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Epilogue and Prologue


#1

It says on the website that the epilogue and prologue features have been added but I don’t know how to use them. If i change the name of my first chapter to ‘Prologue’ then the real first chapter (that comes next) still reads as chapter 2.
Thanks in advance for any help!


#2

I’d like to know the answer to this as well! I have the same problem, as nearly every fiction book I’ve written has at least a prologue. (My current WIP uses chapter epigraphs instead.)


#3

Hey guys,

For an epilogue or a prologue, you have to make a new chapter. Then, in the chapter title, you can write Epilogue or Prologue, or give it another name if you’d prefer. That makes it look like this:

From there, you can then click on where it says (in this example) ‘Chapter 7’. This will turn off chapter numbering, leaving you with this:

See how the ‘Chapter’ is faded?

Turning off the chapter numbering means that your manuscript chapters will then start at Chapter 1 after the prologue, and that your epilogue won’t have an ugly chapter heading you can’t get rid of. The end result will be like this:

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Hope this helps :smiley:


#6

The help docs are also a great place to find answers. They are lacking, but they do cover this one.


#7

Maybe I should hire Tori to write my help documentation. :smiley:


#8

I’m open to freelancing opportunities! :ok_hand::joy:

Though I think your help documents are great! They’ve certainly helped me out a few times.


#9

I love that Tori used images!! Great job!


#10

Thanks so much! And oh, i didn’t know there were help docs, I will look at those next time, my bad


#11

Thanks, Tori! That helps me a lot, for my next novel in Dabble. (I worked around it in this first one by using chapter epigraphs.)