Ways to Create Objects

How do you create an object?

When clicking the plus-button, you’ll be presented with a menu of standard types, plus your most recently-used Types. You can then choose which one you want to create.

This behavior can be changed in your vault settings to either hover or right-click. Both of these alternative settings will change the behavior of the left-click to immediately create a new object with the type that is set as your default object type in your space settings.

The hover setting will additionally show the original menu after you hover over the + button for a few seconds, while the right-click setting will require you to right-click the + button instead.

Forward Slash Command

When working in Anytype you can create a new Object by typing the "/". This will bring up the list of Objects that you have created. Simply select the Object you'd like to create and it will be linked at your current place.

You can also link to an existing Object here.

Use a Shortcut

For a quick creation of a new Object, you can use this shortcut: ⌘+N

This will perform the same action as clicking the "+" sign in the navigation bar.

Turn Into Object

If you are working on something in an existing Object and would like to transform only a certain block into an Object, you can do that through the action menu by either:

  1. Hovering to the left side of the block that you are working on and clicking the 3 dots.

  2. Using the ⌘+/ keyboard shortcut.

Action menu

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