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Does Canva Have Measurements?

Last updated on December 14, 2022 @ 7:19 am

Canva is a great tool for creating designs and graphics. But does it have measurements?

The answer is yes and no. Canva does have some measurement tools that lets you measure and evenly align your design elements, but they don’t allow you to use layout grids as you design. For more precise measurements, you will need to use another program.

PRO TIP: Canva does have measurement tools but with limited features. Use another program for more accurate measurements.

Canva’s measurement tools include the “Ruler” and the “Position settings”.

1. Ruler

To use the ruler, first, select the element that you would like to adjust in position or size.

In changing the position, click and drag the element and it will automatically show you its alignment and distance with the other elements.

NOTE: The unit of measurement shown in this article is in pixels.

On the other hand, to change the size of your element, just click and drag on the pill handles. The current width and height measurements of the element will be shown while resizing.

2. Position Settings

If you would like to easily align a group of elements in your design, then you can use the Position settings. To do this, first, select the group of elements that you would like to evenly align, then click on the “Position” button at the top menu.

From there, choose from the options how you would like to arrange the position of your elements. If you want to simply arrange the overall spacing between them, choose the “Tidy up” option.

NOTE: You can also use the keyboard shortcut “Alt+Shift+T” for the “Tidy up” feature.

Now your elements are all in place!


Canva’s measurement tools may have limited features but it lets you do the job on point!

Morgan Bash

Morgan Bash

Technology enthusiast and Co-Founder of Women Coders SF.