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How to Center Text in Notion: The 2 Best Ways

Centering text in a Notion page is a great way to increase the visual appeal of your Notion pages or Notion dashboard, but unfortunately, it's not as simple as hitting the center align button. Why? Because there isn't one of those buttons in Notion. But don't worry, there are still 2 ways that you can do this.

To center text in Notion, you can use heading blocks or the equation block. This first method involves adding a heading block to your Notion page and positioning your cursor at the beginning of the heading text. Then, you can hit the space bar until the text appears to be in the center. The second method involves using the equation block and a LaTex formula to center your text.

Before we get started, if you're new and need a free Notion account, head on over to the Notion website sign up for the free plan and check out my How to Set Up Notion blog post.

How to Center Text in Notion

There is no center align button in Notion like this is in Google Docs or Microsoft Word, however, there are still 2 ways that you can center text in notion.

Method 1. Center Text Using Headers

Click the “+” Button

Press the “+: button that appears when you hover over a new block location. It shows up to the left of the 6-dot button.

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Press the “+” button in Notion

Select a Heading Block

Choose your desired heading block (options are H1, H2, H3, with H1 being your big section heading, H2 being the medium section heading, and H3 being your small section heading).

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Choose a header (H1, H2, or H3)

Press the “Space” Button

Type your text or heading, then put the cursor back at the beginning of the text and press the “space” bar until your heading is centered (or at your desired location if you don't want it exactly centered).

Tip: you don't have to type your heading first, but it's easier to center if you've already typed the wording.

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Place the cursor to the left of the text and press the “space bar” until the text is centered in Notion

That's it! Super easy right? You can repeat this process as many times as you'd like for centering text in Notion.

Method 2: Center Text by Adding Block Equations

Click the “+” button

Just like in the first method, you need to press the “+” button to add a new block.

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Press the “+” button in Notion

Choose “Block Equation”

Scroll down until you see “Advanced Blocks” and it's a couple of options in – “Block Equation”.

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Choose “Block Equation”

Type: \text {your text}

To center the text, you must type: \text {Your text}. Regular brackets () don't work, you must use these: {}. Press “Done”.

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enter this formula; \text {your text}

Adjust the Size of the Text

You can change the size of the text by exchanging the word “text” in the equation for something like “large” or “huge” and put a ~ between each word of your text to be centered.

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Increase the size of the centered text

You can also change the font using different codes. For example, if you want San Serif, you would type \mathtt {you~text~here}. You can find a list of the different codes for text size and font styles in this Notion blog post.

Change the Background Colour

If you're not a fan of the blue, you can change it to a different background colour. It's a weird process, but it works. First, you must change the block from the “block equation” to a “text” block, then change the background colour, and then change the text back to an “equation block”.

There is one other option for centering text in a Notion database (or Notion table) and doesn't use the same methods as we just discussed above. This method is if you want to center text in a Notion column block (centering text in the column of a table). I am not going to go into this as it's only useful if all of the data in the column that is being centered is the same.

For example, if the heading is “completed” and the answer is ALWAYS “yes”, then you can use this formula. If the answer is sometimes “no”, then you can't use this method. Personally, I fail to see when this would be useful, but if I find a reason, I'll update this post with it.

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That's It!

See that wasn't so bad, right?! Customizing the visual appeal of your content in Notion can be easy and it will make a significant difference in how your content is perceived.

By choosing the right fonts and colours and utilizing headers and subheadings, you can create visually appealing and organized pages that are easy to read and understand.

Now, your homework is to create a new page with centered text and then join the Facebook Group and share your page (don't share anything personal). The Facebook group is a great place to meet fellow Notion lovers and entrepreneurs just trying to organize their businesses and be more productive! See you there!

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