Milanote's text formatting options are deliberately minimal. This helps you focus on the content rather than how it looks. But when you do need extra formatting there's an easy set of options in the toolbar.

Text styles

To customize the size and style of your text, highlight a block of text and then select the Text style option in the toolbar. This displays the text style options.

Each text style has its own shortcut to save you time:

  • Large heading: (Mac: ⌘ + Shift + 1 / Windows: Ctrl + Shift + 1)

  • Standard heading: (Mac: ⌘ + Shift + 2 / Windows: Ctrl + Shift + 2)

  • Normal text: (Mac: ⌘ + Shift + 0 / Windows: Ctrl + Shift + 0)

  • Small text: (Mac: ⌘ + Shift + 9 / Windows: Ctrl + Shift + 9)

  • Code block: (Mac: ⌘ + > / Windows: Ctrl + >)

  • Quote block: (Mac: ⌘ + ' / Windows: Ctrl + ')

  • See a full list of shortcuts

Text and highlight color

To change the color or highlight some text, press the Text style button in the toolbar, and choose your preferred color from the Color or Highlight menus.

Once applied, you can remove a color or highlight by selecting your text and applying Milanote's default color from the Color section of the Text style menu.

List styles

Add simple bullet or numbered lists to a Note card. Just highlight your text and choose a list option from the toolbar. Press 'Tab' to indent a list item and 'Shift + Tab' to un-indent it.

Transparent notes

You can remove the background from a note by selecting the note and clicking on the Card color option in the left-side toolbar. Select the checkerboard icon to apply a transparent background:

To reset the note's background color to its default, select the card, click on Card color, and apply the white background icon:

Code blocks

Code blocks are a great way to share or save a snippet of code as a reference. Here's how to create one:

  1. Drag out a Note card from the toolbar

  2. Select Text style in the toolbar

  3. Select "Code block" from the text styles menu. You can extend a code block by dragging the bottom right of the card.

Highlight the text you want to link from, click the link icon in the toolbar, and paste the URL in the link field and press Enter.

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