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The Ins & Outs of Merging Books

Updated: Jan 28, 2021

The Urge to Merge

You know that feeling? You’re working on a project that has more than one person or team involved and numerous versions of the same, or different documents get thrown at you from every possible angle. Proposals, first design sketches, engineering reports, quality control files, testing information, and so much more. The result? Absolute chaos.

Hence, you may have the urge to merge.

Enter Narrative.

Rather than saving numerous files individually and having to comb through separate windows and programs to merge the changes manually, with Narrative all your content can quickly and easily be integrated into one electronic document. This gives you a centralized location to collect and coordinate input on your documents, giving you (or a group of users) the chance to accept and reject changes as easily as navigating a PowerPoint presentation. One project, one record, one system.

The Power of Merging Books

In short, being able to merge documents within Narrative means you get:

  1. Maximum oversight – everything is kept in one place.

  2. A more efficient workflow – employees have fewer files to work through, reducing time spent trying to find a document.

  3. An empowered team– anyone with administrative functions can merge the content, whenever necessary, without delay.

How to Merge Documents in Narrative

Convinced and want to get started right away? Here is how to do it:

Navigate to Narrative’s administration page by clicking the user icon in the top right corner and selecting “Administration”.

  1. Navigate to Narrative’s administration page by clicking the user icon in the top right corner and selecting “Administration”.

  2. From here, select the “Merge Books” tab.

  3. Inside this tab, locate the Library containing the Books you would like to merge and hit “Filter”. This will generate a place to select your starting Book (which is the Book you wish to move), as well as a place for your new destination Book (the one you wish to move it into). By the way, it’s good to know that only Books that reside in the same library may be merged, and that once a merge is completed, it cannot be reversed.

  4. Hit “Merge” and the page will reload with a confirmation message that the amalgamation was successful. It’s that simple! (Note: The revision history for the merged Chapters are preserved.)


Want to see this feature in live-action? Book a demonstration now.

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