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How to Change Text Color in Google Slides in 60 Seconds

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 Although Google Slides isn’t as robust as other full presentation software, it still affords a lot of creative license. One easy way to add creative styling is to change the color of your text. It’s quick to do and lets you dial in to exactly match your branding. You’ll learn how in just 60 seconds in this quick screencast.

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How to Change Text Color in Google Slides

NoteWatch this short tutorial screencast or follow the quick steps below, that complement this video.

1. Use Pre-Built Color Swatches

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Choose one of the built-in color swatches from the drop-down menu.

Google Slides includes an array of pre-build color swatches to change the color and theme of your text. To apply one, first be sure your text is highlighted and selected. Then move over to the text options at the top of the Slides screen.

This is the area where you would change the font, text size, and apply bold, italic, or underlined formatting. Just to the right you’ll see a button called Text color. Click on this. The color chooser menu will pop up. Each individual square is a distinct color that you simply have to click to apply to your selected text.

2. Apply Different Colors to Text

If you've got several areas of text and want to show them in different colors, simply follow the process above. Select each individual block of text and recolor it using the color chooser.

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Highlight the text and choose a new color to change it.

3. Apply Custom Colors to Text

Sometimes, choosing from the pre-built swatches isn’t customizable enough. This is especially true if you’re developing marketing materials. Many companies actually publish detailed branding guides, complete with hex codes for their unique colors. Think about the world’s great brands, and chances are a vivid color will come to mind. This is no accident, and this level of customization can be attained in Google Slides, too.

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You can choose from other colors by clicking on Custom on the drop-down menu.

Navigate to the same color chooser we’ve already used, but click Custom down at the bottom. A full color wheel will appear on the screen, along with a bar to scale to more exact detail. At the top of the menu, there’s even a box to enter a color hex code for a precise match.

4. Finishing Up!

Changing text color in Google Slides is easy, thanks to the simple, intuitive user interface. It’s one of the fastest ways to call attention to text. It also helps to keep your slides aligned with your branding to ensure a consistent message.

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