Easy Project Overview
novelWriter allows you to break down your novel in whatever way you need, and your documents can be dragged and dropped, and organised into folders.
Cross-references to your project notes are defined by convenient meta keyword/value tags. You can even insert comments.
The Outline tab gives you a quick overview of the structure of your novel in terms of your chapters and scenes.
It also shows you all the associated meta data and cross-references in user defined columns.
Build & Export
The Build Novel Project tool lets you assemble all your files into a single document. You can filter what to include and make a draft of your novel, or an outline showing all your notes.
The result can be printed or saved to HTML, Open Document, Markdown, Plain Text, or PDF.
Dark Theme and Syntax
novelWriter default to your system’s colour theme, and also comes with an optional dark theme.
You can also choose from a number of light and dark syntax highlighting themes, and between four Typicons icon sets for dark and light backgrounds.
Any document, including the document you’re currently editing, can be viewed in parallel in a separate view panel.
Follow Links and References
All tags and references are clickable so you can quickly navigate between your notes when writing. Documents open in the view panel will also have a list of all other documents pointing back to it.
Distraction Free Mode
In Distraction Free Mode, the editor covers the full window, hiding away the project tree and the view panel so you can focus on the text.