How to draw a straight line in Google Slides

If you are using Google Slides, you may be having some trouble finding how to insert a line. Once you have figured out how to insert it, getting it to be also straight can be frustrating. Follow these easy steps to get it done.

Go to menu bar and select line.

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Line option on the main menu

Video explanation

Now, here’s where the real trick comes in. If you want to draw a line, go ahead. But, if you want to draw a straight line, hold down the shift key while you draw! There it is, a straight line.

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A very straight line!

How to draw a straight line in Google Sheets

If you are using Google Sheets, you may be having some trouble finding how to insert a line. Once you have figured out how to insert it, getting it to be straight can be frustrating. Follow these easy steps to get it done.

Go to Insert, then Drawing.

insert drawing

From here, choose Line.

line

Now, here’s where the real trick comes in.  If you want to draw a line, go ahead.  But, if you want to draw a straight line, hold down the shift key while you draw!  There it is, a straight line.

straight line

Video explanation