Are you using Canva to create beautiful designs but struggling to figure out how to add page numbers? Don’t worry, we’ve got you covered! Canva is an amazing graphic design tool, and in this blog post, I’ll walk you through the process of how to add page numbers in Canva. By following these simple steps, you’ll be able to create professional and organized documents that impress your audience. Before the process, let’s first understand the importance of adding page numbers to our design documents.
Understanding the importance of Page Numbers:
Page numbers are like helpful guides that show readers where they are in a document. They come in handy when you have designs with lots of pages, like presentations, brochures, eBooks, and reports. By adding page numbers, you make it easier for people to read and navigate through your design. It’s a small tweak that can make a big difference in how people experience your work.
How to add page numbers in Canva(Step-by-Step Guide)
1. Open a Design Document
After logging in to your Canva account, click on the “Create a design” button situated in the upper right corner of the Canva homepage. A dropdown menu will appear, offering various design documents. Select any design document you want to work on.
I’ll select Presentation from the dropdown and let’s see how to add page numbers in Canva presentation in just a few simple steps.
2. Access the ‘Bulk Create’ app
Scroll the editor side panel and you’ll find the option ‘Apps’. Click on the ‘Apps’ and select the option ‘Bulk Create’ present in the ‘More from Canva’ section.
3. Add your data
There are two options that you can use for Bulk Create. Add the data manually or upload a CSV file. Select the option ‘Add Data Manually’
4. Clear the Table
Click on the ‘Clear table’ option you find in the bottom left corner of the ‘Add data’ popup. It will clear the data that is already present in the table.
5. Add the Column Name
Let’s add the column name for our page numbers. Later, we’ll use this name for data mapping.
6. Open ChatGPT and give a prompt
Open ChatGPT and give a simple prompt ‘Write 1-50 in table format’. 50 is just an example. You can replace it with any number as per your preference.
Or you can also make use of Excel for this. Just add the numbers in a column using dragging trick and follow the next steps.
7. Add the Page Numbers
Select the numbers, copy (Ctrl+C) and simply paste it (Ctrl+V) in the column that we had created in ‘Step 5’. Then, click ‘Done’
8. Data Mapping
Now, add any number with the font of your choice and align it as per your preference. Once done, select the text and click on the three dots icon or right-click on the text. Then, click on the option ‘Connect data’ and select the column name.
So, in this case, let’s select our column name which we named ‘Page Number’. Then, just click on the ‘Continue’ button –> ‘Generate Pages’ button.
A new document will be created with the page numbers automatically inserted and aligned at the same place, ready for you to create your design without worrying about adding page numbers manually.
There you have it! Adding page numbers to your Canva designs is easier than you might think. With this handy tip, you can add page numbers automatically with the least effort. So go ahead, give it a try, and enjoy creating stunning visuals with page numbers that guide your readers through your amazing content. Happy designing!
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