Google Docs formatting options include a handful of ways that you can modify appearance of text. One of these options lets you adjust the color of that text. If this is something that you need to do, you may be wondering how to change font color in Google Docs.
You can make a lot of adjustments in Google Docs by using the buttons in the toolbar. However, changing a setting there will typically only apply to text that you type after you make the change.
The exception to this, however, is when you have selected something already, then change one of these settings.
This method allows you to apply different formatting to text that you have already typed.
Our guide below will show you how to switch the color of an existing selection of text in your document.
How to Change Font Color in Google Docs
- Open your document.
- Select the text to change.
- Click the Font color button.
- Choose the desired color.
Our article continues below with additional information on changing font color in Google Docs, including pictures of these steps.
How to Switch Text to a Different Color in Google Docs (Guide with Pictures)
The steps in this article were performed in the desktop version of the Google Chrome Web browser, but will also work in other desktop browsers like Firefox or Edge.
Step 1: Sign into your Google Drive and open the document that you wish to edit.
Step 2: Select the text whose color you want to switch.
You can click and drag to select text. You can also press Ctrl + A to select the entire document quickly.
Step 3: Click the Font color button in the toolbar above the document.
Step 4: Choose the color that you want to apply to the selected text.
Note that you can use this same process to make other adjustments to existing text, such as using a different font, a different font size, and more.
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