How To Make A Lined Journal In Canva

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The best way to do go about making a lined journal is to add your lines manually. Doing it this way gives you control over the line type (straight, dots, dashes), line weight (thickness), and color. And with a quick tip that we will share you can do this in seconds.


How To Make A Lined Page In Canva

Find the line icon in the “Elements” tab or use the keyboard short code “L” for line.

Drag and align the line to whatever size and type you want. Choose the line weight if you need the line to be thicker or thinner.

Then highlight the line and select “Copy”.

Next press the keyboard short code for paste “ctrl” + “v”. Drag, Drop, and Place this new line.

Tip: Instead of doing this line by line, create a highlight box over the two lines.  Left click and select “Copy”.

Then press “ctrl” + “v” to paste.

Drag, Drop, and Place the two new lines.

Now create a highlight box over the four lines. Left click and select “Copy”.

Then press “ctrl” + “v” to paste.

Do this repeatedly until your page is full of lines.


There is another way that I hesitate to mention, because you cannot edit it in any way. But for simplicity, and a complete article, we will show you.

Go to the “Backgrounds” tab and type in “lined”. You will see a background with lines. It is by default a cream color. Select the background and it will immediately populate as a lined background for the page. You can change the color to white or whatever color you wish.

That is all folks! Two easy ways to make a lined page.


How To Make A Lined Journal In Canva

To make it a journal, just “Duplicate” the page by clicking the double paper icon just above your template.

Canva allows up to 100 pages. If you need more than that head over to ILovePDF.com and “Merge PDFs” until you have the required number of pages. Then upload to KDP along with your cover.

Now I think it is a good time to answer the following question.


How many pages should a low content book have?

The answer to this question really depends on the type of low content book but on average, you are looking at 120-130 pages.

Tip: In this case I would make a 20 or 30 page PDF, then 100 page PDF, and merge the two with ILovePDF.com.


Final Words

Working with Canva gets esier and easeir so keep trying out new things. We use it to make our own pins, instagram posts, interior, and covers for KDP. The free plan is perfectly fine for a awhile but eventually do yourself a flavor and  go Pro.

DO you have another way to make a lined journal? Leave a reply below in the comments.


Other KDP articles

What Are KDP Books? (Frequently Asked Questions)

How Do I Submit A Book To Amazon? (Submitting A Paperback Book)

How To Design A KDP Paperback Book Cover On Canva

10 thoughts on “How To Make A Lined Journal In Canva”

  1. What you’ve shown is very helpful! I often like to go with the older style, classic looks. One of my favorites is the appearance of an old notebook I used to scribble in during my days of school.

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  2. Hello and thank you so much for the guide, I myself like to use canva because it is a great tool and can help you with projects in so many ways. Thank you so much for the insight I believe that canva is the best tool for this type of work.

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  3. I have been using Canva for a while now, but I didn’t know that you could write an ebook on it, which gives me a good idea to leverage Canva. I love your tips to make a lined journal and choose the background with white color, and I can’t wait to try it myself after reading your article. Thanks for sharing today. 🙂

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  4. Canva is undoubtedly one of the best tools in my arsenal. So convenient, complex, and yet simple to use, it truly is a no-brainer.

    Thanks for the quick tutorial; you’ve helped a lot!

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  5. Thanks for another in-depth lesson with step-by-step instructions on how to get it done. I appreciate the thoroughness of your articles as it makes them easy to apply. Canva is a valuable tool that I enjoy using and thanks for increasing my effectiveness with it. All the Best.

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