Mastering Google Docs: How to Circle Elements Efficiently

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How to Draw a Circle in Google Docs: A Step-by-Step Guide

Hello fellow tech enthusiasts, it’s Tracy from here. Today, we will learn how to make a circle in Google Docs. If you’ve ever struggled with this seemingly easy task, this concise guide is for you.

Step 1: Open Your Document

To commence the process, open your Google Document where you want to insert a circle.

Step 2: Go to the Drawing Option

Navigate to the ‘Insert’ tab on the menu bar at the top of your page. From this drop-down menu, select ‘Drawing’ to open a new window.

Step 3: Choose the Shape Option

Within the ‘Drawing’ window, look for the button with various shape icons on it. When you hover over it, ‘Shapes’ would pop up. Click on this button to proceed.

Step 4: Selecting a Circle

Once you click on ‘Shapes’, a sidebar will load with different shape options. Still under the ‘Shapes’ tab, click on the ‘Shapes’ icon again and then onto ‘Circles’. Click on the circle shape that fits your desired outcome.

Step 5: Draw

Now, draw your circle in the white space provided in the drawing window. Click and drag your mouse to form the desired size of your circle.

Step 6: Save and Close

Once satisfied with your work, click ‘Save and Close’. The circle is now part of your document. It’s that simple!


I hope this quick guide on how to draw a circle in Google Docs was helpful. It’s just one of those small bits of knowledge that can make your tech usage a lot smoother. Remember, simplicity is the ultimate sophistication.

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Cheerful tech-ing!