How to Add Captions to Images in Google Docs?

by Khadija Anwar
3 minutes
How to add captions to doc

Are your Google Docs feeling a bit bland? Well, fear not because I’m here to add some pizzazz to your visual content!

If you want to make your images speak volumes and captivate your readers, it’s time to add some snazzy captions.

Also Read: How to Add Captions on TikTok?

A few steps can make your document visually stunning and informative. Let’s learn to add captions to images in Google Docs like a pro without delay!

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You can add captions to images in two simple ways.

  1. Add Inline Captions
  2. Add Captions through Drawing

Steps to Add Inline Captions to Images in Google Docs

Follow these simple steps to add inline captions to images.

Step 1:

Insert the image into your Google Docs document by clicking the “Picture” icon in the toolbar. You can also drag and drop the picture file from your computer.

choose image

Step 2:

The image is now surrounded by resizing handles. Click on images, and options appear on the left-hand side. Choose “Inline” captions.

click on inline caption

Step 3:

Write down your text. You can customize the caption’s font, size, and style or align it to make it visually appealing and relevant to your doc.


The drawback of the inline caption is that the caption won’t move if you have to move the picture to a different location in the doc.

Steps to Add Captions Through Drawing

Step 1:

Click on “Insert” in the toolbar of Google Docs. Click “Drawing” and select “New.”

choose drawing

Step 2:

A new drawing canvas will open, upload your image from your device’s gallery or draw a new one.


Step 3:

Once the image is uploaded, click the “Text Box” in the drawing canvas toolbar.

tap on text box

Step 4:

Draw the text box and write your caption. You can change the font style, size, and alignment using the formatting options available in the toolbar. Once satisfied, click “Save and Close” in the upper right-hand corner of the drawing canvas.

save and close

That’s it; you have successfully added a caption using drawing canvas in Google Docs.



How do I add text to a picture in Google Docs?

You can add inline captions or use drawing canvas in Google Docs to add text to a picture.

How do I put text over a picture?

Upload image in Google doc> Select behind Text> Write down your text and save.

Khadija Anwar

Meet Khadija Anwar, an accomplished tech writer with over 500 published write-ups to her name. Her impressive portfolio can be found on the ContentStudio blog, LinkedIn, and the Fiverr platform.

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