How to Underline Text in Notion (2024)

To emphasize words, you can make them pop out by underlining them. It’s incredibly easy on word-processing tools, but how will you underline text in Notion?

The good news is the two methods described below are incredibly easy whether you’re on your phone or PC.

How to Underline Text in Notion (Web Version)

Granting that you opened a text file, choose either of the methods below to underline the text.

Method 1: Using Keyboard Shortcuts to Underline Text in Notion

1. Highlight the text you want to underline.

Underline Text in Notion With Keyboard Shortcuts (Web Version) Step 1

Simply drag the cursor across the part of the text until it is highlighted in blue.

2. Press “Ctrl + U” (Windows) or “Cmd + U” (Mac).

Underline Text in Notion With Keyboard Shortcuts (Web Version) Step 2

These are the very same keyboard shortcuts used for underlining text on other word-processing tools. 

You should now see the highlighted text has a line under it.

Method 2: Clicking “Underline” on the Text Formatting Window in Notion

This second method of underlining text is considered the longer method of the two. 

Once you have opened a new or an existing text file on Notion, proceed with the steps below.

1. Highlight the text you’ll underline.

Click Underline on Text Formatting Window of Notion (Web Version) Step 1

This move selects the text for highlighting. Again, you only have to drag the cursor across the said text to make it highlighted in blue.

2. Click “Underline” on the “Text Formatting Window.”

Click Underline on Text Formatting Window in Notion (Web Version) Step 2

This “Text Formatting Window” is the menu that appears after selecting the text to underline. 

You won’t miss the “Underline” icon as it appears as a capital letter “U” with a line under it after the “Bold” and “Italic” icons.

Once you click “Underline,” the text selected should be underlined.

How to Underline Text in Notion Mobile (Android/iPhone)

Underlining text in Notion mobile is as straightforward as when you’re working on the app’s web version. It’s just the screen size that differs.

Whether you’re using an iPhone or an Android device, the steps for underlining text in Notion mobile are the same.

After launching the app and opening a text file (new or existing), follow the steps below.

1. Tap once before the text you want to underline.

Underline Text in Notion Mobile Step 1

This move will make the blinking cursor appear before the first letter of the words you’ll underline later.

2. Choose “Select.”

Underline Text in Notion Mobile Step 2

You will then see handlebars appear on either side of the text selected. 

3. Highlight the text to be underlined.

Underline Text in Notion Mobile Step 3

Tap and drag any one of the handlebars to the part of the text you want to highlight.

4. Press “Underline.”

Underline Text in Notion Mobile Step 4

You’ll find the “Text Formatting Window” as a bottom menu instead (above your onscreen keyboard).

Tap the said icon (after “Bold” and “Italic), and you’ll see the selected words become underlined.

How to Remove an Underline from Text in Notion

Reversing the process of underlining text in Notion is not too hard. You only have to decipher what method you used to do the feat.

If you opened a text file in Notion on its web version, there are 2 ways to remove the underline on the text. One is to press “Ctrl + U” (Windows) or “Cmd + U” (Mac) on your keyboard. Another way is to click the “Underline” icon on the “Text Formatting Window” again.

Remove an Underline from Text in Notion (Web Version)

On Notion mobile, tap the “Underline” icon again on the bottom menu. 

Remove an Underline from Text in Notion Mobile

By now, there should be no line under the still-highlighted text in your Notion document.

Conclusion

Mastering how to underline text in Notion is easy! With the methods above, you’re now armed with simple yet powerful techniques to easily emphasize words in the text.

Whether you use keyboard shortcuts or the “Text Formatting Window,” making words stand out in Notion is a feat anyone can make!

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