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Create Tables in Notion: A Step-by-Step Guide

Jason Gong
App automation expert
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April 15, 2024

Creating tables in Notion is easy and helps organize information effectively. Here's how:

  1. Type '/table' to add a simple table, adjust columns and rows, and fill in content.
  2. For a table of contents, use headers and insert the block via '/'. Enhance visibility with toggle blocks and color adjustments.
  3. To resize tables, manually adjust column widths or use 'Wrap cell content' for a narrower appearance.

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How to Make a Table in Notion

Creating a table in Notion is a straightforward process that can help organize information in a structured format. Whether you're looking to create a simple table or a more complex database, Notion offers flexible options to suit your needs.

How to Make a Simple Table in Notion

To add a simple table to your Notion page:

  1. Type '/table' in the body of your page and select the first option from the dropdown menu.
  2. Drag outwards to add additional columns, or down to add additional rows to your table.
  3. Click into cells to add content, and use the tab key to navigate horizontally.
1. Type '/table' in the body of your page and select the first option from the dropdown menu.
2. Drag outwards to add additional columns, or down to add additional rows to your table.

Simple tables are ideal for displaying plain text visually without the need for database functionalities like filters or sorts. They're perfect for organizing bits of related information, brainstorming, or displaying information clearly and concisely.

How to Make a Table of Contents in Notion

For long-form content, a table of contents can significantly improve navigation. To add a table of contents block in Notion:

  1. Organize your content with headers and subheaders.
  2. Click where you want to insert the table of contents block and type '/'. Scroll down until you find the 'Table of Contents' block and click on it.
  3. Make the block stand out by putting it under a toggle block and changing the background and text color.

Notion automatically updates the table of contents with every header tag you add, edit, or remove, making it an essential tool for organizing your pages or documents effectively.

How to Make a Table Smaller in Notion

Adjusting the size of a table in Notion can help fit it better within your page or document. While specific resizing options for simple tables are limited, you can manage the appearance by:

  • Adjusting the width of columns manually by dragging the edges.
  • Using the 'Wrap cell content' option to display cell content on multiple lines, making the table visually narrower.

For linked database views, resizing can be achieved by adjusting the properties displayed or by converting the view into a more compact format like a list or board view.

Remember, the flexibility of Notion allows for creative solutions to formatting challenges, including table size adjustments.

Automate Your Notion Workflows with Bardeen

While Notion tables are a powerful way to organize data manually, automation can significantly enhance your data management and productivity. With Bardeen, you can automate various tasks involving Notion, turning repetitive data entry or extraction into effortless, automated processes.

Here are a few examples of what you can automate in Notion using Bardeen:

  1. Save something to Notion: Automatically add any object known to Bardeen directly into a Notion database, streamlining content creation and management without manual copying and pasting.
  2. Export Notion database / table to a Google Sheet: Seamlessly copy your Notion database into a Google Sheet, facilitating data analysis and sharing outside of Notion.

Utilize these automations to make your work with Notion even more efficient. Start by downloading the Bardeen app at

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