Learn how to manage your chapters in your ebook.  Everything about chapters: adding, renaming, reorganizing, deleting, setting default layouts, and even a little on how to access the chapters code for all the coders out there.



If you haven't already read Chapters and Pages in Ebooks. 


When you start a new ebook, you will find a blank chapter created for you, named Untitled Chapter.  Likewise, when you import an ebook, all the chapters will appear in the chapter menu in the left panel of the edit window. You can change the title of any chapter simply by clicking on it.


Add a New Chapter

1.  Click on the New Chapter button.


2.  The Layout window will appear. 

3.  Select your preferred layout for the new chapter. If you're not certain which layout is best for you, read Understand Reflowable and Fixed Layouts.

4.  The new chapter will appear in the left panel as "Untitled Chapter". The title will be highlighted for you to rename it. 

5. Type in the new chapter title and press Enter. 


Add a subchapter

1. Click the + add button next to the chapter title. 

2.  The Layout window will appear.

3.  Select your preferred layout for the new subchapter. 

4.  The new chapter will appear in the chapter menu as "Untitled Chapter".  The title will be highlighted for you to rename it. 

5. Type in the new chapter title and press Enter



Default Layout for New Chapters

When you add a new chapter and the new layout window opens, check Don't ask again before selecting your preferred layout.  Now all your chapters will automatically open in your default chapter layout. 


Rename a Chapter/Subchapter


1. Select the chapter or subchapter you want to rename.

    2. Change the name.

    3. Press enter.

Move a Chapter/Subchapter

1. Select the chapter or subchapter you want to move.
2. Click on the up or down arrow at the bottom of the left panel.  The chapter and all its subchapters will instantly move one level up or down.

Change Chapter Level


1. Select the chapter or subchapter that you want to move to a new parent.

2. Click on the dropdown box at the bottom left corner of the chapter menu.  

3.  Select the new parent chapter.  Root will make it a top-level parent chapter.


Delete a Chapter


1.  Select the chapter you want to delete.

2.  Click on the red trash can at the bottom right corner of the chapter menu.

3.  A Confirmation dialogue box will open.  Asking "Are you sure you want to delete this chapter?"

4.  Click Yes.


Add a Chapter Guide to a Chapter/Subchapter 

You can turn any chapter/subchapter into a list of links to its subchapters, similar to a table of contents, but for the select chapter's contents only. 

Note  

1) The Chapter Guide will replace the contents of the chapter. 

2) You may make changes to the chapters without affecting the guide. 


1.  Click on the 3 horizontal lines next to the chapter, that you want to turn into a chapter guide.


2.  A Confirmation window will appear, saying "A guide will be created for this chapter, linking all its child chapters.  This will overwrite that chapter's content.  Are you sure you want to continue?"

3.  Click Yes.


Preview a Chapter

Click on Preview Mode on the bottom right side of your screen. Note that this step will only preview the selected chapter. For a preview of the whole book, refer to the Customize section.

Remove a Chapter from the Reader's Table of Contents

You can choose to remove a chapter from the table of contents, while keeping it included within the normal navigation of the ebook (for readers who navigate your ebook using the Next and Previous buttons). 

1.  Click on Chapter properties at the bottom of the screen, below the editor. 

2.  The Chapter Properties window will appear.


3.  Uncheck the Include in TOC box. 


4.  Press Ok. 


Chapters that are not included in the table of contents will still appear in the chapters menu on the left while you're editing, but dimmed.


Make a Chapter Invisible

In some cases, you may want to hide a chapter entirely, and make it invisible from normal navigation in the ebook. The only way to display such a chapter would be through a hyperlink from another chapter.

1. Click on Chapter properties. 

2.  The Chapter Properties window will appear.


3. Check the box Invisible.


Invisible chapters will still appear in the chapter menu with a strike through the title.

Advanced editing

You may edit the chapter in source mode (HTML) to give you accurate precision over your editing, and allow you to add custom code. This is done using the Source Mode button at the bottom right corner of the screen. To see the HTML file inside the EPUB's archive, click on Show in File Manager to open the chapter's file in the File Manager. For more information regarding adding custom interactivity refer to this page .