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How to Use Notion Notes and add Inline Equations

Pearl Zhou

| 19 days ago


While Notion can do a lot, it’s primarily a note-taking app for users to organize their thoughts, ideas, and documents. Hence, it’s incredibly important for users to understand the ins-and-outs of Notion’s notes and documents functions to their fullest.

With Notion’s notes and documents, you have the freedom and some great functions to help you file your research neatly. From organizing pages to adding blocks to notes, Notion guarantees a great note-taking experience.

Optimize your note-taking session with these simple tips and tricks. Keep reading for our guide on how to use Notion notes and its inline equation feature!


How to Use Notion Notes

The Basics

When you open Notion, the first thing you’ll be able to do is type. Start on a new page by typing away, and you can start there with your notes.

Organize your notes by making a list for extra pages. With the List Block, you can filter and sort your pages by date, category, and more properties. Do this to make sure you don’t mix up your notes!

Using Blocks

Make sure to use blocks for the purpose of organizing, customizing, and more. With dozens of blocks, you can do many things on Notion; check out our guide to using Gallery Blocks.

For notes, Blocks can help you create tables, lists, media, or even links in the document. Simply type “/” for a list of commands, and you’ll be able to use them to your liking.

Make sure you know how to use Inline Equations in Notion and how to use Code Blocks in Notion, so you get the most out of your workspace.


If you’re working on a group project, you can use Notion to share your workspace with others.

Sharing your workspace gives others the ability to collaborate and comment on your work. You can mention other people by using the “@” function to tag them. This way, your team can increase efficiency by working together in real-time.

You can also make your Notion notes and documents public by publishing them online. Simply switch the “Public Access” switch on for your notes, and they’ll be available to everyone. 



Experts with Notion may be more comfortable creating their own notes and documents for their personal uses. However, if you’re new to Notion, then you can try Notion’s wide variety of easy-to-use templates.


Go to Notion’s templates page, select the one you like, and duplicate it to your workspace. These templates are made by Notion, but some are also made by real users who may share similar needs to you.

With dozens of templates, Notion guarantees that there’s something for everyone.
If the templates don’t match what you’re looking for, creating your own is simple as Notion’s blocks, and functions make note-taking more intuitive than ever.

How to Add Inline Equations to Your Notion Notes

Did you know you can add math equations to your Notion page to make your notes and documents quicker to read?

Notion supports the KaTeX library, which allows you to add comprehensible mathematical symbols, expressions, and characters. If you already know how to add an equation, creating an inline equation is equally as simple!

The incline equations we will review are the Text Shortcuts, Input, and Formatting Menu. You’ll also want to know how to edit your equations—we’ll guide you through the editing process later in this article.

Continue reading to learn how to add various inline equations!

To Add an Inline Equation With Text Shortcuts

  1. Type two dollar signs, “$$.”
  2. Add your equation after the “$$” sign.
  3. Type “$$” again to complete your equation.

To Add an Inline Equation With Input

  1. Click the “+” icon when you hover over a new line.
  2. Select "Inline Equation" from the dropdown menu. You can also type "/math" and click enter to begin.
  3. Type or paste your math equation into the input.
  4. Press Enter/Return or click “Done” to complete your equation.

To Add an Inline Equation With Formatting Menu

  1. Highlight the math equation in your paragraph.
  2. Click the “√x” icon in the formatting menu or Ctrl/Cmd + Shift + E.
  3. Your selected equation should transform into the KaTeX language.

To Edit an Inline Equation

  1. Click on the equation you want to edit.
  2. Make corresponding changes.
  3. Press Enter/Return or click “Done.”

Any equation changes you make will reflect live on your page.



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