Why are Words Overlapping On Google Slides?

Are words overlapping on Google slides? For most users who experience this issue, words tend to overlap on the left side of the page immediately after they type in the text.

Fortunately, you can use these solutions to fix words overlapping each other on Google Slides

1. Switch to incognito mode

The most common troubleshooting method when text is bunched up while using Chrome is by switching to incognito mode. Incognito mode allows you to browse freely without saving history, cookies, or website data on the pages or tabs you open.

incognito mode

To access incognito mode:

  • Click on the three-dotted icon on the right side of the chrome browser. Next, a drop-down menu will display a list of features available.
  • Click on the new incognito window. Finally, a new window will display the incognito mode page and its features, and an icon will appear on the top right corner of the page.

Once you’ve opened the incognito tab, you can sign in to your google account and launch Google Slides. This method is known to work most of the time.

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2. Switch to another browser

Another method you can try is using another browser besides Chrome to access Google Slides. The best alternatives to Google Chrome are Microsoft Edge and Firefox.

Microsoft Edge

This is recommended when Chrome is experiencing a technical problem and you are in a hurry. It might be even quicker than the first method if you already have Firefox or Edge installed on your phone.

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3. Disable extensions and ad blockers

You should also disable all Chrome extensions and ad blockers if none of the above methods work.

Since Google Slides is a web application, it may conflict with them and cause text to overlap. Once you have disabled them, clear Chrome’s cache and refresh the Google Slides tab.

Chrome Extensions

Below are steps on how to disable an extension:

  • Open Chrome and click on the three-dotted icons on the left side of the browser.
  • Next, click on More Tools and then Extensions.
  • You can then disable any extension that you want.

If the text overlaps each other on the left side of the page on Google Slides or the cursor does not move from the left side, the above solutions will come in handy.