How To Add Bullet Points In Canva (Easy Ways!)

How To Add Bullet Points In Canva
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Adding bullet points in Canva is a great way to organize information and make your content more readable.

Fortunately, it’s way too easy to add those bullets inside canva, just a few clicks and you are done.

So In this quick guide, I’ll show you exactly how to add bullet points in Canva and I will also tell you to create your own custom bullet point with custom canva elements.

So if you’ve ever struggled to add those invaluable bullet points in Canva designs, don’t worry!

By the end of this tutorial, you’ll know exactly how to find the bullet option and start structuring your content.

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How To Add Bullet Points In Canva (Step by Step)

Follow the below steps to add bullet points in Canva:

1. Open Recent Design

Log in or sign up in Canva to get access to the Canva homepage.

From the Canva homepage, look for the ‘Recent Designs’ section. This section will contain all the thumbnails of the designs on which you have worked in the past.

open a recent design

Click on the thumbnail of the project that you want to continue editing and it will open in the Canva editor.

2. Add Bullet Points

After opening the design in the Canva editor, we can proceed with adding bullet points to the design.

Below are the two methods for adding bullet points in Canva:

a) List Button

Click on the text element on which you want to add bullet points and then on the ‘List’ button from the top toolbar.

click on the text

After clicking on the ‘List’ button, a bullet point will be added in front of your text element.

Note: You can also number your text elements by clicking on the ‘List’ button again.

Bullet Point

By following the same process, now you can add bullet points to each text element manually.

Or you can copy the style of one text element and then apply it to all text elements in your design. It not only saves time but also helps to increase efficiency.

To do that, click on the text element with the bullet point and then click on the ‘Copy Style’ button from the top toolbar.

click on copy style button

While pressing the ‘Left’ button of your mouse, drag your cursor over the text elements on which you want to add bullet points.

Drag Your Cursor Over texts

Once you release the button, all the selected text elements will automatically get bullet points (refer to the screenshot below).

text with bullet points

Note: This is the easiest method for adding bullet points to your design. However, it does not allow you to customize the bullet points.

b) Creating Custom Bullet Points

You can also resize the decorative elements to act as bullet points. This method is useful for people who want to get creative and customize the bullet points.

Click on the ‘Elements’ button from the left sidebar. Now a new menu with various element categories will open in front of you.

Search for your desired decorative element from the top search bar.

search for star element

Note: You can search for decorative elements like stars, squares, arrows, or any other element that you want to use as a bullet point.

For example, I will search for the ‘Star’ element from the top search bar.

Now from the search results, click on the element of your liking to add it to your design.

Once you have the element on your design, click on the ‘Color’ button from the top toolbar to change the existing color of the element.

From the color panel, choose a color from the default colors or use the color picker slider to create a new color.

change the color of the element

Once you find a color that you like, click on it to change the existing color of the element.

Note: Make sure to click on a color that matches the theme of your design.

For example, I will click on the ‘Maroon’ color to add it to my element.

After changing the color of the element, we have to resize the element to use it as the bullet points.

Click on the element and then drag the ‘Resizing’ handles inwards to make the element smaller in size.

Resize The Element

Release the handle when you achieve the desired size.

For example, I will resize my ‘Star’ element to W:1.8, and H:1.7.

After resizing your element, drag and position it in front of the text element. Position the element in a way that it acts as a bullet point (refer to the screenshot below).

Position The Element

After creating your first bullet point, we can proceed with adding bullet points to other text elements as well.

So, click on the bullet point and then on the ‘Duplicate’ button from the top of the element.

Duplicate Your Element

Once you click on the ‘Duplicate’ button, the exact copy of the element will appear in front of you.

Now drag and position the duplicated element exactly the way we positioned the first bullet point.

position your second element

Note: In this way, keep duplicating and positioning the elements as bullet points.

position all the bullet points

FAQ- How To Add Bullet Points In Canva

Below are a few frequently asked questions:

How Do I Create A List In Canva?

To create a list in Canva, search for the list template from the search bar located in the middle of the Canva homepage and then open a template of your liking in the Canva editor.

After opening the list template in the Canva editor, replace each text element with your desired text, change the background, and edit the elements to match the tone of the design.

How Do You Add A Numbered List In Canva?

Open or create a design type from the Canva homepage and then click on your desired text element.

You can either simply write a number in from of your text or click on the ‘List’ button twice from the top toolbar to create a numbered list in Canva.

Wrapping Up

And there you have it – now you know how to easily add bullet points to your Canva designs!

I hope this quick tutorial gave you some useful tips on locating the bullet option and structuring your content.

Personally, I think using bullets makes such a big difference in organizing information and making it more readable.

If you have any other Canva-related questions, feel free to leave a comment below.

I’m always happy to help fellow non-designers get the hang of this amazing tool!

And if you found this tutorial helpful, please share it with your friends.

Thanks for reading!

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