After you have created multiple topics, you will find they will all appear in your Table of Contents as one flat list. However, for most manuals you probably want a more structured list, that is, have your topic list divided into headers and sub-headers. Like the ToC of the manual you are reading now.

First thing you need to understand: in Manula a header (like the Getting Started header on the left) is a topic too. So basically there is no distinction between headers, sub-headers and topics. There all just topics, but at different “levels” of the Table of Content.

Now here’s how to re-arrange topics in the Table of Contents. It’s easy, just drag and drop.

Creating a child-topic

To make a topic into a child-topic of another one:

  • Move your mouse pointer over the ToC on the left and hover over the one you want to become a child-topic.
    A drag icon () will appear on the left.
  • Click and drag the drag icon. This will let you move the topic within the ToC.
  • The blue area will show the spots where you can drop it.
  • Now drop the topic onto the topic you want it to be a child of.

Changing the order of topics

Moving topics around, to change their order, is also done by dragging and dropping in the ToC:

  • Again, move your mouse over the topic you want to move.
  • Pick it up by its’ drag icon and move you mouse up or down over the ToC.
  • The blue area will show the spots where you can drop it, showing a large blue rectangle when you hover over a different topic and a thin blue line if you hover between topics.
  • Now drop your topic into the location where you want it to be, that is, on the blue line between two other topics.
Last modified: 19 Jun 2020

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