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Google Sites: Adding Text

New Google Sites, 2019. Be aware that different versions of Google Sites will vary in appearance and functionality. Access Google Sites at Full Guide: View/Download

Text is added to a page with a text box. Text boxes can be inserted into a page body as well as the Header.

To insert text a text box, navigate to the Insert tab to the right and click the “Text box” element. A text box will appear with formatting options in an editing toolbar above it.

To change the text size, click the drop-down to the left side of the editing toolbar. Size options include: Title, Heading, Subheading, Small, and Normal Text (default setting). Use these sizes to divide and organize page content.


To add a link, such as to a different website:
  1. Copy the URL from the desired site to be linked.
  2. Navigate to the Insert tab to insert a text box, or edit an existing one.
  3. Click the link icon, which looks like a chain link, from the editing toolbar above the text box. A pop-up will appear.

  4. Paste the URL in the "Link" field.
  5. Type the desired link text into the "Text" field.
  6. Click "Apply."

Link options:

  • Site Pages: to link to a different page within the Google site, select a page from the pop-up that appears in in the “Link” field.
  • Google Drive file: type a search term into the "Link" field. See Google Sites: Using Files from Google Drive for more details.
  • Editing a link: click the link and then click the pencil icon.
  • Deleting a link: click the link and then click the trashcan icon.

Text Tips

  • Be clear and concise
  • Be consistent with punctuation
  • Proofread!

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Keywords:Google Sites, Google Apps, workshop, Nursing, portfolio, website, text, guide, web, site   Doc ID:85324
Owner:Misty B.Group:Pacific Lutheran University
Created:2018-08-28 15:34 PDTUpdated:2019-05-30 15:45 PDT
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