How To Make A Block Quote In Google Docs

You may require adding a block quote when writing a document in Google Docs for work or school. A block quote is a quotation that is set off from the main text as a separate block. It is typically used when quoting dialogue from a play, poem, or book.

Although there is no built-in function to create a block quote in Google Docs, it is still possible to do so by utilizing the following workaround:

Step 1

Open the Google Docs document on which you wish to add a block quote.

Step 2

Highlight the text that you want to turn into a block quote.

Step 3

Now press the “Increase indent” button on the toolbar. It looks like a right-pointing triangle. This will move your highlighted text to the right, creating a block quote.

You can further increase the indent by using keyboard shortcut CTRL+]. To decrease the indent, use CTRL+[.

Step 4

You can consider making the line spacing of the block quote double. This will give your document a more professional look. To do this, go to “Format” on the top menu and then select “Line & paragraph spacing.” From the drop-down menu, select “Double.”

You have now successfully created a block quote in your Google Docs document!


A block quote is a great way to add emphasis to certain parts of your document. By following the steps above, you can easily create a block quote in Google Docs. Do you have any other tips for creating a block quote? Let us know in the comments below!

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