Create a Narrative

Take the tour!

Before you start working on your Narrative, we suggest that you take the Narrative Tour. Just select “Narrative Tour” from the “?” menu. This new feature walks you through the user interface, pointing out various useful aspects of it.

You can create a new Narrative from your Dashboard by clicking the “+ New Narrative” button, which will take you to the main Narrative Interface. If you are already in the Narrative Interface, you can start a new Narrative by selecting the Narratives tab (next to  Analyze) and clicking the button labeled “+ New Narrative.”

Your Narrative will open in a new browser tab and contain a default “Welcome” cell that provides brief instructions for using the Narrative Interface. You can retain this cell or delete it with the “Delete cell” item in the “…” menu in the upper right corner of the cell.

You can name your Narrative now (by clicking on “Untitled” and entering a new name) or wait until later. Note that your Narrative won’t appear in your Narratives list until it is named something other than ‘Untitled’ and you have clicked the Save button to save it.

We hope that after working on your Narrative, you will want to share it with other users, but any Narrative you create is private until you choose to share it.

In the sections that follow, we will explain how to explore dataadd data to your Narrative, and use apps to analyze it.

Copy and run Narratives created by others

If you don’t feel quite ready to create your own Narrative, you can copy and run a Narrative that someone else has shared with you. Please see the Access and Copy Narratives section for more information.