How to Create & Insert a Table in Canva

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After you use Canva for a while, you fall into the thinking that everything should be available at the click of a button.

And, when it’s not, we sometimes forget that creating that thing is probably easy in itself, and would actually for more customizability had we only been able to use what was given to us.


Making and inserting a table is one of those things, and really only takes a minute or so depending on how complex you’d like to make it.

Before we get going—do you have any need for Canva Pro? There is a free 30-day trial offer, and with it you can gain access to the background removal tool, huge libraries of elements, one-cick re-sizing, and a ton more.


I also like to mention, if you’re pressed for time (or skills) Fiverr is a great option in terms of having someone else like a freelancer just complete your project for you.

How to Insert a Table in Canva

1. Add a Shape as Your Cell

Simply go to “Elements” and choose a square or rectangle. This will serve as your table cell.

2. Resize the Shape

Now, resize the shape to the cell dimensions you require. I took a square and resized it into a rectangle, but you can easily just grab a rectangle.

3. Copy the Shape

When you have your sized cell, copy and paste it. You do this as many times as you need depending on the number of required columns.

4. Copy the Row

Once you have enough cells for your row, select all of the shapes (the entire row) and copy and paste. Again, do this for as many rows as you need.

5. Create Header Row

Last, don’t forget to create a top header row. This will typically be a different color so that it stands apart from the rest of the table. You can add text in this step, as I have done with the column headings.

Really, that’s it! Video tutorial walkthrough is below, and I’m happy to answer questions and address needs. Good luck!

Are you on Canva Pro, or simply the free version? If Canva is in fact a tool you’re loving, Canva Pro gives you even more reasons for such love, with the ability to magically resize designs, upload custom fonts, and so much more.

Or, just pay $5 or so for someone on Fiverr, or source talent on Upwork to create whatever it is you need for you. I’ve definitely swallowed my pride a few times and just hired a freelancer on Fiverr for quick turnaround, and often receiving something better than I could have done myself.

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