It often comes handy to place material in your manuscript project which is never intended to reach readers. For instance you may want to keep…

  1. Notes regarding your research or writing progress: material that helps you organise your writing, but is never intended for publication or for feedback.
  2. Unfinished material that is not yet ready for feedback or publication.

Manuscripts supports this way of writing by allowing you to choose what is shared or exported by first making an outline selection and then sharing or exporting.

Share the current selection

  1. Select what you want to share in the manuscript outline (⇧+click or ⌘+click to select multiple sections).
  2. Choose the applicable option from Publish > Share > …. The export formats made available for sharing are
  • the manuscript file format (.manu, which is a compressed variant of the file format).
  • MS Word (docx).
  • Your default markup format (which you can choose from Preferences > Editing): one of Markdown, LaTeX or HTML at the time of writing.
  • PDF.

Share selection as either a manuscript, Word file, Markdown / LaTeX or PDF

Note that if you have selected your bibliography as one of the items you want to export, only the subset of it that is cited in the selected part of your manuscript is included in the bibliography.

Export the current selection

  1. Select what you want to export in the manuscript outline (⇧+click or ⌘+click to select multiple sections).
  2. Click File > Export (⌥⌘K) .
  3. Choose Export selected content only.

As with sharing, if you have selected your bibliography as one of the items to export, only the subset of citations in the selected part of your manuscript get included in the bibliography.