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Does Canva Have Spell Check? 6 Ways to Check Text While Designing

Does Canva have Spell Check - How to Do Spell Check in Canva

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Canva is an online design tool that you can use to create beautiful visuals.

However, if you write some text in Canva, you need to ensure they are correct. Especially if you’re a small business owner, you know how important it is to make sure that all your content looks professional.

That’s why you must be curious to know if you can correct spelling and grammar on Canva.

In this post, I will answer 2 key questions:

  • Does Canva have spell check?
  • How to spell check on Canva:

In other words, how do you ensure the text you use in your Canva designs is correct?

Related: What is Canva

Does Canva have spell check?

The short answer is no; unfortunately, Canva does not currently have a built-in spell-check feature. You will have to depend on other ways to check your grammar and spelling while using Canva.

How to spell check on Canva

It’s a pity that Canva does not have an integrated tool to check your spelling.

Fortunately, using other tools and ways to check your text while creating your designs is not so complicated.

Here are 6 ways to check spelling in Canva:

  • Use your browser’s spell check.
  • Use online tools like Grammarly for spell-checking.
  • Install browser extensions for spell check.
  • Write and check text in Microsoft Word.
  • Refer to online dictionaries.
  • Conduct a final manual review.

Watch this video or read the step-by-step guide below.

1. Check spelling with your browser

Most web browsers, including Chrome, Firefox, Safari, and Edge, have a spell-check feature.

All you have to do is turn it on, and it will automatically alert you of wrong spellings when using Canva.

Let’s take the example of Google.

Ensure you are signed into your Google account, and then open the browser.

Click on the 3-dot menu on the top-right, and click on Settings.

Set up Canva spell check in Google

Then go to Languages -> Basic Spell Check

How to spell check in Canva with browser

You can choose which languages you want the spell-check prompt for.

This will depend on the languages you have chosen to see content in.

Since I have English, English UK, English US, and French chosen as my preferred languages, I can choose to do spell check in these 3 languages.

Canva spell check with different languages in Chrome

Now, go to Canva and create a design.

Create a Design in Canva

Click on the word you want to check the spelling of. It doesn’t matter whether your text is in a simple or decorative font. The Google spell check works for all fonts.

If there is a thin red line below it, you will know the spelling is wrong, and you will also get a prompt to correct it.

Automatic spell check in Canva with Google

2. Use online spell-check tools

Many online tools, such as Grammarly, can check your spelling and grammar. You can copy and paste your text from Canva into one of these tools to check for errors.

Simply create a free account and use the tool to check spelling and grammar. Enter your Canva text, and Grammarly will point out the errors and fixes.

How to spell check in Canva with Grammarly

3. Use spell-check extensions

You can also use grammar tools like Grammarly as a browser extension.

You have to install Grammarly as an extension first.

Grammarly extension


Then, go to Canva and click on your Extension list.

Find Grammarly, click the 3-dot money, and choose ‘This site can read and change data’ on canva.com.

Give Grammarly permission for Canva spell check


And that’s it!

Now, whenever you use Canva, you will get spell-check suggestions by Canva, just like with Google Chrome.

This is my favorite method as this is the fastest and easiest way to check spelling while creating designs in Canva.

How to spell check in Canva with Grammarly extension

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4. Use Microsoft Word

Instead of copying your Canva text into an online grammar tool, you can also copy and paste your text into MS Word.

It will show you suggestions to fix your spelling or add to the dictionary.

How to spell check in Canva with MS Word

Pro Tip:

It doesn’t really matter whether you want to use Grammarly or MS Word to check the spelling of your Canva text.

I prefer Grammarly, as an online tool is more convenient, especially through an extension.

However, offline tools like MS Word would work perfectly as well.

5. Use an online dictionary

Online dictionaries are convenient to check not just meanings of words, they can be helpful to check spellings as well.

For example, you can go to the Merriam-Webster website, and enter your Canva text for spell check.

It will either show you the meaning of the word or notify you of errors and provide suggestions to fix it.

How to do a Canva spell check with a dictionary

Pro Tip:

Remember that a dictionary can help you to check your spelling only, not the sentence structure or grammar.

6. Manual check

You can spell check in Canva with all the above tools if you want to ensure that your text is written correctly.

But of course, if you have a copywriter responsible for your written content, you won’t need any of the above tools.

Even if you don’t have a copywriter, simply ask a colleague or friend native in that language to check your text quickly.

And that’s it!

Those are the 5 ways to do spell check for all your Canva designs.

My go-to tool for checking text and spelling is Grammarly and Google Chrome. What’s yours?

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