Below, we've rounded up text formatting shortcuts for Windows and Mac. You can use these commands on text in any program, such as Microsoft Word, Google Docs, email, etc. Windows keyboard shortcuts for text formatting. Bold text: Ctrl + B. Underline text: Ctrl + U. Italicize text: Ctrl + i. End edit or create new sibling ⌘ RETURN: Start edit or create a new sibling (splitting the text at the cursor if necessary) Shift RETURN: Create a new sibling (before) ⌥ RETURN: Insert newline into topic text: Shift TAB: Create new parent: F2 OSX only Edit selected topic text: F4 OSX only Show/Hide Notes: PERIOD: Show/Hide a branch 0.9.
Keyboard shortcuts can be helpful in accomplishing a variety of tasks more quickly, and there are a handful of commands specifically for text formatting. These commands involve holding down two or three keys at once, and they differ slightly depending on what operating system you're using.
Some common commands, like bolding, underlining, or italicizing text, are essentially the same (just swap out the Control key for Windows with the Command key on Mac), while other commands are exclusive to specific operating systems.
Below, we've rounded up text formatting shortcuts for Windows and Mac. You can use these commands on text in any program, such as Microsoft Word, Google Docs, email, etc.
When creating a new page, select where to add the page.
Open a new window (in the Mac/Windows app).
Go up to the parent page.
Toggle the sidebar (in the Mac/Windows app).
Create a comment.
Bold selected text.
Strike-through selected text.
Create inline code with the selected text.
Create a heading 1.
Create a heading 3.
Create a bulleted list.
Create a toggle list.
Create a page block.
Indent. This will insert the block into the previous block.
Activate buttons/pages and checks/un-check checkboxes, toggle to-dos, or enter full screen on embeds/images.
Expand the selection up or down.
Rename the current selection.
Change the selection.
Expand the selection up or down by one block.
Toggle selection of a block.
Select another block and all blocks in-between.
Delete the selected blocks.
Edit the block you have selected. If the block has no text, something else might happen.
Copy the link to the Notion page you are on (desktop apps only).
Select a few blocks, then edit blocks all at once.
Select multiple cards in a board view, then move or edit them all at once.
Hold, then use the arrow keys to change the position of a block.