Certain types of documents are improved when you apply colorful or creative text effects to them. There are a number of visual settings in Google Docs, like the page orientation, that can affect how your audience reacts to your document. These are typically documents that are intended to catch the reader’s attention visually. For situations like those, it’s usually a good idea to use fun fonts, large text sizes, and colorful text.
But many of the documents that you will need to create for school or work will have specific formatting requirements, one of which is usually that the document contain only black text. So if you are editing a document that has other colors of text, you may need to learn how to switch that text color. Our article below will show you how to change text colors in Google Docs.
How to Switch Text Color Back to Black in Google Docs
The steps in this article were performed in Google Chrome, but they will also work in other desktop Web browsers. Once you complete the steps in this article, the selected text in your document will be returned to the default black color.
Step 1: Go to your Google Drive at https://drive.google.com/drive/my-drive and open the document containing the text color that you want to change.
Step 2: Select the text with the wrong text color. If you want to change the text color of the entire document, click somewhere inside the document, then press Ctrl + A on your keyboard to select everything.
Step 3: Click the Text color button in the toolbar above the document, then select the black text color.
Are there other formatting changes applied to your text that you would also like to remove? Learn how to clear formatting in Google Docs and quickly restore a selection of text back to its default state.
Google Slides handles content and formatting a little different, so you may be struggling to work with that application. You can check out this tutorial for information on deleting a text box in Google Slides, which is the primary way to add text to that type of document.
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