Working with canvases

Divide your folio into columns, stack modules and have more control of the layout with a blank canvas.

The Blank Canvas. It’s in the name. A blank canvas is a tool that you can use in any folio to commit your vision to a blank page. The blank canvas is the most flexible canvas we have. You can divide your folio into columns and stack different modules in the canvas.


There are two ways to add a canvas to your folio:

  • Select the ‘Add +’ icon at the top left of your edit screen. Adding a canvas from here will place the canvas at the bottom of your folio. The blank canvas is the first block you’ll see on the module pop-up.
  • Canvases can also be added to individual sections of your folio via the ‘+’ icon on the floating menu on the right of each section. This will add the new canvas at the bottom of that section.

Here are some things you can do with canvases:

Along with the blank canvas, you can utilize the User PersonaBusiness Model Canvas, or Lean Canvas to incorporate your favorite features from those folios into any folio you’re creating. Switch to the “more” tab at the top of the “Add” pop-up to add specialty canvases to your folio.

Working with canvases

Learn more about working with modules here and using sections to divide your folios into slides.

Here are more help articles to learn about working with folios:

Or check out these articles to learn more about getting started in Xtensio:

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For Free accounts, Xtensio’s logo appears on exports, as well as publicly shared links to your work (footer, canvases, preview mode, presentation mode…) On Paid accounts, the Xtensio logo is removed from your folios.

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