Notion has limited choices for fonts. Learn how to change them and match a font to the note type.
Notion is a note-taking software application with a minimal interface but powerful features. The default font is subtle and elegant and should cover all your needs. But what if you want to change fonts in Notion? Notion offers two more customization choices with Serif and Mono fonts. This article will show you how to customize a Notion page with the available font options.
How do I customize fonts in Notion?
Notion offers three different typography styles for all pages. You can customize fonts in Notion by choosing one of three — Default, Serifand Mono. Here’s how to style a Notion page with one of three fonts.
- Select the three-dot icon in the upper right corner of the Notion page to open the menu and display the Style section.
- Choose the font you want to use from the Style section using the font preview.
- Optionally, select the toggle for small text to reduce the font size on the screen and fit more text on the page. The Notion mobile apps do not have the Small text toggle to reduce text size.
Changing the default font will change all your text on a particular Notion page. You cannot yet select a section of a page and change the font for it.
Use custom fonts in Notion with this workaround
There are various fancy font generator sites that can open up a few more options for customizing fonts on a Notion page. You can use the same sites we recommended for changing fonts in Instagram or font generators for Discord.
A web search will reveal several other online text generators. Make your choice, copy and paste the text with the font generated on the Notion page.
Point: You can also use a Chrome font changer or a Firefox extension to change the font in Notion Web. Install Fonts Changer and open Notion in your Chrome browser to try it out. Font changes are not synced to the Notion app on desktop or mobile.
How do I change the font color in Notion?
Unlike choosing fonts, Notion lets you apply a range of colors and make important elements stand out. Also, you can change the text color inline or apply a color change to an entire block. Here are some ways to do it:
- Highlight any text or phrase and choose a color from the A drop-down menu in the mini overlay toolbar. Apply a Background color works like a highlighter.
- To start a sentence or block of text with a specific color, type the forward slash (/) and the name of the color you want the text to be.
- To convert a completed sentence or block of text to a specific color, type the forward slash ( / ) and the name of the color at the end of the sentence or block.
- You can also change the color of a sentence or paragraph by typing Ctrl + / (Command + / in macOS) at any time, then the name of the desired color followed by Walk in.
Using the slash (/) shortcut helps you avoid the long scroll through the context menu because the Color section is at the end of the menu.
Use the correct font in Notion
Yes, the font choices in Notion are limited. But that can be a good thing, because you can focus on the content of your notes and not get carried away with too many styling options. You can also do a lot with the three font options. For example, use the Mono font for code blocks or more technical text. Serif fonts are great for styling specific types of designs.
You won’t miss the lack of options to style your Notion pages as there are plenty of other ways to make your Notion pages look better.