1. How do you enter text boxes in a google doc spread sheet?

  2. In google doc excel spreadsheet, I want to skip a few spaces between words. Google doc allows me to insert spaces, but when I am finished typing, the spaces disappear.

  • Please limit yourself to one question per Question post. Also, there's not enough information here for us to really answer either question. Can you edit your question to provide more detail? – ale Jul 16 '13 at 12:36
  1. Not sure if this is what you require, but you can do the following: Insert > Drawing... > Click Text Box (the button with the T icon) > type the text and format the box as required > Save & Close

  2. You can directly enter non-breaking spaces on a Windows machine by typing Alt+255, and a Mac OS by Opt+Space. I don't know any way of directly entering non-breaking spaces on Linux (that's not to say there isn't a way). However, you can achieve non-breaking spaces independent of OS via formula:

="There are five spaces between here"&REPT(CHAR(160);5)&"and here."

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