How to Use a Font Size Bigger than 96 in Google Docs


Matthew Burleigh

You can change the size of text in Google Docs by selecting it then choosing a size from the dropdown menu. But you might be wondering how to use a font size bigger than 96 in Google Docs.

While many of the standard documents that you create for work or school will require smaller font sizes, you can also create things like flyers and newsletters in Google Docs. These types of documents often utilize multiple colors, fonts, and font sizes.

you may have already discovered how to change the font size, but may feel limited by the 96 pt option being the largest size available.

Fortunately you can use font sizes larger than 96 pt in Google Docs by manually entering the font size instead.

How to Use a Font Size Bigger Than 96 in Google Docs

  1. Open your document.
  2. Select the text to resize.
  3. Click inside the font size field.
  4. Type the desired font size, then press Enter.

Our guide continues below with additional information on using bigger font sizes in Google Docs, including pictures of these steps.

How to Use Larger Font Sizes in Google Docs

The steps in this article were performed in the desktop version of the Google Chrome Web browser. These steps will also work in other desktop browsers like Safari or Firefox.

Step 1: Sign into Google Drive and open your document.

Step 2: Highlight the text that you wish to make larger.

select the text

Step 3: Click inside of the font size field in the toolbar above the document.

click inside the font size field

Step 4: Type the desired font size into the field, then press Enter on your keyboard.

how to use font sizes bigger than 96 in Google Docs

The maximum font size you can use in Google Docs is 400 pt. This is very large text for most fonts, however, so you may want to start with something like 150 pt and incrementally use larger font sizes until the text looks they way you want.

Find out how to change your Google Docs margins if the current ones don’t fit the necessary formatting for your document.

Matthew Burleigh

Matthew Burleigh has been writing tech content online for more than ten years. He enjoys writing about Google Docs in addition to many other applications and devices and has cumulatively covered Google’s word-processing application in hundreds of different articles.

He has been published on dozens of popular websites, and his works have accumulated millions of pageviews.
While focused primarily on tutorials and guides for popular electronics like the iPhone and iPad, as well as common applications like Microsoft Word, Powerpoint, and Excel, he covers topics across the entire technology spectrum.

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