You might want to change the font as you start writing your content to make the piece more eye-catching or to match your overall branding. Here’s how to change the font in Notion.
We will guide you through Notion’s not-so-diverse but quite effective font customization settings in this article. We’ll show you how to change font type, size, color, and more.
How to Change Font in Notion
You shouldn’t get your hopes up too high if you expect to play with fonts in Notion. Only three fonts are built-in. Others offer hundreds of fonts in their word processor software, which may be a drawback to some users. There is no doubt that Notion developers gave more importance to other features related to the content structure than to the fonts it offers.
With three font types to choose from, you’ll spend less time searching for the “perfect” one. Any person’s taste will be satisfied with the options available. Notion describes each font as follows:
- Workhorse sans-serif font by default
- Publication-friendly serifs
- The mono font is good for drafting and taking notes
Here’s how to change the font in Notion:
- You will need to open the page you wish to change the font on.
- In the top right corner, click the page menu. The three horizontal dots are it.
- Three options will appear: Default, Serif, and Mono. You can choose the font you like best, and it will automatically change.
How to Change the Default Font in Notion
Chances are you’ll miss Word’s diverse font customization settings if you’re used to using it as your primary word processor. There are no limits to how you can play with default settings.
Notion doesn’t allow you to change the default font. By clicking on the page menu (three horizontal dots in the top right-hand corner), you can change the font to Sans-Serif Workhorse. Notion’s developers are working on a few things related to changing the app’s default settings, which is good news.
How to Change Font Size in Notion
During the creation process, you might find it useful to change the size of a specific line or text part. For now, Notion only allows you to shrink your text. You can use this if you want to fit more content on one page or if you want to make your content smaller.
- To change the font size of a page, open its menu. Click on the three horizontal dots in the top right corner of the page to open the menu.
- Switch on the toggle button for Small text.
- Your page’s text will now automatically shrink.
How to Batch Change Font in Notion
If you’re wondering how to change the font for a Notion page as a whole, you’re in luck. You can only change the font for the whole batch in Notion this way.
- Choose the page you wish to change the font on and click its menu (three horizontal dots in the upper right corner).
- Choose from three available fonts: Default, Serif, or Mono.
How to Enlarge Fonts in Notion
Notion does not yet allow enlarging fonts. You can check whether the toggle for Small text is enabled. Your text will return to its default, bigger size if you disable it.
- Go to the page menu (three horizontal dots in the upper right-hand corner) and turn off the toggle button next to Small text. The color should be gray, not blue.
How to Change the Font Color in Notion
Though Notion doesn’t have a lot to offer in terms of fonts, it makes up for this with its wide range of text colors. With Notion, you can highlight or change the color of the text.
If you want to change the font color of a specific line in Notion, follow these steps:
- Change the font color of the text you selected. A single word, a sentence, or even an entire page can be selected.
- You will see a text editor menu right above the selected text. Click on the A option from the menu. A dropdown menu will appear with two sections: Color and Background.
- Choose any color from the Color section to change the font color.
- Pick a color from the “Background” section to highlight the text.
Your font will automatically change to the selected color once you click on a specific option.
Here’s the simplest way to start writing a new text line with a specific color:
- Insert a slash (/) followed by the color you want for your font. You could, for example, write /blue if you wish to write in blue.
- You can now hit “Enter” on your keyboard. The color of your font has now changed.
How to Change Font Style in Notion
With Notion, you can easily make your text bold, italic, or apply other basic word processing techniques. In Notion, you can change the font style by using the following shortcuts:
- To make bold, press Control + B for Windows or Command + B for Mac
- Use Control + i for Windows or Command + i for Mac to italicize.
- For Windows, press Control + U, for Mac, press Command + U.
- Using Control + Shift + S on Windows or Command + Shift + S on Mac, you can strikethrough.
- You can display code in-line by pressing Control + e on a Windows computer or Command + e on a Mac computer.
- For Windows, press Control + Shift + M, and for Mac, press Control + Shift + M.
- You can mention a page by using the following format: @[page name]
It is currently not possible to change the text size of your Notion on mobile devices. This can only be done on a desktop or a web browser.
On mobile devices, Notion allows you to change font color. The standard toolbar of your page includes options for starting a new line with a specific color or highlighting text. Select your favorite color by tapping “Color”.
Customizing Font in Notion
In this article, you’ll learn that one of (the very few) drawbacks of Notion is its font customization settings. Even though the app offers three fonts, we understand why some users keep asking for more. With its incredible content management capabilities, the app certainly makes up for the lack of font options.
Is Notion’s default font easy to read for you? When you work on different tasks, do you change fonts? Comment below with your experience.