In the above screen capture, for example, the Notebook has nine visible pages. The first page
is named Free Write
. This is the first node in the outline view. The next node is
named "First Draft" and it has seven
immediate children beginning with Chapter 1 - Down the Rabbit Hole
and proceeding to Chapter 7 - A Mad Tea Party
Any of these chapter pages could also have child pages of their own if desired.
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 displayed. There is no limit on the length of text
associated with that one node. It could have no text such as the First Draft -
page in our example above because it is used as a group heading. While
we could write some notes describing the group in a general way, we
don't have to. A group heading page might contain little or no content, 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
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.
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
will open the print preview which shows you printed pages based on the current
paper size and orientation.