New Story to File (Ctrl+N)
Create a new Campfire Story.
Open Story from File (Ctrl+O)
Open an existing Campfire Story.
Save Story (Ctrl+S)
Save your Campfire Story.
Deletes your Campfire Story.Preferences
Change Campfire preferences.
Access useful utilities that help with licensing issues, accessing backups, and more.
Navigate Left (Ctrl+Left Arrow)
Change pages from right to left (i.e. Character view to Title Page, Title Page to World, etc).
Navigate Right (Ctrl+Right Arrow)
Change pages from left to right (i.e. Character view to Timeline, Timeline to World, etc).
Quit (Mac: Cmd+Q)
Upgrade to a higher version of Campfire, or change the license key that your instance of Campfire is using.
Undo the last text operation, i.e. a text deletion, addition, etc. This does not undo Campfire functions (like adding/editing/deleting characters, events, or locations).
Redo the last text operation, i.e. a text deletion, addition, etc. This does not redo Campfire functions (like adding/editing/deleting characters, events, or locations).
Cut the currently selected text.
Copy the currently selected text.
Paste text from your clipboard.
Select All (Ctrl+A)
Select all the text in an element.
Start Dictation (macOS)
Add text via dictation.
Emoji & Symbols (macOS)
Add emoji and other symbols as text.
Change to the Characters view.
Add and remove filters that affect which of your characters are displayed in the sidebar. Each filter has an AND relationship with other filters; that is, any character that fails to satisfy one of the filters will be filtered out.
Add a new character to your story, and fill in basic information like name, age, gender, etc.
Make modifications to the selected character’s name, age, and other basic information.
Permanently remove the selected character from your story. This cannot be undone.
Create a relationship between the selected character and another. Relationships are in the format: “Character 1 is __________ of Character 2”. Ex: John is Friend of Tom, John is Husband of Jane, etc.
Remove relationships from which the selected character is “Character 1” (see Add Relationship).
Add a new text or image panel to the story. To persist this change, make sure to save your new layout using Save Layout or Save Layout As. Otherwise, the layout will return to Default the next time the page is updated.
Hide the currently selected panel. To persist this change, make sure to save the layout using Save Layout or Save Layout As. Otherwise, the layout will return to Default the next time the page is updated.
Show Hidden Panels
Choose which of the currently hidden panels you’d like to show. To persist this change, make sure to save the layout using Save Layout or Save Layout As. Otherwise, the layout will return to Default the next time the page is updated.
Save the current layout (overwrites the current layout).
Save Layout As
Save the current layout to a new layout file. Layouts are application-level files – so they are usable from all your Campfire stories.
Load a layout to the selected character. If the panels required by the layout are not present, they will be added automatically.
Rename the current layout.
Permanently delete the selected layout from Campfire. This deletes it from all your Campfire stories!
Import Characters from CSV
Import a list of characters from a CSV file. For more information about this, go to Learn Campfire.
Import Character from CHAR
Import a Campfire character from a CHAR file that you generated using Characters -> Export Character to CHAR. This preserves all information except for relationships and events.
Export Character to PDF
Export a PDF version of the selected character’s information.
Export Character to CHAR
Export a Campfire character to a CHAR file that can then be imported into other Campfire Stories.
View Character Arcs
Change to the Character Arcs view.
Export Character Arc to PDF
Export the selected character’s arc to a PDF.
Export Trait Graph
Export the selected character’s arc to a graph containing the character’s traits.
Change to the Relationships view.
Add Relationship Web
Add a Relationship Web.
Add Family Tree
Add a Relationship Web pre-loaded with the relationships needed to design a family tree.
Add Friendship Web
Add a Relationship Web pre-loaded with the relationships needed to map friends, lovers, and enemies.Add Color to Key
Add a color to the selected Relationship Web’s Color Key.
Change to the Timeline view.
Add a new event to the timeline, with key information like type, magnitude, location, and characters.
Edit the currently selected event.
Delete the currently selected events.
Connect the currently selected events.
Add a new divider to the timeline. To add a name to the divider, right-click it and choose Set Name.
Export Full Timeline to PDF
Export the timeline to a PDF outline.
Export Filtered Timeline to PDF
Exports all Events visible under the current set of filters to a PDF outline.
Change to the World view.
Choose which of your maps to display.
Add a new map to your world. Choose an image and set a size for the image, in pixels.
Delete the currently viewed map from your world.
Set Map Image
Change the image used for this map, and the size for the image in pixels.
Change Map Type
Change the map type.
Rename the currently selected map.
Pin Pre-Existing Location
Pin a pre-existing location to this map.
Unpin Location From Map
Unpin the currently selected location from this map.
Add a new location to your story, with key information like name, type, culture, politics, etc.
Edit the currently selected location.
Permanently delete the currently selected location from all maps.
Import Location from LOC
Import a Location from a LOC file that you generated using World -> Export Location to LOC.
Export Location to LOC
Export the selected Location to a LOC file that can then be imported into other Campfire Stories.
Export Location to PDF
Export the selected Location to a PDF Location Sheet.
Change to the Encyclopedia View.
Adds an Encyclopedia Entry to the Group you are working in.
Duplicates the currently selected Encyclopedia Entry.
Deletes the currently selected Encyclopedia Entry.
Adds a panel to the currently selected Encyclopedia Entry.
Adds an image to the currently selected Encyclopedia Entry.
Import Entries from ENCY
Allows you to import Encyclopedia Entries from an ENCY file.
Export Entry to PDF
Exports the currently selected Encyclopedia Entry to PDF.
Export Encyclopedia to PDF
Exports the entire Encyclopedia to PDF.
Export Encyclopedia to ENCY
Exports the Encyclopedia to an ENCY, which you can use to import Entries into another Campfire Story.
View your story’s title page.
View your story’s characters page.
View your story’s character arcs page.
View your story’s relationships page.
View your story’s timeline.
View your story’s world.
View your story’s encyclopedia.
Zoom In (Ctrl+Plus)
Zoom in on the current page.
Zoom Out (Ctrl+Minus)
Zoom out of the current page.
Set the zoom level back to 100%.
Select the theme to use for this story.
Create a new custom theme.
Toggle Full Screen
Go in or out of full screen mode.
Search for a menu item.
A link to our Introduction to Campfire page.
A link to our Introduction to Characters page.
A link to our Introduction to the Timeline page.
A link to our Introduction to the World page.
Request Help on Facebook
Directs you to the Campfire Users Facebook Group.
Request Help on Twitter
Directs you to the Campfire Technology Twitter.
Request Help on Reddit
Directs you to the Campfire Technology Reddit.
Report a Bug
File a bug report.