Create your first page

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Every page you create in Notion is a fresh canvas where you can add whatever content you want. Follow these steps to create your first one 📄


Add a page

Hover over your sidebar and you'll see several + buttons appear. Click any of them.

  • Or, at the bottom of your sidebar, click + New page.

  • Or, use the shortcut cmd/ctrlN.

A brand new page will pop up with options to view templates or pick a type of page to build.

  • For now, give your page a title and press enter, which will give you a fresh, empty page.

Start writing

Begin typing whatever you want. You'll notice other features fade away, leaving you with your thoughts.

Highlight any text to bring up a menu of options and tools. From here, you'll be able to add a hyperlink or comment, or style your text in bold, italics, underlines, etc.

Try a slash command

The / command will quickly become your best friend in Notion.

  • Typing / brings up a comprehensive menu of block types - all of your content options. Experiment with different block types - you'll find your own personal favorite combinations!

  • Add any type of block by typing / and scrolling to the one you want or typing its name. For instance, /h1 creates a large heading, and /todo creates a checkbox.


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