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Novlr Feature Highlight: Commenting
Some of you will have seen one of our previous blogs, outlining our research around which features are important to you – commenting was one of those. If you didn’t see it, take a look here and feast your eyes on what you could be seeing/are already seeing in the near future on Novlr.
During the research, a number of you were asking for Novlr features that were actually already available! Therefore, we are dedicating blog posts to show you exactly how they work and what you might be missing.
Let’s talk commenting:
Novlr’s comment feature allows you to jot down that crucial in-the-moment thought, reminder or question that you might have whilst you’re knee deep in writing so that you don’t forget it later on. You can make a comment on any word/sentence/paragraph and come back to it later on with a cup of tea.
You’ll find the comment button on the in-line toolbar when you highlight your text:
You can then type your comment in and click “Add Comment”.
When you return to the writing screen, the words you added a comment to will turn blue.
We design features on Novlr with the aim of making them as distraction-free as possible. That’s why we have included the button in the bottom toolbar which enables you to turn comment visibility off and on. This means that when your comment visibility is off, all you will see is your writing. When it’s on, you can see all the words that have comments attached to them, highlighted, and you can flick through them whilst editing.
The on/off button also has a number in – this tells you how many comments are in the chapter you’re working on.
You can remove comments by clicking edit on the comment box, and deleting the comment.
And that’s the comment feature! Enjoy, make use of it, and as always, we’d love to hear any suggestions that can improve it. Get in touch via the blue messaging bubble in your dashboard, or email [email protected]. Still to come in feature highlights are: versions, sharing your novel, exporting to .epub and goals and targets. Please let us know if you want any more features explained.