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How to create a beat sheet in Manuscripts

Want the quick guide? The Quick Video Guide covers how to create a beat sheet in Manuscripts.


Manuscripts is World Anvil's novel-writing software. You can use it to write, edit, and even publish your stories with a seamless integration with your world. Beat sheets can be very helpful when plotting out your story. If you want to create a beat sheet in your Manuscript, follow these steps:

  1. Access Manuscripts by clicking Manuscripts in the left sidebar.
  2. Choose the scene where you want your beat sheet to be in. At the top left, click on the green plus button to Add a new Scene if you don't have one already.
  3. At the top of the page, click on Table and customize the rows and columns to your liking.
  4. When the table has been created, there will imediately be options to edit it (add/retract columns etc.). You can mouseover the options to see a discription of their function.
  5. Your table is ready to create your beat sheet.

Changes in the Manuscripts interface are saved automatically!


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