If there ever was a wiki-like page to boost your team’s productivity and knock similar apps straight out of the park, it’s Notion. This page-based platform is the peak of online collaboration. Without pages, however, this app isn’t much – they represent the essence of Notion. Knowing how to add and navigate your way around a page is essential here. Here’s how to add a page in Notion and some other important tips for page creation.
Creating the First Page
Every Notion workspace starts with a page. You’ll create many more pages and add many links, subpages, etc. But it all begins with the first page. When you first create a workspace, you’ll immediately start learning. Whether you’re using the browser version of the platform or prefer it on desktop, once you enter the world of Notion, you’re in Notion all the way.
Adding a new page is so simple and straightforward that you may have already done it on your own. Navigate to the bottom-left corner of Notion and you’ll see + New page. You guessed it. This is what you need to click in order to add a new page.
Name it, set it up, and voila! You’ve learned how to add a page in Notion. However, there’s much more to the setup process than you may think.
Setting Up the Page
Adding a page isn’t something that requires a lot of explanation. However, doing this won’t mean much, unless you know what you’re doing. When adding a page, the first thing you need to do is decide where you want to put it. In the upper part of the screen, you’ll see the Add to option. Click here and the page will be placed in the location that you select, automatically. You’ll be able to see it in the master menu in the left margin.
Then, you get a few template choices to choose from. First, you can choose Empty with icon. This will create a page with a pre-selected icon. Of course, you can change the icon later. If you choose Empty, a completely blank page will be created for you to work on.
Next, you have the Templates option, which will present you with a number of predetermined templates for pages. For instance, instead of having to create a roadmap from scratch, select the roadmap template and work from there. There’s a wide variety of template options that you should definitely check out – from Class Notes to Brand Assets, the list of page templates is quite extensive.
Finally, you have the Import option, which allows you to import tables, HTML documents, as well as various other third-party app documents that Notion is associated with. This is very important if you’re using some of these third-party options, as it will allow you to keep your entire online workspace in one place.
You’re probably well-aware of the fact that Notion is based on subpages, just as much as it’s built on pages. Subpages add more sense to your Notion workspace as a whole – it’s the content that you’re going to see in the left-hand part of the screen.
There are three main ways to add a subpage. The quickest way is to navigate to the left side of the screen and hover over the page or subpage that you want to add a subpage to. You’ll see a + icon appear. Click it, and you’ll be prompted to add a subpage in the location that you’ve chosen.
- Another way to do it would be navigating to the + New page. Then, click the Add to option. Now, subpages aren’t listed here, by default. However, if you use the search box tool, you can find your desired parent page and have the subpage added under it.
- If you’re working on a page at the moment you want to add a subpage, there’s another easy way to do it. Type “/page” and select Page from the menu that appears and a blank subpage will be created automatically.
- Once you’ve created a subpage, you can move on to formatting it just like you would a regular page.
Other Notion Page Tips
Now that you’ve learned how to add pages and subpages, let’s get you started with adding other items to your pages. Notion works with images, text, calendars, boards, tables, galleries, code blocks, Excel files, CSV files, Google Docs, Google Maps, and many other apps and features.
Adding text to Notion is as straightforward as, well, just typing. To add a heading, type “/heading” and select the desired heading from the list. This isn’t the only way to add headings, but it definitely speeds things up while on the fly.
The same goes for to-do lists. Just type “/todo” and select the To-do list entry from the drop-down menu. You can do this for bulleted lists, numbered lists, links to pages, and many other functions. You’re encouraged to experiment with different commands as soon as you get started with Notion. You’ll find that it’s quite easy to use once you get used to it.
Adding Pages in Notion
Adding pages and subpages is pretty much the same process in Notion. Although it’s all simple and straightforward, it leaves you with a whole lot of space and possibilities. This can be a bit frightening for a beginner, so start by experimenting and working those pages. In no-time, you’ll become adept at page mastery in Notion. Have you tried all the cool options that Notion offers? Have you managed to remember all the commands and shortcuts? How do you use Notion? Let us know in the comments section below and feel free to discuss anything Notion-related.