How To Put Equation In Canva

Visual content creation has been made simple with Canva. But what if you want to add a mathematical equation to your design? It may seem tricky at first but with this guide, you’ll learn how to add equations to your designs with ease.

Unfortunately, Canva does not natively support equation formatting. However, there’s a workaround to this. You can create your equations in an external tool, convert them into an image, and then upload them to Canva. This blog post will guide you through this process step-by-step.

Step 1: Create Your Equation in an External Application

The first thing you need to do is to create your equation in an external application that supports mathematical equations. Microsoft Word is a popular choice for this, but there are also online equation editors available such as MathType and LaTeX. Here’s a simple example of how you can create an equation in Microsoft Word:

1. Open a new document in Word.
2. Click on the "Insert" tab in the ribbon.
3. Click on the "Equation" button in the "Symbols" group.
4. A new equation field will appear where you can type in your equation.
5. Use the tools provided to format your equation as needed.

Step 2: Convert Your Equation into an Image

Once you have created your equation, the next step is to convert it into an image. This is because Canva supports image files, but not equation files. Here’s how you can do this in Word:

1. Right-click on your equation and select "Copy".
2. Open a new document in Paint or any other image editing software.
3. Paste your equation into the new document.
4. Save the document as an image file (e.g., as a .jpg or .png file).

Step 3: Upload Your Equation Image to Canva

Now that you have your equation image, the final step is to upload it to Canva. Here is how:

1. Open your Canva design.
2. Click on the "Uploads" tab in the left-hand panel.
3. Click on the "Upload an image or video" button.
4. Select your equation image and click "Open".
5. Once your image has been uploaded, you can drag and drop it into your design.

In conclusion, while it’s unfortunate that Canva does not natively support equations, this workaround makes it possible to include even the most complex equations in your designs. Happy designing!