How to highlight text in Notion

How to highlight text in Notion

Want to highlight some text in Notion? Don't worry, you can easily do that.

This way, you can also colour the background of your Notion page, and on top of it, you can add as much as text as you want.

Let's jump into the guide!

Why highlight text in Notion?

Mainly because this is eye-candy. We all look at the text with a red background before we look at the text with a white or a black background, isn't it?

Highlighting text in Notion can help both you and your users notice text way easier.

How to highlight text in Notion

There are two ways to do this.

The first method applies mostly when we want to start typing something, and the second method applies to when we already have some text that we want to highlight

Method 1: New text (/background)

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Also, we've got more other Notion templates that we're building websites with.

1. Type /background

Upon typing "/background", you are going to see a pop-up with a few colours that Notion allows you to add. First of all, pick your favourite colour.

how to highlight text in notion

2. Start typing

Now, as soon as you start typing, you can see that all of the text will be highlighted in the colour that you chose at the previous text.

can you highlight text notion

To stop typing with the highlight, all you have press "ENTER" once or just click on the empty block below your text.

This way, you can start typing without any colour in the background, or you can choose to add another highlight. You've got lots of options!

Method 2: Text formatting

You're mostly going to use the second method on how to highlight text in Notion as soon as you have some written text that you want to highlight.

1. Select and colour text

The first step includes selecting your preferred text that you want to be noticed.

does notion allow text highlighting?

From the pop-up that just appeared on your screen after selecting the text, you want to select that "A" so we can choose a colour.

2. Add a background

Now you can see two sections:

  • Colour → this changes only the colour of the letters
  • Background → this will change the background of the text (highlight)

To highlight the text, we must look at the "Background" section and choose a colour.

How to colour text background Notion

For this example, we chose to highlight the text in orange.

As soon as we've selected the colour, you can see how the background of the text turned from white into orange.

Notion text highlighting format

That was really the process! Pretty easy, right?

Can you highlight text in Notion?

Yes, you can. With the help of changing the text block's background, you can easily highlight any text in Notion.

We really hope that this guide was helpful, and if you want to see more on how to properly use Notion, consider having a look at our library of Notion guides. With each new day, we do our best to add more guides for people to learn everything about Notion.

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