How To Make a Table Of Contents In Canva (Easy Way!)

How To Make a Table Of Contents In Canva
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Creating long documents or presentations in Canva?

I feel your pain trying to navigate those lengthy canva projects!

Whenever I’m making a super long Canva design with tons of text, I get lost jumping between pages.

And if I need to update something, it takes forever to hunt it down!

That’s why I always make sure to include a Table of Contents. It acts like a roadmap allowing me and others to easily navigate through the different sections of designs.

In this quick guide, I’ll show you how to make a table of contents in canva.

So without wasting time, let’s jump on the step-by-step tutorial directly.

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How To Make a Table Of Contents In Canva

Here are the steps you can follow to make a table of content in Canva:

1. Sign Up Or Log In On Canva

Okay, first go to the Canva website and open it up.

At the top right corner, you’ll see two buttons – one says “Sign Up” and the other says “Log In”.

If you’re new to Canva, click on the “Sign Up” button to create a brand new account. It’s super quick and easy!

But if you’ve already signed up for Canva before, click the “Log In” button instead. Just enter your username and password to log into your account.

Once you’ve either created your new account or logged into your existing one, you’ll be taken to the Canva homepage.

2. Choose a Template

Once you are on the Canva homepage. Search for the ‘Table Of Contents’ from the search bar located in the middle of the screen.

search for table of content

As a result which Canva library of pre-made templates will open.

Scroll through all the templates and click on the one that you like the most.

scroll through templates

This will open a new window in front of you, click on the ‘Customize This Template’ button to proceed further. Then your chosen template will open in a new window with a left sidebar.

customize the template

Or if you don’t want to work on a template, then you can also click on the ‘Create a Blank Table Of Content….’ button to start from scratch. This will direct you to a blank canvas in front of you.

start a template from scratch

Note: for this tutorial, I will choose a pre-made template and will later customize it to my liking.

3. Customize Your Design

Once you have a template in front of you, it is time to customize your design according to your requirements.

Follow the below steps to customize your template completely:

a) Background

If you are not satisfied with the existing background of your template, then you can easily change it.

Click on the ‘Apps’ button from the left sidebar and then scroll down to click on the ‘Background’ button.

click on background button

Canva will now offer a wide range of background options like images, colors, patterns, and textures that you can use for your design.

add a background

After choosing a background from the available options, click on it to apply it to your design.

b) Text

To customize your existing text on your design, double-click on the text element and then start typing your desired text. Use the top toolbar to customize your text further.

You can change the font, color, size, make it bold, apply text effects, etc.

cuatomize existing text

If you want to add additional text boxes, then you have to click on the ‘Text’ button from the left sidebar.

Now a new text menu will appear in front of you, you can then choose from the ‘Add a Text Box’ button, ‘Default Text Styles’, and ‘Font Combinations’, etc.

add and customize tezt

Click on the text element that you like the most and it will be added to your design. Now you can type in your desired text.

c) Elements

After customizing your background and text, it is time to add some decorative elements to your design.

To add elements on Canva, Click on the ‘Elements’ button from the left sidebar.

As a result of which a new menu with various elements categories will appear like shapes, lines, graphics, stickers, etc.

add elements

Use the search bar to search for your desired element or scroll through various element categories to find your desired element.

Once you have an element that you like in front of you, click on it to add it to your design.

customize elements

Now you can drag the element in its position and use the above top toolbar to change the element’s color, position, transparency, etc.

4. Download Your Table Of Content

Experiment with different templates, elements, texts, and backgrounds to create the best table of contents.

Once you like what you see on your canvas, it’s time to save the design to your computer.

Click on the ‘Share’ button located at the top right corner of the screen and then on the ‘Download’ button.

click on share button

Canva will now ask you to set a file type according to your need.

Note: If you’re unsure, JPG or PNG are standard image formats suitable for all designs.

download your design

After selecting the file type, click the ‘Download’ button to start the downloading process.

FAQs On How To Make a Table Of Contents In Canva

Can You Create a Clickable Table of Contents in Canva?

Yes, it is very easy to create a clickable table of contents in Canva.
You just have to choose a template and then click on any element or text that you want to link. Press Ctrl + K on your keyword, as a result of which a new pop-up will appear.

Enter the URL you want to link to and click the ‘Enter’ key from your keyword. Now the pop-up will disappear and you will get a notification of ‘Link Added’ on the top of your screen.

After linking your elements, you can now proceed to download your design.
But make sure you download the design in PDF format otherwise the clickable links are not going to work.

How do I animate a table in Canva?

To animate a table in Canva, click on the element. As a result of which a top toolbar will appear.

Click on the ‘Animate’ button from the top toolbar and a new menu will various animation options will appear such as rise, fade, pop, etc.
Click on the animation you like the most to add it to your design.

Final Words

I hope this blog on How To Make a Table Of Contents In Canva was helpful to you.

Tip: Make sure your table of contents is updated according to the changes made in your e-book, magazine, presentation, etc.

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