How to Bold Text in Notion (A Step-by-Step Guide)

The notion is a versatile productivity app with formatting choices to help you effectively organize and present your ideas. One such formatting option is the ability to bold text. Bold text can emphasize key points, headings, or titles, making them stand out from the rest of the text.

Here are five easy ways to bold text in Notion:

Method 1: Use the Keyboard Shortcut

Step 1: Open Notion and Select the Text to Bold

To get started, open Notion and navigate to the page where you want to add bold text. Once you’re there, select the text that you want to make bold. This can be a single word, a phrase, or an entire paragraph. You can accomplish this by clicking and dragging your cursor over the text or double-clicking a single word to select it.

Open Notion and Select the Text to Bold

Step 2: Select the Keyword

The easiest way to bold text in notion is to use the keyboard shortcut.

With the text you want to bold still selected, simply press and hold the “Ctrl” key or the “Cmd” key and then press the “B” key. The selected text should now be bold.

This shortcut is quick and efficient, making it a popular choice for many Notion users.

  • Windows and Linux: Ctrl + B
  • Mac: Command + B

Method 2: Use the Text Formatting Options

You can also use the formatting menu to bold a text. First, choose the text you want to bold, and then click on the “Format” button located in the top menu bar. From the drop down menu that appears, select “Bold” to apply bold formatting to the selected text.

Use the Text Formatting Options

Method 3: To use headings

Step 1: Select the Text to Bold

To use headings to make text bold in notion, select the text you want to format, and then choose a heading level from the “Heading” dropdown menu in the formatting toolbar.

Select the Text to Bold

Step 2: Chose the heading

The heading levels available in Notion are H1, H2, H3, H4, and H5, each with a different font size and weight.

Chose the heading

Method 4: Use “Ask AI”

Step 1: Ask AI

The notion also offers a quick way to format text by using the “Ask AI” command. With the text still selected, click on “Ask AI” dropdown menu in the formatting toolbar

Ask AI to bold text

When you click on the search option “Ask AI”. This search bar allows you to write and search.

click on the search option “Ask AI”

Step 3: Write “bold the text”

Type the line “bold the text” into the search bar and click enter.

Write “bold the text”

Step 4: Select “Replace selection”

Once you press the enter key, a set of options will become visible. Select the “replace selection” option. Then the selected text will change into bold text.

Select “Replace selection”
the selected text will change into bold text

Conclusion

Notion offers several easy and efficient ways to bold text. Whether you prefer keyboard shortcuts or menu options. You can also use headings or the “Ask AI” feature to quickly format your text. Following these step-by-step instructions, you can effectively emphasize critical points, headers, or titles in your Notion documents.

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