Focus mode

Maintaining focus is essential to productive writing. Manuscripts offers a Focus Mode to isolate only the section you need for your current work.


Focus mode example

Here, you can see focus mode selected for the Results section of this document. Results and its subsections are available, while all other sections of the document are grayed out.

Manuscript editor in focus mode


Activate focus mode

To activate focus mode for the current section, either:

  • Click View > View Selected Sections in the main menu (⌘-2), or
  • Click the focus button in the manuscript outline, visible when you hover on a section item in the outline on its right edge:

    Focus Mode


Return to full view

To toggle back to viewing the entire manuscript, either:

  • Click View > View All Sections in the main menu (⌘-2), or
  • Click the focus button again.