.
  1. As a final step, remember to save changes in your presentation.

Now you’re ready to start a meeting with your client and use a crisp and focused presentation.

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