Focus mode and edit layout customization in Manuscripts

Want the quick guide? The Quick Video Guide covers how to set the Focus mode and edit the layout customization 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. There are a few options for customizing the way that your Manuscripts interface looks when you work. Follow this guide to learn more.


Hide WorldAnvil's main left-hand sidebar menu


You can click the three horizontal lines icon on the top left, to hide the left-hand sidebar while working on your Manuscript.


Focus Mode


Click on the layer group icon on the top left, and choose to Show/Hide the Manuscripts sidebars that you want to see while you work. You can either:

  • Show/Hide Right Sidebar
  • Show/Hide Left Sidebar
  • Show Both Sidebars
  • Hide Both Sidebars

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