I am using Google Slides to create some prototype designs.

If the circle is a bit small, the number would not be fit to the center.

What should I do?

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2 Answers 2


You should use the "Align" --> "center" option from the menu.

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  • Weird, I tried but it's not working. Do you mind publishing your slide? Thanks very much. Commented Sep 30, 2020 at 6:05
  • How did you create your circle and text? It should be by creating the circle using shape from the menu. Commented Sep 30, 2020 at 6:15
  • Please remember that as per site guidelines when an answer addresses your question, accept it and even upvote it so others can benefit as well. Commented Oct 9, 2020 at 8:25

Align center alone does not work.

In the “Formatting options” panel change the left and right padding values to zero and then the “align center” will center the number.

if you are having vertical centering issues do the same for top and bottom padding and align top and bottom. enter image description here

Here is the slide deck demonstrating this phenomenon


  • Please be more specific regarding the cases where align center alones doesn't work. Commented Sep 9, 2021 at 15:29
  • The reply by the originating poster is the case where it doesn’t work.
    – Joe Fan
    Commented Sep 9, 2021 at 15:36
  • The OP accepted the previous answer so it looks that OP someway finally make it work. Commented Sep 9, 2021 at 15:38
  • This is how I made it work. Do you disagree with my solution? @AGamePlayer how did you resolve?
    – Joe Fan
    Commented Sep 9, 2021 at 15:56
  • This answer worked for me, directly in google draw. Noting I could not make this work using the embedded google draw inside of google docs (haven't tried google slides) ref: support.google.com/docs/thread/…
    – JDawgg
    Commented Oct 22, 2023 at 22:29

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