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Spelling Checker/Spellcheck

The Novel Factory utilises the grammar or spelling checker which is provided by your browser, so the functions that are available to you will vary depending on which browser you have logged in on or used to download the desktop version of the app. Using the spelling checker in Chrome We recommend Google Chrome for…

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Using custom fields

Custom fields allow you to create your own panels and choose the content that goes in them. We offer a range of panels with questions carefully designed to help you develop your characters, locations, and more. However, we know that many writers will have their own preferences for what data they wish to keep track…

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Understanding Chapters in the Novel Factory

This article will explain the concepts of Chapters within The Novel Factory and their practical application. What are Chapters? In The Novel Factory, the main ‘unit’ we break a novel down into is a Scene. Read more about Scenes here. Chapters are like folders: they are used to group scenes together and can be given…

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Working offline in the Novel Factory

To work offline in the Novel Factory, click on the cloud icon in the top right hand corner. In the popup that appears, click ‘work offline’ This will stop your app (either in the browser or on your desktop) from syncing data with the cloud. This means that your data is not being backed up…

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Importing your novel from Word

You can import your manuscript from Word into The Novel Factory. To do this, log in to your account. Then go to the Manuscript section and look for the ‘import’ icon in right-hand side of the toolbar. This will bring up a pop-up with a number of settings. The following sections will guide you through…

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Related Info Sidebar

The related into sidebar or side panel can be found in the following sections: Plot Manager (when a scene is selected) Manuscript section (when a scene is selected) Character Details Locations Details Item Details The panel works the same in all these sections, except when a scene is selected there are a few extra scene…

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The Recycle Bin

The Novel Factory contains a recycle bin, where deleted content can be recovered and restored. Things which can be recovered are: Characters Locations Items Scenes For other deleted data that you would like to recover, you might want to try Turn Back Time. Recovering Data from the Recycle Bin To use the Recycle Bin, click…

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