How to Draw Your Own Arrows in Google Docs Documents

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Arrows in Google Docs Documents

You can draw your own arrows in Google Docs Documents. You can have complete control over these arrows. You can draw them the size you want, change the color to what you want, and more. In this tutorial, I will show you how to draw arrows and change the look of them. You can create a new document to work in for this tutorial if you want.

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Drawing the Arrow

To begin, you will need to draw your arrow. Go to the top of your document and click Insert gt; Drawing. When the box opens, click the Black Arrow icon at the top of your box. Then use your mouse to draw the arrow the length you want it. Let go of your mouse when you have finished.

Changing the Size of the Arrow

To change the size of your arrow, you will need to click it to select it. Then you will need to click the arrow beside the lines icon at the top of your document. Make sure you click the arrow beside the lines and not the dashes. You can place your mouse over the icon and the correct one will say Line Width. Once the box drops down, click the size you want to apply to your arrow. The arrow will then transform to the size you chose.

Changing the Color of the Arrow

To change the color of your arrow, you will need to click it again to select it. Then you will need to click the arrow beside the paint bucket tool. When the box drops down, select the color that you want to apply to the arrow. The box will close and the color will be applied to the arrow.

Changing the Arrow Type

You can also change the arrow type. Select your arrow and you will see the two arrow icons at the top of your box. You will need to click the arrow beside the last arrow icon at the top of the box. When the box drops down, select the type of arrow you want. The box will close and you will see your new arrow.

Inserting the Arrow

Now you are ready to insert your arrow into your document. Click the Save and Close button at the top of your box. The box will close and you will see your new arrow.

Editing the Arrow After it Has Been Inserted

You can edit the arrow even after you have inserted it into your document. If you click the arrow, you will see a menu below it. In the menu you will see Edit. If you click that link, the drawing box will open again. In that box you can edit your arrow. Once you are finished, click the Save and Close button.