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What is a Page?

What is a Page in PieceWorx Writing Studio?

Of all the terminology I have chosen to adopt for PieceWorx Writing Studio, I suspect the term page will create the most confusion.

It's quite simple. A page is a node in your Notebook outline view.
In the above screen capture, for example, the Notebook has twenty pages. The first page is named Free Write. This is the first node in the outline view. It has three immediate children: Characters, Locations, Themes. Each of these three children, in turn, have some child pages of their own. The page named Characters, for example, has five children beginning with Matilda and ending with The Constable.

How Long is a Page?

If you hold a physical book in your hand, you can see that it is comprised of many pages. The pages in a book all have the same size. If you notice that the book has 200 pages, you imagine that each page has about the same amount of content.

When we talk about a page in PieceWorx Writing Studio we are referring to a node in the outline view. When you click on a node, the text content associated with that node is loaded into the editor. There is no limit on the length of text associated with that one node. It could have no text such as the Characters page in our example above. Characters is used as a group heading, and while we could write some notes describing the group or characters in a general way, we don't have to. But a page in PieceWorx Writing Studio could also contain the entire contents or your novel...or more.

This is, perhaps, where one could get confused. A page in a book has a fixed length. A page in PieceWorx Writing Studio has no fixed length.

Instead of page, we could have used used document or file, but I felt they introduced confusion as well. Hopefully, this description helps to clarify any confusion.

If it helps, consider calling a page in your notebook a Notebook page and reserve page by itself to describe a sheet of printed content.

Physical Pages

PieceWorx Writing Studio is writing software, as opposed to publishing software. When composing content in the editor window, text automatically wraps and there are no visible page breaks.

If you wish to see a page layout or to know the number of printed pages for your content, use the Print feature. Ctrl+P or Right-click -> Print will open the print preview which shows you printed pages based on the current paper size and orientation.