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Story Files#


You are reading documentation for Twine 1. This is maintained for archival purposes only.

There are two kinds of files that Twine works with:

  • Story: Editable versions opened with Twine; .tws file extension
  • Output: Read-only versions opened in a web browser; a .html extension

File Menu#

  • File -> Save Story and File -> Save Story saves Story.
  • File -> Open Story opens a Story


  • Build -> "Build Story..." creates an HTML file
  • Build -> Rebuild Story updates the last build with any latest content
  • Build -> Test opens the Story in a debugging mode
  • Build -> "Test Play from Here..." opens the Story in a debugging mode from the currently selected passage