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Ornamental Breaks

An Ornamental Break is a type of scene break. Use an Ornamental Break to introduce a change of location, time, or narrator with a graphical flourish.

Adding an Ornamental Break

To add an Ornamental Break to your book, select where you’d like to insert the break and choose the Ornamental Break item from the Text Feature menu.

Vellum's Text Feature menu

Presentation in the Text Editor

Ornamental Breaks will appear in the Text Editor as a cluster of three asterisks:

An ornamental break in Vellum’s Text Editor


You can choose from built-in ornaments — or add your own, custom image — by configuring the Ornamental Break Style.