How to Import Templates into Notion: A Step-by-Step Guide

Learn how to import templates into Notion effortlessly. Our step-by-step guide will help you customize your workspace and boost productivity.
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How to Import Templates into Notion

Notion is a powerful all-in-one Productivity tool that allows users to create their customized workspaces. One of the standout features of Notion is the ability to import templates. Templates are pre-designed layouts and structures that can be imported into a Notion Workspace, saving you time and effort in creating everything from scratch. This article will guide you through the process of importing templates into Notion.

Finding Templates

Before we dive into the process of importing templates, it's important to know where to find them. Notion offers a variety of templates that can be accessed through the "Templates" option in the menu bar. These templates cover a wide range of categories such as Project management, Personal goals, databases, and more. You can choose from the existing templates provided by Notion or explore various template galleries available online.

Importing a Template

Once you have found a template you'd like to use, importing it into your Workspace is a straightforward process. Here's a step-by-step guide:

  1. Make sure you have a Notion account and are logged in.
  2. Open Notion and navigate to the page where you want to import the template.
  3. Click on the "+" button at the top left corner of the page to create a new block.
  4. Select "Import" from the dropdown menu that appears.
  5. A new window will open, showing a list of template options. If you are using a template from an external source, click on the "Browse" button to locate the template file on your device.
  6. Choose the template file you want to import and click "Open" to initiate the import.
  7. Notion will analyze the template and display a preview of the imported page.
  8. Review the preview, ensuring that the template is compatible with your needs.
  9. Click on the "Import" button to confirm the import process.
  10. Notion will now create a new page with the imported template, and you can start using it right away.

Customizing the Imported Template

Imported templates serve as starting points for your own customization. After importing a template, you can modify it according to your specific needs. Here are some ways to customize an imported template in Notion:

  • Adding or removing blocks: Templates often contain pre-defined blocks, such as text, tables, and multimedia. You can add or remove these blocks by clicking on the "+" button next to each section or by clicking on the three-dot menu icon and selecting "Add block" or "Delete."
  • Rearranging blocks: Notion allows you to easily rearrange blocks by dragging and dropping them to the desired location within a page.
  • Editing content: You can modify the text, images, or any other content within the imported template. Simply click on the section you want to edit and make the necessary changes.
  • Creating subpages: If the imported template includes subpages, you can create new ones by clicking on the page heading and selecting "Create subpage" from the dropdown menu.
  • Adding properties and databases: Some templates may come with pre-configured databases or properties. You can customize these databases by adding or removing fields, renaming properties, or modifying the structure to suit your requirements.

Saving a Customized Template

After you've customized an imported template to your liking, you may want to save it as a custom template for future use. Notion allows you to save any page or section as a template by following these steps:

  1. Select the customized page or section you wish to save as a template.
  2. Click on the three-dot menu icon at the top right corner of the page.
  3. Select "Save as template" from the dropdown menu.
  4. Enter a name for the template and provide a short description if desired.
  5. Click on the "Save" button to save the template.

Once saved, your customized template will be available in the "Templates" section of Notion, allowing you to reuse it for future projects or share it with others.


Importing templates into Notion is an effective way to jumpstart your productivity and streamline your workflow. Whether you choose to use the pre-designed templates provided by Notion or explore various template galleries online, the process of importing and customizing templates is simple and intuitive. With the ability to save your customized templates, you can create a library of Personalized templates that cater specifically to your needs. So go ahead and explore the vast world of Notion templates to enhance your productivity and organization.

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