How to Add Page Numbers in Canva Designs [Updated 2024]

| | February 14, 2024

Canva is a popular online graphic design tool that offers a wide range of features for creating stunning graphics, presentations, infographics, and more. 

One essential element in a design is the inclusion of page numbers, which serve to organize and navigate through the content.

In this article, we will explore how to add page numbers to your designs using Canva's intuitive interface and various customization options. 

Whether you are creating a brochure, a magazine, or a presentation, incorporating page numbers can enhance the user experience and make your design more professional and cohesive. 

Let's dive in and discover how to add page numbers in Canva!

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How to add page numbers in Canva

How to Add Page Numbers in Canva?

The absence of an automatic page numbering feature in Canva might seem like a roadblock, especially for those accustomed to other design tools that offer this convenience.

And adding page numbers in your Canva designs is not as straightforward as clicking a button, but it's certainly not impossible. 

Let's explore the step-by-step process to overcome this hurdle and achieve professional-looking documents with page numbers.

Steps to Add Page Numbers in Canva Designs

Step 1: Log in to your Canva account 

First, log in to your Canva account using your preferred web browser. If you don't have an account yet, you can easily sign up for free and start creating beautiful designs right away. 

Step 2: Create or open your design 

Once you're logged in, you can either create a new design from scratch or open an existing design where you want to add page numbers.

Simply select the design you want to work on, and it will open in the Canva editor

Step 3: Access the "Elements" tab

In the Canva editor, look for the "Elements" tab on the left-hand side of the screen. Click on it to expand the options for adding elements to your design. 

Step 4: Search for "Page numbers" template

In the search bar within the "Elements" tab, type "page numbers" or "page number 1" or page number 2" and so on, to find the available options for adding page numbers to your design. After typing page number in the search bar, press the Enter button.

Canva Editor Elements

Step 5: Choose a page number style 

Now, click on Sell all under Graphics to see all the page numbers options.

Browse through the available page number styles and select the one that best complements your design. Canva offers a variety of stylish and customizable page number options to suit your preferences. 

Adding Page Numbers in Canva

After adding number one, you can repeat the above process to number two, three, and so on.

Step 6: Customize your page numbers 

Once you've added the page numbers to your design, you can customize them to align with your layout and aesthetic. Adjust the size, font, color, and placement of the page numbers to achieve the look you desire. 

Step 7: Save and download your design 

After you've added and customized the page numbers to your satisfaction, simply save your design in Canva and download it in your preferred file format. 

Now, your document is not only visually appealing but also easy to navigate with the addition of page numbers.

Additional Tips:

In the above example, we used the page number templates to add numbers to our Canva designs.

However, if want more flexibility to your page number in terms of font, styles, size, color and more, I would recommend you to add page number using the method given below:

1. Open your design: Log in to your Canva account and open the design you want to add page numbers to. Whether it's a presentation, brochure, or any other multi-page document, Canva provides the flexibility to insert page numbers wherever needed. 

2. Insert a text box: Select the page where you want the page number to appear. Next, click on the "Text" tab on the left-hand side of the editor and choose "Add a little bit of body text." This will insert a text box onto your page. 

3. Customize your page number: Type in the page number in the text box. You can also customize the font, size, color, and position of the page number to align with your overall design aesthetic. 

4. Copy and paste: Once you've customized the first page number, simply copy the text box and paste it onto the remaining pages where you want the page numbers to appear. Canva makes it easy to maintain consistency across all your pages. 

5. Update page numbers: If you need to make changes to your document, such as adding or removing pages, please remember that Canva doesn't automatically updates the page numbers for you. You would have to manually adjust each page number. 

With these simple steps, you can effortlessly incorporate page numbers into your Canva designs, enhancing the professionalism and organization of your content.

Wrapping Up

Whether you're creating a presentation, booklet, ebooks, or any other multi-page document in Canva, page numbers are a great way to keep your content organized.

For example, whenever I create any ebooks in Canva, I make sure that it contains page numbers to each page to guide my readers.

Using the methods mentioned above, you can easily add page numbers to your designs.

I hope you found this tutorial on how to add page numbers in Canva designs useful.

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