Whether you’ve created a 100+ page design in Canva yourself or purchased an eBook template from a designer, it can be a tedious task to find and replace text in Canva without this incredibly easy hidden feature.
Back in the old days, you would need to use your eyeballs to carefully search through each page of your design to find every instance of a word and manually replace them all. And who knows how many you’d miss in the process.
Well, no more.
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How to find and replace text in Canva — The easy way!
To find text in Canva, simply navigate to File>Find and replace text. From there, type in the word you’d like to replace in the “Find” field and the word you’d like use instead in the “replace with” field. It’s that simple.
If you’re more of a visual learner, watch me find and replace text in Canva in the video below:
Find and replace text Canva keyboard shortcut
The team over at Canva have made this trick so easy to do. If you love Canva keyboard shortcuts as much as I do, you’ll want to remember that you can quickly access the find and replace tool by using the shortcut, CTRL + the letter, “F”.
Yes, you can use the “find and replace” feature in Canva to quickly and easily replace specific words or phrases throughout your design.
Here are the steps to follow:
- Open the Canva design you want to edit.
- Click on the “Text” tab on the left-hand side of the screen to view all the text elements in your design.
- Select the text element that you want to edit.
- Click on the “Find and replace” icon in the top toolbar, which looks like a magnifying glass with a pencil.
- In the “Find” field, enter the word or phrase you want to replace.
- In the “Replace with” field, enter the new word or phrase you want to use.
- Click the “Replace” button to replace the first instance of the word or phrase, or click “Replace all” to replace all instances of the word or phrase throughout the design.
Note that the “find and replace” feature is only available for text elements in your design, and not for other types of elements such as images or shapes.