Import data into Notion

Import to Notion
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Like most people, you probably have data, documents, and notes scattered across many files and apps. You can centralize your information in one place by moving it all into Notion 🚚

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Note: You can only import content on desktop or web, not on mobile.

  • Notion lets you directly import the following file types:

    • Plaintext (.txt)

    • Markdown (.md or .markdown)

    • Microsoft Word (.docx)

    • CSV (.csv)

    • HTML (.html)

    • PDF (.pdf)

  • You can also import data from a number of apps like Confluence, Asana, Evernote, and Trello, among others.

  • To do this, go to Settings & members in your sidebar, then select Import. This will bring up a window where you can choose which app or file type to import from.

See instructions in this article →

You can import all of your Evernote data into Notion in one go, and retain its organization.

  • From the import window, choose Evernote.

  • Sign into your Evernote account.

  • Authorize Evernote to connect to Notion.

  • Once your Evernote account is linked, check the boxes next to the notebooks you'd like to move and click Import.

  • Your Evernote notebooks will appear as pages in Notion's sidebar. Inside, you'll find your notes as items in a list database.

  • Each note can be dragged and dropped anywhere else within Notion.

You can move your Trello data into your workspace — all from inside Notion.

  • Go to Import in your left-hand sidebar and choose Trello.

  • Log in to your Trello account.

  • Grant access to Notion so you can import your Trello boards.

  • Once you've linked your Trello account, select the boards you'd like to migrate from the dropdown menu.

  • If you'd like to import additional boards, just click Import in your Notion sidebar, choose Trello, and pick another board.

Note: At this time, you can only import one Google Doc at a time. Thanks for your patience as we work to improve this experience.

You can import a Google Doc to Notion in several ways:

  • Enter the command /import → select Google Docs.

  • Enter the command /google → select Google Docs.

  • Go to Settings & membersImportGoogle Docs.

  • Paste a Google Doc link into Notion → select Import from Google Drive.

In the menu that appears afterwards:

  1. Select Connect Google account and sign in with your Google account.

  2. Select the Google Doc you’d like to import. When you’re done, click Select.

See instructions in this article →

See instructions in this article →

Unfortunately, Quip doesn't let you export more than one page at a time. You can, however, move individual pages to Notion.

  • In Quip, click the document icon at the top left of any page and choose Export.

  • Export as Markdown or HTML.

  • In Notion, go to Import in your left-hand sidebar and choose HTML or Text & Markdown. Upload the file you exported from Quip.

In Dropbox Paper, you can export files individually or all at once.

To migrate individual files:

  • In Dropbox Paper, choose Download from the menu at the top right of your screen.

  • Download the page as Word.

  • In Notion, go to Import in the left-hand sidebar, choose Word, and upload the .docx file you downloaded.

To migrate all your documents at once:

  • In Dropbox paper, choose Download docs you created from the menu at the bottom left of your screen.

  • Choose to download as Word. This will download a zip file to your computer.

  • Unzip the file, go to Notion and choose Import in the left-hand sidebar. Choose Word and upload the .docx files.

You can export all your files from Hackpad at once!

  • Select Export on the right of your Hackpad feed.

  • Choose to export as Markdown. You'll download a zip file.

  • Unzip the downloaded file, go to Notion and choose Import from your left-hand sidebar. Choose Text & Markdown and upload the Markdown files you exported from Hackpad.

  • In Notion, click Import in your left-hand sidebar. In the window that pops up, choose Word.

  • Upload whatever .docx files you want to import from your computer.

  • In Microsoft Excel, export your content as .csv

  • In Notion, click Import in your left-hand sidebar. In the window that pops up, choose CSV.

  • Upload the exported .csv files you want to import from your computer.

You can export all your files from WorkFlowy at once!

  • Click the dropdown arrow to the right of Help.

  • Select Plain text and click to download.

  • In Notion, choose Import in the left-hand sidebar and then Text & Markdown. Upload the files you exported from WorkFlowy.

  • In Notion, click Import in your left-hand sidebar. In the window that pops up, choose CSV.

    • Upload whatever .csv files you want to import from your computer.

  • Alternatively, you can use the Merge with CSV button in the ••• menu at the top right of the database to import your CSV into an existing database.

There are several ways to import a PDF into Notion:

  • Use the slash command /import and select PDF.

  • Use the slash command /pdf and select PDF — make sure you’re importing, not embedding!

  • Open Settings & members and select ImportPDF.

Note: When your PDF’s contents are converted to a Notion page, it’s possible that some formatting elements of your PDF may not be preserved. For example:

  • Headings, equations, and quotes may appear as plain text.

  • Toggles, to-dos, code, callouts, and dividers may not appear as originally formatted.

You may need to make slight adjustments to your Notion page to get it to look just the way you want.

Once your PDF is imported, its contents will be accessible via Notion search and Notion AI Q&A!


FAQs

Which versions of Confluence are supported?

We officially support importing from Confluence Cloud, in pages created using the new editor that Confluence introduced in late 2018.

Due to insufficient data in its index export, we do not support importing from Confluence Server.

For help importing an entire workspace from the legacy editor, please contact support at team@makenotion.com.

Do imported blocks count towards the storage limit for Free Plan workspaces with multiple members?

No, imported blocks will not count towards the limit. However, any blocks subsequently created inside imported pages will count towards the limit as usual.

Is there a maximum import size for Confluence imports?

Confluence imports are limited to 2.5GB each.

If you run into the limit, you can try using the Custom Export option to select pages for export, omitting attachment-heavy pages.

When I try to import from Confluence, I can't choose my file in the file upload window.

Please make sure to upload a .zip file created by the Confluence space export functionality. Word documents and standalone HTML files will not work, since Notion relies on the whole import to preserve structure and links between pages.

I can't find the option to export my Confluence workspace.

If the "Export" tab does not appear in the Content Tools section of a workspace's settings, you may not have the appropriate permissions to export pages. Ask the workspace administrator for permission.

I can't seem to import from Evernote China/Evernote Business.

Unfortunately, our importer only supports the standard edition of Evernote at the moment. We're working on it!


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