The Most Asked Questions in Notion, Answered! | Scribe

    The Most Asked Questions in Notion, Answered!

      Organize your team and improve productivity with Notion. We used Scribe to turn basic Notion workflows into step-by-step guides. 💪

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      Getting started with Notion

      Sign up for the free personal plan or a free trial of the team plan. Notion just asks for your email address and doesn’t need your credit card details. 

      After signing up, you can start using Notion in your browser or download the Notion desktop app. You can get Notion for Windows or Mac. 

      How to create a page in Notion

      When you sign into Notion for the first time, you’ll be redirected to your workspace. That's where you organize everything project-related and can create pages to share knowledge, collaborate with your team or manage tasks. 

      A Notion page looks just like a webpage. You can customize it by adding content blocks or database items like:

      • Text.

      • Image.

      • Table.

      • List.

      • Calendar. 

      How To Create a Page in Notion

      How to use Notion templates

      When you create a page, you can choose a template from Notion’s extensive template gallery. 🤓

      You’ll find a wide range of templates in the gallery, including:

      • Project management.

      • Job boards.

      • Meeting notes.

      • Asset management.

      • Task management.

      How To Use Notion Templates

      How to make columns in Notion 

      1. Add a content block to the Notion page.

      2. Click on the block and drag it to the left or right.

      3. When a blue vertical bar appears on the screen, drop the block.

      4. The block will now appear in the new column.

        How To Make Columns in Notion

      How to embed Google Calendar in a Notion page

      Notion lets you embed other apps like Google Sheets or Google Calendar in a page. Embedding a Google calendar in a Notion page ensures your team doesn't miss important events or meetings.

      You need to make the calendar public to embed it on your Notion page. This Scribe shows you how to do that. 

      How To Embed Google Calendar in a Notion Page

      How to change fonts in Notion

      Notion offers three standard fonts to format the text on your page. While two pages can have different fonts, you can only have one font on a page. While it seems like a limitation, it may make your design decisions easier. 

      Changing fonts is very simple. This Scribe will show you how to do it. 

      How To Change Fonts in Notion

      How to change text color and background color in Notion

      Notion helps you make your pages attractive by changing a content block’s text and background color. By changing the text and background color, you can highlight important information. 

      Here’s how you change a content block’s text and background color. 

      How To Change Text Color and Background Color

      Get your team started with Notion!

      Notion is a GREAT productivity app for managing your personal and professional tasks. You can also use it to manage your teams. Try using Notion to:

      • Share roadmaps.

      • Track milestones.

      • Manage tasks.

      • Share calendars.

      • Collaborate on designs.

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