What is a block?

A block is any kind of content you add to the page, such as text, lists, quotes, dividers, or media. You can move blocks around on the page to reorder your information.

Supernova has a special set of powerful blocks for tokens and components that utilize your design system data in unique ways. Keep manual documentation editing to a minimum and have your content automatically stay up to date. And when you introduce custom blocks through documentation exporters, anything is possible!


Types of blocks

The default documentation blocks available are text, media, and token blocks. There is also the possibility of creating powerful custom blocks that can do anything else you need for your company's documentation.


Working with blocks

Create a new block

Add text by typing, or add content blocks by typing / or clicking the + button on any empty row.


Delete a block

To delete any block, hover on the row and click to open the block menu, and choose Delete.

You can also delete any text block by selecting it and typing the Del key

Duplicate a block

To duplicate a block, hover on the row and click to open the block menu, and choose Duplicate.

You can also duplicate one or more text block by selecting it and typing the Cmd/Ctrl + D keys

Convert to a different block type

To change a block type from one style to another, for example, to convert text into a header:

  1. Hover over the block row and click to open the menu
  2. Select Convert to... and select from a list of compatible block types
Note: Some block types are not compatible with others and thus cannot be converted

Move a block

To move a block, click and drag the icon to move the block to a different line. You can also copy and paste blocks using the shortcuts Cmd + C and Cmd + V.