Speare Support posted on Feb 13 2017 3:08AM

Hi there! This is Nathaniel Sisco.

In this video, I'm going to show you how to compile boards into a single document and print it and share it.

First, let's open up a single board and compile it as a document.

To compile an individual board, click the compile icon to the left of the "More" button in the top-right corner of the board.

When you click this icon, you will see a preview of your content in document mode.

To print this document, select the "Print" icon and then select the printer or create a PDF. Then make your printing adjustments.

To get back to your workspace after Printing or Canceling the print preview mode, Close the browser tab and then click the left arrow on the document preview window.

You can also "Copy" and "Share" your document. To do that, click the "Compile" icon and then click the "Copy" or "Share" icon.

When you click the "Copy" icon, you can then paste the document into a third-party application like Word.

When you want to share a link to a draft, you can do so by clicking the "Share" icon.

To view your shareable drafts, click the left arrow in the top-left corner of the preview window. Then click the "Menu" icon and select the "Drafts" menu item.

Note: to make several drafts of the same board or boards, you must rename the first board in the compile before you compile and select Share. For example, if your first board is titled, "Chapter 1", you will need to name it "Chapter 1 version 2" if you do not want the original draft overwritten.

Once you've renamed it, you can click the compile button on that board. You can now exit the preview window and go back to see your "Drafts" list by clicking the "Menu" icon and selecting "Drafts".

We can see that we now have two versions of this Chapter.

To exit the "Drafts" view, select the "Menu" icon and select either the "Workspace" or "Boards".

Now let's open a couple more boards and arrange them in the order we want them to be stitched together to form a document.

To compile two or more boards in a Space into one document you must have them open and in the order you want them to be represented in your document.

This model of stitching or compiling boards together to form a document is a great way to divide and conquer larger writing projects like books and courses.

If you treat each board as a single chapter, you can then open up all 21 chapters of your book in this Space and then organize them in the order you want and then compile it into a document.

To compile the open boards in this Space, click the "Compile" icon next to the "New Board" button in the top-right corner of the workspace.

You can scroll through the document to see the order of your content in the document.

If you want to change the order of the content in the document, just click the left arrow in the top-left corner of the preview window.

Then drag and drop the boards to reorder them and click the compile button again to preview the document.

Enjoy!