Use the toolbar and settings menu to create engaging and consistent content for any audience.

Format text with elements that stand out like banners, headings, highlights, and code blocks. Insert buttons and dividers to add style or use a sticky table of contents to organize.

You can also use hotkeys and keyboard shortcuts or /Slash Commands to format text.

What you'll need

Docs toolbar

Apply formatting options to specific text in a Doc using the toolbar.

  1. Select text in a Doc.

    Screenshot of the toolbar that appears when highlighting text in a Doc.
  2. Use the toolbar to adjust your text formatting:

    • Turn into: Convert the selected text into headings, banners, code blocks, or a quote block.

    • Rich text: Bold, italics, underline, strikethrough, inline code formatting.

    • Font color: Select from a range of vibrant text colors and highlights.

    • Alignment: Indent and set text to left, center, or right justified.

    • Bulleted List: Format text into a Bulleted List.

      • All Lists: Click the caret icon next to the Bulleted List icon to format text into a Numbered List or Toggled List.

        • Tip: Numbered Lists can continue or restart numbering around other formatting, such as a banner or image.

    • Check List: Format text into a Check List.

    • Insert a link: Insert a hyperlink.

    • Create subpage: Create a series of subtopics that are part of the main Doc.

    • Create comment: Add comments about the Doc to the right sidebar of the Doc. Text that has comments is highlighted.

    • Create task: Create a new task using the highlighted text as the task name.

    • Misc Setting: Open formatting settings.

Formatting settings

From the Docs toolbar, access formatting settings by clicking the ellipsis ... icon.

When the Page Details menu is also open, you can adjust your toolbar position.

Screenshot of Formatting Settings menu.

You can adjust your toolbar position in the following ways:

  • Default: The toolbar only displays above the selected text.

  • Pinned: The toolbar always displays at the top of a Doc.

  • Floating: The toolbar can be dragged and dropped anywhere on the page, and will stay in that location while you scroll.

Additional options include:

  • Undo: Undo your last action.

  • Redo: Redo your last action.

  • Insert: Add a task, comment, image, divider, toggle list, table, list of tasks, button, table of contents, or embed a YouTube video.

  • Clear Format: Clears any previous formatting from the selected area.

  • Copy Markdown: Converts markdown into rich text.

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