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Can I add comments and notes to my work?

If you need to make a note or leave yourself a reminder about something in your writing, Novlr makes it easy for you to add comments and notes.

To add a comment to your work, highlight the word(s) you want to comment on and click the speech bubble in the formatting toolbar that appears. You’ll then be able to add text.

By clicking on the comment bubble in the top right of your writing screen (it looks like a speech bubble), you'll be able to see where in the text you have left a comment, and see a list of all available comments in the sidebar. The text that is commented will be highlighted, and from this sidebar you can also edit, or delete any comments you have made.

The secondary benefit of the comments feature is that you can use it to highlight your text. The highlighting will be completely invisible until you toggle on the comments function. Turn comments on, and it will show all your highlighted text in the document. If you toggle the comments icon off again, the highlighting will disappear, keeping your interface clean and tidy for when you’re writing.

You will also find a section especially for notes at the bottom of your chapter list. The Notes section is closed by default to keep your writing interface clean and distraction-free, but if you click on it, you can create notes the same way that you create chapters, and can even nest them by clicking and dragging them under the chapter above.

These notes will not be counted in your total word count ensuring that your writing statistics are always accurate.

Updated on: 24/04/2023

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