Add and update content in a notebook
Abstract Notebooks is a tool for designers to capture and present their work and establish design decisions. You can add context for stakeholders with the built-in text editor, and you can also bring design content directly into a notebook with our Figma integration (Sketch integration coming soon).
Users with a contributor seat can add, change, and delete content in any notebook to which they have access.
Notebooks inherit the access levels of the project where they are currently stored. Thus, notebooks in a public project are available to all users in the organization while notebooks in private projects are only available to users who have been granted access to the private project.
Add content to a notebook
You can add and update most content in a notebook directly in the browser from the Abstract web app. Use the Abstract Notebooks plugin to add content, like frames and symbols, directly from Figma.
- In the left side navigation, click Notebooks.
- Click the name of the notebook you want to work in.
Add or update text
Text can be added anywhere within a notebook, and can be edited or formatted directly.
- Click anywhere in the notebook and begin typing to add new context around the designs.
- Click on any existing text to change or remove it.
- Click and drag to highlight text and reveal text formatting options.
Formatting options include:
- Heading level 1
- Heading level 2
- Bulleted list
- Numbered list
- Code block
You can insert images in a notebook by dragging and dropping a file from your computer onto the notebook’s page. When uploading images to a notebook, the image will be inserted where the blue line is located.
- Select an image file from your device storage. (.JPG, .PNG, .BMP or .GIF)
- Drag the image over the notebooks page until you see a blue line.
You can add horizontal lines to divide a notebook into separate areas and create visual organization. When adding dividers to a notebook, they will be placed where your cursor is located.
To add a divider, type three dashes (---) on a new line in a notebook.
Add a review block
Requesting a review in a notebook allows you to collect approvals and change requests for your work and creates a record of decisions made. For more information, see "Request a review of a notebook."
To add a review block to your notebook, click Request review in the top right corner.