Gutter helpers appear in the left margin of the editor. Clicking on the + or o brings up a menu of shortcut actions for adding or modifying the part of your manuscript currently in focus.
|+||Insertion menu, where you can add a new section, paragraph, list, figure, or equation. If a section heading is in focus, you can also add a new subsection.|
|o||Selection menu, with context-appropriate options for modifying the current element.|
|Vertical line||Shows the area in focus for the gutter helpers. Actions you take will be applied to this area.|
Selection menu options
The options you see in the selection menu are based on the element currently in focus:
|Element||Available selection menu actions|
|Section||Show or hide heading, merge into previous section, edit placeholder text, delete the section.|
|Paragraph||Change style between body text and table of contents, convert to a section, delete the paragraph.|
|List||Toggle between bullets and numbers, delete the list.|
|Figure panel||Apply a figure style, set the layout within the panel, set the display size, change the export setting for this figure only, toggle captions, delete the panel.|
|Table||Apply a table style, change the export setting for this table only, toggle table headers, footers, and captions, delete the table.|
|Equation||Toggle captions, delete the equation.|
|Listing||Toggle captions, delete the listing.|
Hide or show gutter helpers
You can toggle gutter helpers on or off in preferences. To do so:
- From the main menu, select Manuscripts > Preferences > Editing.
- Check or uncheck Show smart gutter in the left margin when editing.