How to Add Columns in Notion


Ever see someone’s cool Notion page with multiple columns and wonder how they do it? Well wonder no more! This step-by-step guide will teach you how to create multi-column Notion pages quickly and easily.

So how do you create columns on a Notion page? Enclosed below are the steps to create columns on a Notion page:

  1. Create a New Notion Page or Open existing page
  2. Hold down the “Shift” key and select all the content you want in your second column
  3. Click and Drag the content to the far right of the content that you want to be the first column
  4. Release the Mouse Button to Set Your Second Column in place
  5. Repeat prior steps for additional columns you want to add

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Create a Page in Notion

Navigate to a Notion page that you want to setup columns with. If you don’t have one, create a new Notion page like the one in the screenshot above. In our example, we have a single column that contains three headings, each with three pages underneath them.

Decide How Many Columns You Want to Have

The next step is to decide how many columns you want to have and how you want to divide up your content. In our tutorial, we will be dividing up our page into three (3) columns:

  • Career
  • Exercise
  • Learning

Each column will have three pages assigned to it.

Hold Down the “Shift” Key and Select all the Content for Your Second Column

Now we want to move one of the sections and create a second column. The way we do this is to select the section. Do this by holding down the “Shift” key, click and drag your mouse to select the section as shown in the screenshot above.

Drag Selected Content to the Far Right of the First Content

Next, drag the section up and to the far right of the existing column as shown above. Make sure you see the vertical blue bar as shown in the image above as this indicates that you are adding a new column.

Release the Mouse Button to Set Your Column in the Row

Once you see the blue bar, release the mouse button to place your section into its new home in a newly created second column.

Repeat Prior Steps to Add More Columns to Same Row

To create a third column, simply select the content you want to be in the third column by holding down the “Shift” key, clicking and dragging your mouse.

Next, drag your section to the far right as shown in the screenshot above. Once you see the vertical blue line, release the mouse button to place your content.

You should now see your content in a third column. Using columns really makes your Notion page look more visually appealing.

I hope this tutorial was helpful to you. Good luck!

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