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How do I import an existing novel into Novlr?

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Whether you want to import an existing project to keep writing it Novlr, or want to upload a template to help you build out your characters, world, or plot, you’ll be able to do so. We want you to be able to keep working on whatever you’re writing, no matter where you started it.

You can import into Novlr directly from your writing screen. Just go to the chapter sidebar and click on “Add new chapter” in either your chapter list or the notes section. Then, in the pop-up box that appears, click on “import” and choose your file.

We currently support import for .txt .rtf .docx .odt. formats.

If you’re importing a full novel, it will upload into a single chapter and you can use Novlr’s split function to split it into subsequent chapters. To do this, simply highlight where you would like to split your chapter and click on the split chapter button in the formatting toolbar. This will open a guideline that you can place wherever you want in the text. Clicking will split the chapter at that point and you will be prompted to name the chapter in a popup.