How do I create a design in a standard paper size?

Canva offers many different design types for a variety of digital and print projects. However, sometimes you may need to create a design with a certain paper size in mind.

Here’s how:

01. Click + More

Some standard paper sizes are available for you to choose automatically. From the Your Designs screen, click on More on the far right of the Create a Design bar. This will show drop down options for all of our design types.

Scroll down to find the section marked Documents to see which standard sizes are available. 

02. Use Custom dimensions

If you do not see a standard paper size you are looking for, fret not! We got you covered.

Simply click Use Custom dimensions on top of the Create a Design bar. Select the unit of measurement that you need first, then enter the page dimensions for the paper size you wish to use. Finally, click Design!

You can find many standard paper sizes in this reference table below:
International Sizes

US Sizes (in inches)


Hi there,

Thanks for reaching out to us and for using Canva!

We currently have several standard paper sizes available for users to choose from automatically. Upon logging in (on the Your Designs) tab, simply click on More... at the top-right of the screen. Scroll down to the section Documents to see which standard sizes are available. 

For more information on this and to view a nifty reference table for standard paper sizes, please have a look in the following Help Centre article:

How do I create a design in a standard paper size?

If a specific standard paper size isn't available on Canva simply create a design with custom dimensions, where you can specify the dimensions of your design in inches, millimeters, or pixels.

I hope this helps, please do let me know if you require any further assistance!

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