Branch points allow you to create and connect sequences to represent narrative paths where multiple options are present.
To create a branch point, select the sequence node where you want the divergence to take place, then click the ‘New Branch’ button.
This opens the branch menu. You can also add new branches by right-clicking a sequence to bring up the context menu, and selecting ‘New Branch' (this method does not open the branch menu automatically, allowing for the faster creation of multiple branch points).
From here, you can give the branch a title and define the connecting sequences. You can either choose from any existing sequence nodes, or create new sequence nodes by typing new sequence titles.
Click ‘Update’ to create the branch point.
A branch node will be added to the Story Map, as a blue node, by default, along with arrows that represent connections to sequences. There is no limit to how many sequences can be connected through a branch point.
Double-clicking the branch point node will re-open the Branch Menu, where you can add additional notes and and customize its appearance.
Once a branch point is created, it will add a Branch Box to its originating sequence.
This box contains all relevant branch data, including the title of the branch, the title of the connected sequences, and the connected sequence descriptions. This box can be moved around within the originating sequence by dragging and dropping.
Adding New a Sequence or Name Editing via Branch Points
The Connected Sequences list in the branch modal are editable, allowing users to quickly retitle or add new connected sequences.
Open the Branch by double clicking on it, type into the sequence title field to add a new sequence:
Press return, click update or click out of the field to close the edit state, adding a new sequence to the Branch:
To rename an existing sequence, open a given branch and click on a connected sequence. This will open an editable field and automatically select the existing text:
You can type over the current sequence title, press tab to open the edit field for the next sequence in the list or click update to exit the window; cancel will discard these changes.
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