How Do I Make Columns in Canva?

Columns are an essential design element in any presentation. Whether you’re designing a flyer, brochure, newsletter or even a social media post, having your content organized into columns will make it easier to read and more visually appealing.

Canva is a popular online graphic design platform that makes it easy to create professional-looking designs without needing any prior experience. Fortunately, Canva also allows users to easily create and format columns for their designs.

Creating columns in Canva is simple and straightforward. To begin, open the Canva editor and select the design you’d like to work on.

You can then click the “+” icon at the top of the page to add a new text box. This text box can then be formatted into columns with just a few clicks. After adding the text box, click on it and look for the “Columns” icon in the right-hand sidebar.

Once you’ve clicked on this icon, you can choose how many columns you want your text divided into, as well as how wide each column should be. Once you’ve chosen your settings, click “OK” and your text will be divided into those columns automatically.

In addition to creating columns with text boxes, you can also divide other elements in your design into columns such as images or shapes. Click on any element you’d like to divide into columns and look for the “Columns” icon in the right-hand sidebar.

Once you’ve clicked on this icon, choose how many columns you’d like that element divided into and click “OK”. The element will be instantly divided into those number of columns.


Creating columns in Canva is easy and straightforward. All users need to do is add a text box or select an existing element they would like divided into multiple sections and choose how many sections they would like it divided into using the “Columns” feature in the right-hand sidebar.