How to add Google Docs Image Caption

Google Docs, a very powerful real-time collaboration, and document authoring tool produce wonderful drawings. A solid and interesting caption for a picture can spark a reader’s interest in your Google Docs document. But unfortunately, there is no built-in tool for adding a caption to images in Google Docs. But there are few different workarounds you can add a caption to an image in your Google Docs.

So let’s see how to add a caption under the image in google docs.

  • Add Google Docs image caption using “Inline”
  • Add image caption using “Table” in Docs
  • Add image caption using the “Text box” in Google Docs
  • Add Google Docs image caption using “Caption Maker” add-on

Add Google Docs image caption using “Inline”

One of the easiest ways to add a caption to an image is using the “inline” option.

All you have to is click on the image and select “inline” from the menu below it. Now place your cursor underneath the image you want to add a caption and type your caption.

This method sometimes collapses your Docs image caption. So its better to move on with other methods.

Add Google Docs image caption using “Table”

To add Google Docs image caption, follow the below instructions.

  • Draw a 1 x 2 matrix table to insert an image and caption below it by Clicking Insert > Table > 1 x 2
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  • Insert your image in the first row of the table and add image caption in the second row of the table.

Adding Images with Captions in Google Docs

How to insert an image with a caption in Google Docs? The simple and best way to insert an image is just by click-and-drag. All you have to is just finding out the image you want to insert and drag it from your computer’s file browser to the desired place of your Google Docs document.

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  • Once you add Google Docs image and caption, select the whole table and click on the “Border color” option in the upper right corner of the Google Docs.
  • Select “white color” to hide the table.
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  • And that’s it. Your image caption is added using the “Table” option in Google Docs.
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This is how to add a caption to an image in google docs.

 Google Drawings tool to add Google Docs image caption

Google docs have a specially designed virtual board namely Google Drawings that allows users to create drawings, diagrams, and pasting images.

There are many ways to add images to your Docs, but what if you want to put some text below the image that looks like an actual caption, then Drawings will master this.

To open the Google Drawings tool, head up to your Google Drive account.

  • Click +New > More > Google Drawings
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Add Google Docs image caption using the “Text box”

Google Docs does not support the option to add a textbox that can be moved around the page. One workaround for this is to add a textbox to the Google Drawings, and then insert the Drawing back into your Google Docs document. Just follow the instructions below:

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  • Open Google Drawings
  • Click Insert > Image > Upload from computer
  • You can also insert images from your Google Drive, Google photos, or other various options provided by Google Drawings.
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  • Once the image is inserted, you are now ready to add a caption for the image you have inserted.
  • You can now create a textbox by clicking on the “Textbox” button in the toolbar. This will open up a text box with a default dimension. You can adjust the dimensions if you want
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  • To draw a text box of your desired dimension, You can use the insert option in Google Drawings.
  • Click Insert > Text box
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  • You can draw a text box below the image for adding the caption. 
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  • You can also format the text as needed, including font, size, color, alignment, and more to make the caption more attractive.
  • Adding a border will make it more look like a caption. To do so, click the “Border weight” button.
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Blurry text in Google Docs Text box

If your caption looks blurry, you can use a one-cell table and change the border’s color, width, and design as desired instead of using a text box to make your caption clear with the image.

  • Once you add a caption to the image, click “Save & Close”
  • Now open your Google Docs document and proceed to insert this Google Drawing.
  • Click Insert > Drawings > +New
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  • Choose the drawing with the caption and insert it into your Google Docs document.
  • You can move , resize your image, change text wrapping around the picture as you wish.
  • To edit it, just double-click on the picture, re-open and make edits.

Add Google Docs image caption using the “Caption Maker” Add-on

The add-on for Google Docs called Caption Maker will make the process of adding the caption to your Google Docs document very easily and effectively.

Let’s see how to install, activate, and start using Caption Maker in docs to add Image caption. 

Caption Maker — installation

To install Caption Maker, follow the below steps:

  • Open your Docs document where you have to add an image with the caption.
  • Click Add-ons > Get add-ons
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  • Type Caption maker in the search box of the G Suite market place.
  • Click on the caption maker icon to install it.
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  • Click on the Blue button “Install” to install the caption maker.
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  • The caption maker needs your permission in order to install installing. Click “Continue” to install.
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  • Now click “Allow” to continue.
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  • Your caption maker has been now installed to caption your image.
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  • Now open your Google Docs document. Click Add-ons > Caption Maker > Start
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Caption Maker — Activation

  • If you can’t find the start option and only help option in caption maker, it means that the caption maker is installed but not enabled for use.
  • To enable the option, click on Add-ons > Manage add-ons 
  • You can find Caption Maker in the list of installed add-ons. Just click the Manage button and choose Use in this document. 
  • Now reload the document by using the short key CTRL + R.Now the caption maker will be activated.
  • Click on the start option to caption your image. A sidebar will be displayed on the right side of the Google Docs document.
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The Caption Maker Add-on detects images and tables in your Google Docs, gives numbered captions above or below those images, and also creates lists of images and tables. This list of images can be updated as long as you add images.

  • You can decide where to add your caption to the image by using the “Image and Drawings” option.
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  • If you wish to insert a caption below or above a table, you can also customize it.
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  • You can format the style, size, and color of your Image caption using “Visual Settings” in Docs.
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  • Once you are done with your settings, Click the “Captionize” button at the end of the sidebar to do Google Docs Image Caption.
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Tell your readers what your image speaks by adding Google Docs Image caption using the above different methods. This is how to add a caption to an image in google docs.

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