--- tags: tutorials disqus: hackmd --- How to Create a Book <i class="fa fa-book"></i> === You can easily group related notes into a book, like this [tutorial book](https://hackmd.io/c/tutorials/). Grouping notes into a book makes sharing and managing knowledge much easier. Notes within a book <i class="fa fa-book"></i> can be further grouped into different sections, like "chapters" in a book. This gives readers context of your book <i class="fa fa-book"></i>. Like all our [features](https://hackmd.io/features), making a book can be easily done with Markdown syntax. ## Steps: ### 1. Create a new note, this note would become your book <i class="fa fa-book"></i> when you're done. --- ### 2. Create the title for your book <i class="fa fa-book"></i>, like how you create title for any note. - Type the title at the top of your note - Add 3 equals `===` **right below it** ![Book_title](https://i.imgur.com/sXQb2P9.gif) --- ### 3. (optional) Create Section Title(s): - Type section title(s) in your note, below the book <i class="fa fa-book"></i> title. - Right below your section title(s), add 3 dashes `---` ![Section_title](https://i.imgur.com/3uOU1Zq.gif) --- ### 4. Add links to notes you want in the book <i class="fa fa-book"></i>. - Type 1 dash `-` followed by 1 space ` ` to make an unordered list (or bullet points). - Right after the space, create a link to your note, using [Link Exploder](/8jYSvSXGScen-m8-qIFT4A). ![](https://i.imgur.com/DFTR048.gif) --- ### 5. Repeat Step 3 and Step 4 until you are happy with your book <i class="fa fa-book"></i>. ![more_note](https://i.imgur.com/gA70kwV.gif) --- ### 6. **Publish!** ### Go to the drop down menu at the top right corner and click <i class="fa fa-book"></i> Book Mode! ![make_book](https://i.imgur.com/6Ojm4Ul.gif) --- ### 7. **Share!** - Now your book is published, you can share it! - Your very first note would be the landing page of the book, and it would appended at the end of the URL. - You can ignore the appended url for simplicity, or change your landing page as you pleased by changing the appended URL part. ![share_book](https://i.imgur.com/aiS6SP3.gif) --- ## Frequently Neglected Points: - All links to notes should have a dash and space `-` in front of it (so it would look like it's listed in an unordered list in your *View pane*). ## External Link You could also add `[target=_blank]` to force the link open in new tab, like this: ```markdown - [Release Notes](/s/release-notes) [target=_blank] ``` **If you add a link starts with http (non-SSL), we'll also make it open in new tab.** ###### tags: `tutorial`