ChatGPT is a tool that helps you create large amounts of text content. Especially useful for social media posts with public quotes and snippets. In this tutorial, we’ll take a look at how Canva’s bulk authoring app works, along with ChatGPT. Once you realize you can create months’ worth of content in just minutes, you’ll never look back.
This is a very simple process that you will want to do again and again.
1. Write a prompt in ChatGPT
If you’re struggling to come up with content ideas, ChatGPT will save your brain power and give you all the content. If you don’t know how chatbots work, check out our guide on how to use ChatGPT. Sign up on the OpenAI website to create a free account. During periods of high demand, it may take longer to create an account or receive chatbot results.
On the ChatGPT chatbot page, write your prompt. Chatbots are great for matching information that is otherwise unobtainable, hard-to-find, or too time-consuming to research and generate on your own. Here are some helpful quick ideas:
- Write 15 facts about house pets.
- Write 20 quotes on graphic design, excluding product design.
- Write 10 famous lyrics and artist names from R&B songs.
- Funny Tina Belcher quote from Bob’s Burgers.
When ChatGPT generates prompts, read them. One problem with using ChatGPT is that it occasionally generates inaccurate information. If you’re creating content to inform people, you need to make sure it’s correct.
2. Copy the text into a spreadsheet
If you have a programmer’s brain, you can use the GPT for Sheets and Docs extension or copy and paste the content into any spreadsheet program like Microsoft Excel or Google Sheets. Then open a blank page.
Highlight all the text from ChatGPT and copy it using command + Ha Mac or Control + Ⅴ on Windows.Go back to your spreadsheet and select the box A2. Leave the top row empty for now. We will add labels later.
Paste the content into A2 using command + Ⅴ Mac or Control + Ⅴ on Windows. Each line of text is entered on a new line, even though only one box is selected.
3. Organize your content
First, spread column A to the right. Place the cursor over the connecting edge of A and B until the cursor changes to an arrow, then click and drag the A column until the content edge fits within the column width.
If the generated content has attribution labels, such as a quote with the speaker’s name or a song with the artist’s name, remove the attribution from the end of the quote and type or paste it into column B. Resize the columns as needed.
You can add more elements if you want, but most social media posts don’t want to be overloaded with information.
4. Label the columns
Next, place the label on the first row. This will allow Canva to later link the values in your spreadsheet to your bulk authoring system.
label A1 Use ‘quote’ or whatever type of content is there (‘song’, ‘passage’, ‘testimonial’, etc.).of B1— and subsequent columns — labeled with the content type and make sure the labels are different. We use “ATTRIBUTION” here, but you can use “CREDIT”, “CUSTOMER”, “ARTIST”, or whatever is appropriate for your content.
5. Save sheet as CSV file
CSV stands for Comma-Separated Values and stores content in structured tables so that it can be input to other programs.
Saving may behave differently depending on the spreadsheet software you are using. If you’re using Google Sheets, File > download > Comma Separated Values (.csv).
For Microsoft Excel, File > save as,[ファイル形式]select with CSV UTF-8 (comma delimited) (.csv). However, this may vary depending on the version of Microsoft Office you are running.
6. Create a design in Canva
Go to Canva and select the size of your bulk design. Whether you use a ready-made template or design from a blank page, make sure your design isn’t overcrowded and has enough space for your text.
If you’ve already created and published Canva templates, you can choose one of them, or if you’re designing from scratch, you can use Canva’s Brand Kit feature to incorporate your branding into your designs. Both of these features require a Canva Pro subscription or free trial.
Add elements to the edges of your design, leaving enough white space for your text. You can add logos, images, backgrounds, or decorative patterns.
7. Add text placeholders
choose sentence Use the tool to write the label placeholders. Place it where you want the text on your design. Don’t forget to allow room for different lengths of content.
Choose a font for the quoted text and another font for the attribution text. Set general font sizes and colors, but you may need to change these after the design is generated.
If you need different designs for the same content, you can create multiple template designs here.select add page Click to add a new design.
8. Bulk content creation
select app From Canva’s left menu, enter ‘Bulk create’ in the search bar.choose Bulk create app.
select Upload CSV Find and open the saved CSV file. Canva identifies two sections of content, in this case one for citation content and another for attribution content.
Select the citation placeholder text and right-click > Connect your data > [QUOTES]This will populate Canva with the label in curly braces. Repeat this for the second content set and any other content you want to add.select Continue.
A list of all applicable content appears, with checkboxes next to each item. To remove a text item, uncheck the box next to it.If you are happy with everything, leave all checked and select page generationMake sure you don’t have a pop-up blocker turned on as the design will open in a new tab.
9. Design review and editing
After generation, your design will appear on its own page in a new tab. Scroll to see all. If batch creation is applied to multiple designs, a separate design will be created for each set of text.
Now comes the most annoying part of bulk creation. Review and edit each design. Each of these was created with the same parameters, but some text may not fit properly or look aesthetically pleasing. Resize or move the text to fit each design.
At this point, you can also highlight individual words with a special color, bold or italic, or change the font for specific words or phrases.
10. Save Batch Created Designs
Once you are happy with how everything looks, save your design.go to share > download Choose the format that best suits your design. We recommend PNG for best quality, but for some social media applications he may not accept PNG or another format may be better for your design.
Add tons of content to social media scheduling apps like Hootsuite and Later to save even more time and post regularly. Bulk designs are great for similar types of weekly or monthly posts, such as Monday motivational or monthly calendar posts.
Create content in bulk with Canva and ChatGPT
Whether you use ChatGPT, another AI chatbot, or manually generate handwritten content, you can’t miss Canva’s bulk authoring feature. Quickly and easily create months’ worth of designs for social media and other uses. Canva’s easy system eliminates the complexity found in other software, saving you time and energy in mass production.