All of us have entered text in a cell by selecting the cell and simply typing the text in it. This is character level typing and will be taken in parallel with other numbers entered in the cell.
Now, think of a scenario, when you want to insert a totally separate space for some custom text, which can be a comment or any other information which you want to put in a space where it is not possible while using the cells of the sheet. In this case, we can make use of the text box function.
“TEXTBOX” is drawn at any portion where we need to put the text. It can be drawn anywhere in the sheet. Although text can be put in the cells also but putting the text in box gives us the privilege of making the text having more styles and options
A text box can be understood simply as
A SEPARATE SPACE FOR TEXT WHICH CAN BE PUT AT ANY PLACE IN THE SHEET, CAN BE ROTATED, GIVEN COLOR, CHANGED FONT AND BEHAVE AS A COMPLETE SEPARATE ENTITY FROM THE SHEET.
A sample text box is shown below in the picture.
You can see in the picture above where a small text box has been placed, with a pictorial background , text written in it and rotated.
The same sheet can be printed easily whenever needed.
We should use a text box in GOOGLE SHEETS when we
The TEXT BOX is not found as a separate option in the first level toolbars or menus in google sheets.
It can be found in the DRAWING OPTION under INSERT MENU as shown in the picture below.
STEPS TO INSERT A TEXT BOX IN GOOGLE SHEETS :
The complete process is shown in the animation below.
After we have typed the text in the TEXTBOX , click SAVE AND CLOSE on the right upper corner.
The text will be inserted in our sheet as shown in the picture below.