Page Setup

In Canva, the page setup of your design depends on the type of design template you choose.

With Canva for Work, you can easily change your design’s dimensions and rotate it from portrait to landscape and vice versa.

However, in a standard Canva account, you cannot change the dimensions of the design. If you want a design with landscape-style dimensions, you need to start off creating your design in this orientation.


Create a design in landscape orientation

To create a design in landscape page set-up:

  1. From the Your Designs screen, click Use custom dimensions at the top of the Create a Design bar.
  2. Choose the correct unit of measurement (pixels, inches, millimeters) and enter in the page dimensions you want.
  3. Click Design!


Tip: For standard Canva accounts, you can create a landscape design by using the Custom Dimension feature (with measurements of 36 in x 24 in) before you start designing.


Format pages

The maximum number of pages you can create in Canva is 30 per design. If you are creating a design that requires more than 30 pages, consider copying your design, replacing some pages with new ones. This way you can save time by using layouts and elements you’ve already customized.

Furthermore, you can simply start a new design with the template you've used in your previous design.

Once you are ready to download and combine the two documents, download these designs as a PDF and then use a tool like PDF Merge to combine these two designs into one.


Add or delete a page

To add or delete a page:

  1. Click on +Add a new page at the bottom of the editor or you can click on the duplicate or copy a page button.
  2. To delete a page, click on the Trash bin icon at the right-hand side of your design. If you've accidentally deleted a page, don't worry! You can always Undo this deletion.

 

Note: If you have accidentally deleted a page, just click the Undo button.


Rearrange page order

You can also rearrange the order of the pages according to its proper sequence. There are two ways to change the order of the page in both Canva basic and Canva for Work accounts.

  1. Click on the move arrows located on the right-hand side of every page in a design to move a page up or down.
  2. Or click and drag the page number to the right of the page to its new position. 



Note: This works best if you zoom out so you can see several pages of your design at once.


Create page numbers

If you are working on a multi-page document, you may want to reference a page in the table of contents by adding page numbers to your designs.

To create page numbers, use a regular textbox from the text tab on the left side of your editor page. Type in the page number with a small font size and place it on the lower right-hand corner of the page, at the center bottom of the page or the top right-hand corner of the page.



To edit page numbers, you may resize, change the font and font colors.


Zoom in/Zoom out

When you create a design in Canva, we choose a zoom level for you so you can see the whole page at once. But you can always change how big your design appears on screen by adjusting the zoom level.

Check out your design’s current zoom level by looking at the percentage on the bottom right-hand corner of the screen. If you want to see a more detailed view, make your design appear larger by clicking the (+) zoom in button. To make your design appear smaller, click the (-) zoom out button.

You can also zoom in and out of your design using the keyboard, by clicking command/CTRL + or command/CTRL -.


Note: This feature only allows you to zoom in/out of your Canva editor page and not the browser’s view settings.


Keyboard shortcut keys

A keyboard shortcut is a combination of keys that when pressed simultaneously, performs some task that requires use of a mouse or other input device.

Keyboard shortcuts are very helpful and useful in navigating Canva as it promotes efficiency. Creating designs just got a lot easier and faster with these 22 available shortcuts that everyone can utilize.

To get yourself familiarized with Canva’s keyboard shortcuts, you may refer to this Canva Shortcuts Infographic by Peg Fitzpatrick, head of social strategy at Canva.


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