Notion Multi-Columns (and Nested Columns)
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Learn how to create a multi-column layout in Notion.
The multi-column layout can help you create more organized and dynamic dashboards to easily see what you need quickly, especially on larger screens like your laptops or monitors.
To create a multi-column, click and drag using the 6 dots on the left side of any Notion block that can also be an empty text block to the left or right of another block.
You’ll then see a vertical blue line indicating that a new column will be created once drop the block.
You can create 3 or 4 or as many columns as you need by repeating the process. And if you want to resize the column, hover in between the 2 blocks, and you should see a vertical grey line which you can drag left or right to resize the respective column.
This works for almost every other Notion block like callouts, pages, and images except databases. When you try to drag a database view to the left or right of any other block, there won’t be a vertical blue line that appears.
So how do you create the multi-column layout for databases? If you want to have 2 database views side by side, you must first create the multi-column view using other Notion blocks then drag the respective database under each column.
Now, some of you might want to create column views inside a toggle view or the callout block.
You first create a page and create a multi-column layout inside the page. Once done, you then drag this page under a toggle view or callout you want to create a multi-column layout.
And the last step would just be to turn this page into text, and you will have the multi-column view.
Hopefully, these multi-column tips help you with setting up and customizing your Notion pages.
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