How To Add Page Numbers In Canva

Welcome to another tutorial on using Canva, the user-friendly graphic design tool. Today, we’ll be focusing on one feature that’s highly beneficial, yet often overlooked, which is the addition of page numbers to your designs. Adding page numbers to Canva designs, especially for lengthy documents like eBooks, presentations, or reports, can help boost your project’s organization and readability.

Unfortunately, Canva does not have an automated way to add page numbers. But don’t worry, there’s a manual workaround to this, and we’ll guide you through it with this step-by-step tutorial.

Step 1: Open Your Design

The first thing you need to do is open the design or document that you want to add page numbers to. Click on the design and it will load up on your screen.

Step 2: Select Text Element

On the left side of the Canva user interface, you’ll find a tab named ‘Text’. Click on it and select ‘Add a little bit of body text’.

Step 3: Positioning the Text Box

Next, position the text box where you want the page number to appear. You can drag and drop the text box to your desired spot, typically at the bottom corner of the page.

Step 4: Adding the Page Number

Type in your starting page number in the text box. So, if you start numbering from the first page of your document, your starting number will be ‘1’.

Step 5: Duplicate Pages

If you have multiple pages where you want to add the same page number placement, use the ‘Duplicate page’ option. This will create a copy of your page with the same elements, including the page number.

Step 6: Adjusting Page Numbers

For each duplicated page, click on the text box with the page number and manually change it according to the page sequence. Repeat this process for all your pages.

And there you have it! You’ve successfully added page numbers to your Canva design.

While it may seem a bit tedious, especially for documents with numerous pages, remember that adding page numbers will greatly enhance navigability and overall presentation of your document. Hopefully, Canva will introduce an automated method for adding page numbers in the future, but until then, this manual method will do the trick.

Stick around for more handy Canva tips and tutorials. Happy designing!