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How to insert a font into Canva


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How to upload a font into Canva

Do you have a font that you love and want to upload it to Canva but don't know where to start? With a growing number of teachers using Canva in their classrooms and so many different state and territory Teacher fonts getting around. One thing I adore about Canva is that you can upload your own fonts into Canva, in just a few simple steps.

Now of course this post isn't just for Teachers, it is for absolutely anyone wanting to know how to insert or upload their own font into Canva.

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Alright, let's get stuck into it!

1. Open the template

How to upload a font into Canva

This step is probably the most simple! All you have to do is; open up the Canva template that you want to use or if it is an already created a template then you can open that. Or you can go to create a design and just open up a blank template using the 'Create a design' button.

2. Click the text tab in the Canva side menu

How to upload a font into Canva

Now, click on the text tab on the far left menu. It's going to be a black in colour and the text tab grey when you click on it. It will then open up your brand texts and also give you other options for matching texts too.

3. Add a text

How to upload a font into Canva

Next, you need to add text to your template. At this point, it does not matter which text you choose, because you're going to change it later into the font that you are inserting or uploading anyway, so you can choose any text you see. Even the first one you see is fine.

4. Click the 'Font' tab

How to upload a font into Canva

With this one, you just have to make sure that the text box that you just inserted is selected. You will know it is selected because it will have a purple box around it. Once you've done that, then head up to the white top menu bar and next to where you can see the font size buttons (where you can change the font size) on the left of that button, you can see the font name that your text is using. This button also acts as a drop-down menu. From here all you need to do is click that drop-down menu just like in the picture above and it will drop down with a larger menu that has a selection of all of the fonts that are already installed into Canva for you to use.

5. Click 'Upload a font'

How to upload a font into Canva

From here, you are going to move your mouse (not scroll, just move) all the way down to the bottom of this fonts menu and once you're at the bottom you are going to see that there is a button that says 'upload a font' (just like in the picture). You are going to click that button and then once you click it a file is going to open Canva will give you a chance to search through and to find the font that you have saved.

6. Select your font

How to upload a font into Canva

Now you get to find your font and select it. You will need to go to the place where you have saved your font to be able to insert your font.

7. Click 'Open'

How to upload a font into Canva

Once you have found your font, then it's time to select the font and then click open. Canva is going to ask your permission to use this font and once you have said that it's okay for it to use, then Canva is going to automatically upload that font into the menu that you saw before, ready for you to use.

The great part about this is, that this particular font is not going to be stuck into this template alone. Canva will automatically save this font to your fonts menu, crossing it over into all of the other templates whenever you open a new one. Making it super simple for you to access at any time, you don't need to keep uploading it each time you have a new template.

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Thank you & comment

If you have enjoyed this blog post and found it to be helpful then please share it with a friend who might also find it helpful too.

I would love to hear in the comments about what fonts you have been uploading and using in your Canva templates?

Thank you so much for spending your time with me today, I know how valuable it is so it really does mean the world that you've chosen to spend it with me.


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