Welcome to the community-driven documentation project for the Sublime Text editor!

Sublime Text is a versatile, fun, and fast text editor for code and prose that automates repetitive tasks so you can focus the important stuff. It is supported on macOS, Windows and Linux. Its versatility comes from a wide range of community-developed third-party packages that provide syntax highlighting, snippets, or other automation backed by [Python][] plugins. The default distribution of Sublime Text aims to provide a basic but very functional set of features, but it can easily be turned into a full-fledged IDE, if so desired.

In this guide, you will learn how to use Sublime Text effectively and how to extend it with functionality that caters to your workflow.

If you're starting out with Sublime Text and already installed it, we recommend beginning with the Basic Concepts page. Otherwise, feel free to use the sidebar on the left to navigate to your topic of interest.

If you're interested in the nitty-gritty details of how you can customize and extend Sublime Text to your liking, check out the Reference section of this guide via the navigation bar on top. You can always go back to this page by clicking on "Guide" in that same bar.

Happy learning!

One last note before you dive in

You can switch the page's theme by using the cog in the top navigation bar. Changing the theme and using the search bar require JavaScript, because this is a statically hosted site. Other than that, this site site can be used without JavaScript.

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# History

The Unofficial Sublime Text Documentation was started by Guillermo López-Anglada in 2010 and later joined by FichteFoll in 2013, receiving countless contributions by other members of the community through its entire lifetime. In 2014, it was backed by a fundraiser and supported by individuals and Sublime HQ Pty Ltd.

After that version of the docs, originally hosted on, went down in November 2019 and the maintainer of both the repo and the domain could not be contacted anymore, the project was forked of the original under an older, more permissive license and rebooted at its current domain of In the process, the underlying markup rendering framework was changed from Sphinx to Vuepress and the documents have been restructured into the two guide and reference main sections you can see in the navigation bar at the top.

# Contributing to the Documentation

If you want to contribute to this documentation, head over to the GitHub repository. You will also find an "Edit this page" link at the bottom of each page that will redirect you directly to the source file of the page you are currently viewing. Please review our contribution guidelines for formatting questions.