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Customize the pages of your doc
Customize the pages of your doc

Learn how to use the Page Options menu to add cover images, create subtitles, show authors, customize font, and more

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The page options panel allows you to customize the look and feel of your pages and subpages. From cover images and subtitles, to font and page width, use these settings to make your doc really shine. In this article, we’ll explain how to find the page options panel and highlight a few key settings.

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Access page options

To open the page options for a given page or subpage, scroll to the top of the page, hover over the page name, and select Page options.

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Here you’ll see two tabs:

  • This page: Use this tab to make changes to the current page you’re viewing

  • New pages: Use this tab to set default settings for all pages created going forward

Within each tab, you’ll see a list of different settings. We’ll cover these settings below.

Add cover images

Cover images - also called header images - can be added to any pages in your doc. They are a good way to “beautify” your doc, especially for publishing.

To add a cover photo, just toggle on the cover photo setting from the page options panel. Or alternatively, follow these steps:

  1. Scroll to the top of the page, hover over the page name, and select Add cover

  2. Then choose how you want to source your photo. You can click Choose from Unsplash to browse a large gallery of photos. Or click Upload image to add your own image.

  3. If you need to reposition the image, click on the three vertical dots in the lower right corner of the image, then click Reposition. Drag the image up or down as needed, the hit Done.

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To remove a cover photo, click on the three vertical dots in the lower right corner of the image. Then select Remove.

Add subtitles

Subtitles are a great way to provide context or instruction on a page, especially if you have other people working in your doc with you.

To add a subtitle to a page, follow these steps:

  1. Hover over the page name at the top of the page, and select Page options

  2. Find Subtitle in the list of settings, and toggle this on

  3. A subtitle placeholder will appear below the page title. Add your subtitle here. Note that subtitles are limited to text only, and they do have a character maximum.

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Display page authors

You also have the option to display page authors at the top of any page. This is useful for indicating ownership of certain content in your doc.

To display an author - or authors - on a page, follow these steps:

  1. Hover over the page title at the top of the page, then select Page options

  2. Find Author in the list of settings, and toggle this on

  3. An author name (and avatar) will appear at the top of the page, just below the page title. Whoever created the page will be listed as the author by default, but you can click on the arrow next to the name to choose any other collaborators you want to list. You can even select multiple authors.

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💡Tip: Did you know you can also automatically show the name of the person who last edited a page, as well as when the edit was made? Just follow the steps above to add a page author, then click on the three dots to the left of the author name, and select Show last edited.

Additional page options

Read more about the remaining page options below:



Page name & icon

Toggled on by default. Toggle this off to hide the title and icon from the top of the page.

Last edited

Toggle on to automatically show when the page was last edited and by who.


When toggled on, an outline will appear in the top right corner of the page. Use the sub-settings to choose which types of headers should appear in this auto-generated outline. Learn more here.


When toggled on, a list of the pages nested under the current page will be displayed at the top of the page. You can then choose between displaying them as small, medium, or large.


Shows the current locking state. Click Change to be brought to the locking menu. Learn more about locking here.

Font & font size

Choose between two font styles and font sizes. Only applies to text on the canvas, not text within tables.

Page width

Choose between three page widths depending on your content types.

Content alignment

Opt for either left-aligned or center-aligned content.

Note that some page options can only be adjusted by Doc Makers. Learn more here.


How do I set default settings for all pages in a doc?

Use the New Page tab within Page options to create default settings for all new pages in a doc. Check out the section above for more info on this. Note that these New Page settings will only apply to all pages create from that point forward; it doesn’t apply retroactively to existing pages.

Who can create and manage pages?

Only Doc Makers (which includes Doc Maker Admins) can create and manage pages. This includes naming pages, choosing page icons, moving pages, locking pages, and hiding pages. Read more about Editor vs. Doc Maker abilities here.

Can I also customize subpages?

Yes! A subpage is just a type of page, so any of these customizations can be made to either top-level pages or subpages.

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