A chapter is simply a part of a document. It can be a text, a dialogue, a dialogue fragment or an image.

Regardless of the type, all chapter have a common layout:

The arrow in the upper left 1 can be used to collapse/expand a single chapter. This is useful, if you have a large chapter and quickly want to get to the following chapter without scrolling.

Next to the collapse/expand button is the chapter type icon 2. As said above, chapters can be of different types like text, dialogue or image.

The headline 3 size automatically adapts to the hierarchy level of the chapter (e.g. 1.1.1. would be displayed smaller than 1.).

In the upper right 4 you find a button to open the view options for the chapter. In the view options you can choose, which object information shall be displayed:

In the multi-user version you also find the claiming state icon in the upper right of a chapter 5. It has the same meaning as in the rest of the application: You can only edit a chapter if it's claimed (showing a green icon).

The left side of a chapter 6 is the selection and drag area. Click here to select the chapter or click and start dragging to reorder it. This area also shows the color, if activated in the view options.

Many icons and buttons are only displayed when hovering over the chapter. Thus the user is not distracted by too many icons when reading a document.

Chapter types

Chapters can be of the following types:


As the name suggests, texts are very generic chapters that don't come with any special properties. When converting a document to flow objects, text chapters are converted to flow fragments.


Dialogue chapters work in just the same way as within the flow editor: They are containers for dialogue lines (= dialogue fragments). So, to write a dialogue within the document view, you first have to create a dialogue chapter, in which you then create dialogue fragments. For more details on writing dialogue in the document view, click here.

Dialogue fragment

Dialogue fragments can only be created underneath a dialogue chapter. They have the same properties as within the flow editor: Speaker, stage direction, menu text and spoken text. To keep dialogue fragment chapters as small as possible, they don't offer any view options and don't have a headline. For more details on writing dialogue in the document view, click here.

Image (Link)

To add images to your document, you first have to import them into the assets folder of your project. When creating a new image chapter in your document, a dialog opens to choose one of your imported images. This creates a new link chapter to display the image within the document. This has the advantage that whenever someone in your team edits the original image, the according chapter in your document will automatically be updated.