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How To Spell Check In Canva (Does Canva Have Spell Check?)

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Is your Canva content cluttered with typos and spelling mistakes?

I feel you! I love creating designs but carefully proofreading, not so much.

It is so annoying that Canva does not have an in-built spell-checker feature.

Now the question is how to spell check in Canva?

Don’t worry, there are actually a few easy methods to spell-check your Canva designs that you may not know about yet.

In this quick guide, I’ll share 3 easy methods to spell-check in Canva. With just a few clicks, you can catch typos and replace the errors in your Canva designs.

Let’s fix those typos for good!

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How To Spell Check In Canva

Below are the steps that you can follow to spell check in Canva:

1. Open Your Design

Look for the ‘Recent Designs’ section from the Canva homepage. This section usually contains all the projects on which you have worked in the past.

Click on the thumbnail of the design whose spell you want to check and it will open in the Canva editor.

open a recent design
  • Note: If you want to create a new design then click on the ‘Create a Design’ button from the top right corner of the Canva homepage.

2. Spell Check In Canva

After opening up your design in Canva editor, you can start spell-checking in Canva and there are 3 ways to spell-check a text in Canva.

So, let’s have a look at each of them one by one:

a) Activate Chrome Auto Spell Check

You can activate the ‘Spell Check’ feature from Chrome settings.

Click on the ‘3 Dots’ icon from the top right corner of your screen.

And then from the new menu, click on the ‘Settings’ button to open Chrome settings.

click on 3 dots icon

In Chrome settings, search for ‘Spell Check’ from the top search bar. Now scroll down the page to find the ‘Spell Check’ toggle button.

Click on the ‘Spell Check’ toggle button to enable this feature.

enable spell check feature

After enabling the ‘Spell Check’ feature, you will see two options in front of you:

  • Basic Spell check
  • Enhanced Spell check

Click on any one option according to your preference.

Then if you want Google to spell-check languages other than English in the future.

Then under the ‘Use Spell Check For’ section, click on the toggle button of the languages.

Click On A Spell Check Option

After enabling the spell check feature and doing all the necessary adjustments, revert back to your Canva design window and reload the page.

Now, double-click on the misspelled text, and a red line will appear at the bottom of the line indicating that it is wrongly spelled.

Click On Your Text
  • Note: Make sure that your text is not in the upper case.

    Otherwise, the chrome auto spell check feature won’t recognize the word and you won’t be able to see the red line.
Right Click On Your Word

Now while pressing the left button of your mouse, drag the cursor over the wrongly spelled word and then right-click on it to get access to a new suggestion menu.

Click on a correct word suggestion from the new menu and your wrongly spelled text will automatically get corrected.

b) Add Grammarly Extension

Another way to spell check in Canva is to add a Grammarly extension in your Chrome.

Grammarly is one of the best grammar and spelling correcting tools. It checks your content for grammar, punctuation, spelling, and delivery errors and then suggests replacements.

But to enjoy this feature we have to first add Grammarly to your Chrome extension.

To do that, Search for ‘Chrome Web Store’ from your browser.

Then search for ‘Grammarly’ from the search box at the left side of the Chrome Web Store and press the ‘Enter’ key from your keyboard.

search for Grammarly

From the search results, click on the ‘Grammarly: Grammer Checker And AI Writing App’ option.

click on Grammarly option

Now click on the ‘Add To Chrome’ button to add the Grammarly extension to your browser

Then, Chrome will process your request for a few seconds and the Grammarly extension will be added to your extension tab.

click on add to chrome button

To pin your Grammarly extension on the browser, click on the ‘Extensions’ button from the top right corner of your screen.

Now a list of all your extensions will open in front of you, click on the ‘Pin’ icon opposite to the Grammarly extension to pin it on your browser.

pin Grammarly on your browser

Now revert back to your Canva design and then wait for a few minutes for Grammarly to spell-check your content.

After a few minutes, you will notice a ‘Red Line’ under your misspelled text. Drag your cursor over the misspelled text and Grammarly will show you the correct spelling of the selected text.

Click on the correct spelling

Read the correct spellings and then click on it to automatically correct the misspelled text.

corrected text

c) Use Google Docs

If you don’t want to activate Chrome settings or install an extension, then this method can come in Handy.

While pressing the left button of your mouse, drag the cursor over the text on your Canva design that you want to spell check.

To copy your highlighted text, either right-click on the text and then click on the ‘Copy’ button or simply use the keyboard shortcut Ctrl+ C.

copy your text

Now open ‘Google Docs’ on your browser and then paste the earlier copied text on your document.

The keyboard shortcut for pasting text is Ctrl+ V.

open Goggle docs

Now again select your text on your Google document, and click on the ‘Tools’ button from the top of your screen.

Then from the new menu, click on the ‘Spelling And Grammar’ button, and then on the ‘Spelling And Grammer Check’ button.

click on tools button

Now a suggestion menu will open on the right-hand side. Click on the ‘Accept’ button to accept the correction and the misspelled word in front of you will automatically get corrected.

Click On Accept Button

Now copy the corrected word from the Google Docs and revert back to Canva design.

copy the text from Goggle doc

Before pasting the spell-checked text on your Canva design, we have to first delete the wrong one.

Click on the misspelled text and then press the ‘Delete’ key from your keyboard to delete the wrongly spelled text.

delete the misspelled text

Now click on the ‘Text’ button from the left sidebar and then on the ‘Add A Heading’ button. Once you have the text box on your design, press Ctrl + V from your keyboard to paste the spell-checked text.

paste your copied text on Canva

Note: Now you can change the font style, font size, font color, alignment, etc of the spell-checked text from the top toolbar.

After customizing the text, drag it to its respective place on the design.

Drag The Text On Its Position

FAQ- How To Spell Check In Canva

Below are a few frequently asked questions:

Can Grammarly Be Used In Canva?

Yes, you can use Grammarly in Canva. But first, you have to install the Grammarly extension from the ‘Web Chrome Store’ and then ‘Pin’ the Grammarly extension on your browser.

Now revert back to Canva design and click on the ‘Red Line’ under your misspelled text. Then Grammarly will show you the correct spelling of the selected text, click on it to automatically correct the misspelled text.

Is There A Grammar Check In Canva?

No, Canva does not have an inbuilt grammar Checker. But you can still spell check in Canva by activating the ‘Spell Check’ feature from the Chrome settings, installing the ‘Grammarly’ extension on your browser, and using ‘Google Docs’ to rectify your misspelled text.

Before You Leave

And that’s a wrap! I hope this quick tutorial gave you some helpful tips on catching those pesky typos before you publish or print your next Canva design.

As someone who uses Canva almost daily for my graphic design projects, I can’t tell you how many times these spell-checking hacks have saved me from sending out work with embarrassing errors.

Let me know in the comments if these spell-check tricks have been useful for your Canva projects!

I’d love to hear your tips too. And if you found this tutorial helpful, don’t forget to like and share it with your friends.

The more Canva users who know about this time-saving feature the better. Thanks for reading, and happy designing!

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