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Learn about the UI and how to navigate pages in GitBook.
GitBook is split into different sections to make it easier to organize and manage the content you create. Read on to learn more about these sections, and how they help you build an organized and easily searchable content structure.

The sidebar

The GitBook sidebar holds all of your documentation, as well as notifications, the search bar, snippets and more.
The sidebar allows you to see and overview of your GitBook organization at a glance. The sidebar contains:
  • Notifications When you’re tagged in a comment or conversation, or when there is important activity in a space you’re working in, you’ll get a notification to show you what’s new.
  • Ask or search Powered by GitBook AI, you can ask questions in natural language, or search through the different spaces and content in your organization.
  • Integrations GitBook integrations supercharge your content, allowing you to embed more into your pages, or add information to your knowledge base from other apps. Head to the integration listing page to see all the available integrations.
  • Snippets With snippets, you can capture complex information from third-party tools. GitBook AI extracts that valuable knowledge within, and documents it for you in seconds.
  • Insights Insights allow you to have a birds-eye view of all of the content you have in your organization.
  • Documentation The documentation section is where you’ll find the collections and spaces you create when adding more content. Head to our content structure section to find out more.
  • Settings You’ll find personal settings and organization settings at the bottom of the sidebar. Here, you can also toggle light/dark mode, or get help from our support team if needed.
  • Trash Deleted spaces appear in the trash. You can restore them for up to seven days — after that, they’re permanently deleted.

Table of contents

The table of contents lists all the pages and links in your selected space.
The table of contents is a list of pages, links, and groups that make up a space. You’ll find it to the right of the sidebar. It’s specific to the space you’re currently viewing.
From the table of contents you can:
If you want to give more focus to the content of your page, you can temporarily hide the table of contents by hovering your cursor next to it and clicking the Hide button
The 'hide' icon
that appears. To make it appear again, hover your cursor near the edge of the page and click the Show button
The 'show' icon

Space header & sub-navigation

The space header sits at the top of the editor, and offers options that apply to the whole space.
The space header contains information about the space you’re currently viewing. It lets you do things like publish and share your space, configure GitHub or GitLab sync, and more.
The space header & sub-navigation may look different depending on the mode you’re currently in. See change requests for more info.

Space header

The space header appears at the top of GitBook when viewing a space. It includes:
  • The space emoji You can choose an emoji for your space, to help you easily identify it in the sidebar.
  • The space name The name of the space that will appear in the sidebar, and your documentation if and when you choose to publish it.
  • Collaborators The avatar of anyone else who’s currently viewing a page in your space, with colored circles to show their cursor color. Click an avatar to jump to the page they’re currently viewing.
  • Git Sync configuration The GitHub and GitLab Sync configuration for your space.
  • The Share menu Allows you to publish and share your space. You can also invite others to collaborate through this menu.
  • The edit button If your space is published, or someone has locked live edits, the Edit button will appear in the space header. It lets you start a new change request to edit content.
  • Actions menu
    Offers a list of actions for your space. Similar to Page Actions, the available actions for a space will differ depending on the mode you’re currently in.

Space sub-navigation

The space sub-navigation is located directly beneath the space header, and lets you collaborate with others on your space, customize it’s look, and more. It includes:
  • Change requests Create, update, and delete change requests in your space.
  • Customize Customize the look and feel of your space, including it’s colors, favicon, and more.
  • Integrations Add integrations to your space.
  • File manager Upload and manage files in your space.
  • History View your space’s version history, and rollback to a previous version.
  • Comments See the comments and discussions you and your team have had about the space content.

Page title

The page title appears at the top of the page. You can set an emoji for a page by clicking the icon to the left of the title.
At the top of each page you can set a title, add an optional emoji, and write a description. The title you use will appear in the table of contents, and forms your page’s URL slug when published.
You can change the URL slug for a page by choosing Page Actions
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> Rename. Find out more about Page Actions below.

Content editor

GitBook’s block-based editor offers plenty of flexibility to add and reorder content, or embed rich content like code blocks and integration blocks.
The editor is where you can write or insert content in GitBook.
In addition to the multiple content blocks you can insert, you can also embed content from other places, such as integrations.

The Actions menu

In the Page Actions menu, you can carry out actions that apply to the entire page.
The Actions
Three vertical dots
menu allows you to do things like duplicate, rename or delete your page.
You can open the Actions menu using the
three vertical dots
icon that appears when hovering over your page in the sidebar, or from the icon next to the page title.
The type of actions available will depend on whether you’re in live editing mode, a change request, or in a space with locked edits.

Page options

The Page options menu offers customization options for your documentation and navigation.
With Page options, you to customize your documentation layout and navigation. You can only access page options if you’re in an editing mode.
You can open the Page options menu by opening the page’s Action menu
Three vertical dots
and choosing Options, or by hovering over the main title of the page and clicking Page options when it appears.
Certain changes, such as disabling the table of content, only apply to published documentation and may not be visible in the editor.

Page outline

The page outline shows H1 and H2 headings, allowing you to quickly jump to a specific section on an individual page.
The page outline sits on the right-hand side of the editor, and makes it easy to jump directly to the section of the page you’re looking for.
Any Heading 1 or Heading 2 block inserted on the page will appear in the page outline listed here.
The page outline will appear in your published site, too. You can toggle it on or off in the Page options menu.
If you can’t see the right-hand column of the app, it may be because your browser window is less than 1430 pixels wide. Your browser window needs to be at least 1430 pixels wide to see and use the Page outline.
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