We designed a simple and instant editor. Once on a page, you can just start typing!
We listed some key points to get an overview of GitBook's workflow to kick off your project.
A draft is an editable version of your content only accessible by your members, and is automatically created once you start writing (first letter on the editor, creation of a new page, uploading a picture, etc.).
Changes made on a draft are proper to it which allows you to contribute on the same document with other members simultaneously without creating any conflicts! This is what we call asynchronous editing and conflict resolution.
The first version of draft isn't always ready to be published straight away. Use "save" when you want to continue your work later, or if your content is not yet ready to be "merged".
Drafts that are saved and not merged yet can be seen by clicking on the
edit iconon the sidebar. You can select your draft from here to continue working.
You can also see if your colleagues left reviews and merged any drafts.
When you finish editing, you can "merge" your draft. The content you wrote or the changes you made will then be available for your team members and/or be public.
Drafts that have been merged can be accessed by clicking on the
edits icon > Merged. You can then see the entire activity log or restore a merged draft.
You can learn more about the restoring feature here:
You can archive drafts that have not been merged and never will be by selecting it and click on "archive". The archived draft will be then moved to the
If you need to get your archived draft back, you can reopen it any time! Just click on the
Archived tab and open the options menu.