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How to Spell Check in Canva — 3 Clever Ways

How to Spell Check in Canva — 3 Clever Ways

Wow! How’d you do that incredible infographic in Canva without any typos? 

Does Canva now feature an automatic spell checker for its spelling-conscious users to enjoy?

Well, if you’re determined to bring your A-game on text-heavy designs like when creating e-books in Canva, better keep reading.

 

How to Spell Check in Canva

Unfortunately, Canva doesn’t have a spell check feature incorporated in the tool yet. But, you can activate the spell check feature in Google Chrome’s settings, add Grammarly as a Chrome extension, or run your text in a word processing program first to make sure it is error-free.

 

Spell Checking in Canva: Clever Hacks You Should Know

If you’ve been paying attention earlier, you’ll now know that Canva doesn’t currently have a spell check feature.

But, don’t you sulk over there. Canva is such a great tool that you can’t let this lack of a spell checker turn you off from using it (but would be good if the team will add this soon!).

So, let’s learn these 3 fantastic workaround methods to incorporate some semblance of a spell checker in Canva.

 

Spell Checker Hack #1: Chrome Settings Activation

Note: There’s no need to exit Canva or open up a new tab on your browser to activate the settings option.

Step 1: On the upper-right of your current page, tap the three-vertical dot icon.

How to Spell Check on Canva Chrome Settings Activation Step 1

Step 2: In the dropdown menu that appears, click the Settings option. You’ll then be redirected to Google’s Settings Page.

How to Spell Check on Canva Chrome Settings Activation Step 2

Step 3: On the search bar found at the top of the Settings page, encode “Spell” or “Spellchecker.” 

How to Spell Check on Canva Chrome Settings Activation Step 3

Google Settings will then bring up the Languages section.

Step 4: In the Languages section, you’ll then find the Spell check feature. Click the toggle button on its right side to turn this feature on.

How to Spell Check on Canva Chrome Settings Activation Step 4

Step 5: Once you’ve switched the Spell Check feature on, you can tick either the Basic spell check or Enhanced spell check feature. 

How to Spell Check on Canva Chrome Settings Activation Step 5.1

You can also add languages other than English for Google Chrome’s spell checker to examine later on.

How to Spell Check on Canva Chrome Settings Activation Step 5.2

Step 6: After enabling the spell checker on your Google Chrome settings, go back to your Canva design and double-click the particular word.

How to Spell Check on Canva Chrome Settings Activation Step 6

Easy, right? Wait just yet, as the next hack’s going to make spell-checking breezier for you.

 

Spell Checker Hack #2: Adding Grammarly Chrome Extension

Ever heard of Grammarly? 

Well, if you haven’t yet, Grammarly’s an AI that corrects not only the spelling of words but also gives insights into your text’s grammar and ways to improve it.

But, for you to enjoy Grammarly’s features on your Canva designs, you need to install it as a browser extension first with these steps:

Step 1: On your Chrome browser, open the Chrome Web Store.

How to Spell Check on Canva Grammarly Chrome Extension Step 1

Step 2: In the search bar found at the upper left corner of the page, encode “Grammarly.”

How to Spell Check on Canva Grammarly Chrome Extension Step 2.1

Chrome Store will then pull up the search results. Just click the “Grammarly for Chrome” option.

How to Spell Check on Canva Grammarly Chrome Extension Step 2.2

Step 3: On the page you’ll be redirected, head to the blue Add to Chrome button on the right side and tap it.

How to Spell Check on Canva Grammarly Chrome Extension Step 3.1

Wait for Chrome to add the Grammarly extension to your browser. Once it’s added, you’ll see the Grammarly icon in your extensions tab.

How to Spell Check on Canva Grammarly Chrome Extension Step 3.2

Step 4: Head back to the Canva design you’re working on and wait for a couple of minutes for a pop-up message from Grammarly to appear.

And, just like that, you can now select the word you want to spell check and Grammarly will automatically highlight any misspelled words on the text of your Canva design.

How to Spell Check on Canva Grammarly Chrome Extension Step 4

Cool, right? If you go with this option, you’ll never have to exit Canva again just to have your text checked out for any misspelled words.

Yet, if the first 2 options aren’t your bet, then read the next hack below.

 

Spell Checker Hack #3: Checking for Spelling Errors using Word Processing Programs

Step 1: On the Canva design you’re currently working on, highlight the text you want to spell check by dragging the cursor over it.

How to Spell Check on Canva Word Processing Programs Step 1

Either right-click and tap the Copy option or press Ctrl+C simultaneously to copy the text.

Step 2: After copying the text, head to the word processing program you have (Google Docs or Microsoft Word).

How to Spell Check on Canva Word Processing Programs Step 2

Step 3: Click on the current page showing on your word processing program and paste the copied text by pressing Ctrl+V simultaneously.

How to Spell Check on Canva Word Processing Programs Step 3.1

Right-clicking on the blank word document and tapping the Paste option is also another way to do this step.

How to Spell Check on Canva Word Processing Programs Step 3.2

Step 4: Once you’ve successfully pasted the text, head to the Tools option in the menu bar and select Spelling and Grammar. Then, tap Spelling and grammar check for Google Docs to highlight any misspelled words.

How to Spell Check on Canva Word Processing Programs Step 4

Step 5: After thoroughly spell-checking that text, just highlight it again, copy it, and head back to Canva to paste the text’s newly-corrected form.

How to Spell Check on Canva Word Processing Programs Step 5

Though this hack’s quite lengthy, it works for those who don’t have plans of installing browser extensions or simply aren’t techy enough to do so.

But, whatever hack you opt to use, just proceed with it and make your text on Canva grammatically error-free.

 

Frequently Asked Questions about How to Spell Check on Canva

 

Can Canva also check the grammar of the text you added to your design?

Same with the spell checker, Canva doesn’t feature a grammar checker yet. But, you can take advantage of Grammarly’s browser extension to check any text on your Canva design for grammatical errors.

 

How do you do a Google Docs spell check?

First, you’ll need to activate its Spelling and Grammar checker. Head over to the Tools option on the menu bar and tap Spelling and Grammar. Tick the Show spelling/Show grammar suggestions options to activate them.

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