Column Layout for Coda

More than anything I would love it if I could have a dual column layout for coda. Where I could have one line of stuff (Text, bullet points, tables, Pictures etc. ) and then another line of stuff next to it. There is so much wasted horizontal space.

I tried to do this with layouts but that requires creating a table first. And You can’t just put multiple types of data into the same cell.

Ideally it would be nice If I could have only two cells next to each other, with let’s say, a bullet point. Is this possible with the current implementation of Layouts?

Something like this:


+1 on increasing user control over utilization of horizontal space.


In the old days when using regular docs, you achieved what @TechPlasma is asking for through a single row two column table.
I’ve been missing a “regular” table (:scream: Sorry! sorry!) in the old sense just for the purpose of page format.
For Instance, I’ve been unable to prepare a decent invoice page.

You can call this item “dumb table”.


The one thing that I always loved about numbers for mac was that you could drag and drop text boxes and tables where ever you wanted. coda would be perfect if you were able to lay things out exactly as you wanted.

a boy can dream - I would love to be able to use more horizontal space though!


I’d also love to be able to do this.

Oh! I want this! be able to have two charts displayed horizontally

Surprisingly, Notion block system is not so convinient for texts, lists and pages there. But for tool like Coda with its tables, buttons, interactivity, packs etc it will be amazing. And, on the contrary, I dont need this blinking cursor to the right of the table. I won’t add text after table in the same line. I won’t place the table in the middle of text.

In my opinion, Coda’s developers need to rethink basic doc layout.


I just wanted to add my voice for greater control over canvas layout. Although the terminology is unfortunate, being able to use a table (i.e., like an HTML table, or the kind you find in Word or Pages) with merge-able rows and columns is an intuitive means for non-coders.

yes, this will be a great feature
especially for productivity, instruction, procedure etc,
sometimes i just need to fit everything in one page
so i can see the bigger picture easier
and see everything in one glance without need to scroll and scroll further

me too
coda table are the best, but sometimes i wish there was a dumb table,
you know, for organize my thought, make a quardrant table
strategy, information comparison,

with those two feature, i think coda could become a perfect app


This got my upvote as well.

I’d love something like a WYSIWYG editor, similar to what you use to build websites without code. They normally contain native scaling for different screen sizes as well, which would be perfect for viewing the doc on mobile.

Currently, I use Power BI for dashboarding, but would really like to make the full switch to Coda for this as well.

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My main issue is that at the moment I’m in the process of deciding between Notion an Coda. From my (management) perspective Coda is a better fit because of automation and formula.

However, a large part of the team needs an easy to use wiki workflow that can easily be worked with. The general control we have over the content in pages in Coda is simply too lacking if you compare it to something like Notion.

So column or block-based control has my vote.

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+1 would be really awesome to be able to have graphs next to each other to create a dashboard style section.

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Horizontal layouts - Yes please!!!

GJ_Roelofs Choosing between Notion & Coda is one hell of a tough decision to make. Notion aces getting team knowledge up to speed fast, integrating the crucial views, structures and perspectives of a strategic collaboration domain, while Coda nails user friendly data driven service operations. I’ve been running multiple projects in both, and each one keeps dragging me back - but the switching back and forth is less than elegant. Currently wishing I could just embed Coda docs into Notion.


I would like this feature too. Sometimes bullet points in my docs gets longer and longer. I want some of them to be visible side by side. At least three column should be there.

Not really what you all are looking for, but still something:

+1 for better use of horizontal space! Would change the game!
I’m very visual, and when deciding between the “N” app and Coda, I had to go with the former, for the possibilities to split layout into columns freely, even though I enjoy many of Coda’s features.


I’ve tried this before. And it’s limitations far outweigh it’s benefits. And there are some SEVERE limitations.

I’d love to be able to have 2 tables side by side, so that I can use the left one as vertical menu to control the right one.
For example something like this, to filter out content. But vertical, aside of the filtered table.

Wow. Yes. So true. That’d be great.
If this becomes true, I could even use Coda for my presentation.

Only the biggest limitation for using Coda for PPT is the lack of control over the placement of objects, unlike a presentation software.

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Any news about this feature? Is this planned?