Getting Started with Lorable
Welcome to Lorable! It’s a work in progress so some of the tutorial content may change or become outdated. If you find this to be the case, please reach out to us in help button in the Editor or at email@example.com
When you first login to Lorable, you land on the account page. This page will have your drafts and published stories, as well as your bio. To create a story select the Create New Story button. This will put you into the Lorable Editor. To save your Stories progress, you will need to give it a title! Saving and publishing options are in the top right corner.
Each Page represents a single area of content you can navigate to. Each choice leads to any page, including itself. If there are no choices on a page, the `End of Path Message` will show up and the reader will be presented with `Checkpoints`. Each page can be titled (title's are viewable to users if that page is a checkpoint). Each page is made up of `lines` and has choices that lead to other pages.
Checkpoints are pages that have been marked with the Checkpoint flag. This allows a reader to resume the story from their latest decisions leading up to this page. Checkpoints are shown to the user if the have reached the end of a `Path`.
Lines are the parts of a story that make up a page. Each newline (line break or enter) in the editor represents a new line. They can stylized with Voice.
Voice is a way to give each line it's own style. With voice you can define the background color, text color, alignment, etc. of a line. You can use voice to create and style characters, events, and other aspects of the world you're creating!
When you define a voice you can easily apply that voice to a line in the editor using the voice syntax `voice@sam;`
Choices are how you navigate from one page to another. There is no fixed limit on choices currently. If a single choice is created, the story will automatically go to that page the choice points to. Choices have a few additional options, as seen below.
Choices have a few options. Choice Text is the text that shows upon for the user when a choice is presented. Page Text is the text that shows up on the page when a choice is selected. This is what the user would say and shows instead of Choice Text if selected. Skip lines are the lines that would be skipped on the target page of this choice. Skipping lines can be useful if you want to navigate to a page as another choice, but remove some content that may not be relevant based on this decision.
I can’t see the layout and the text editing at the same time. Help!
Lorable hasn’t been optimized for mobile phones but it can be used there. You may have stumbled into the mobile view! To fix this, adjust the width of your screen.