Include a Partial

Partials are AsciiDoc files that contain reusable snippets of content. Partials are saved in the partials directory. Typically, a partial and the standard page it’s used in are stored in the same module. However, regardless of a partial’s source module, it can be inserted into any standard page in your documentation site using the include directive and the partial file’s resource ID.

Include directive structure for partials

Let’s break down the AsciiDoc syntax and resource coordinates you need to include a partial into a standard page.

include::version@component:module:partial$name-of-file.adoc[optional attributes]
  1. On a new line, enter the name of the directive followed by two colons, include::.

    include::version@component:module:partial$name-of-file.adoc[optional attributes]
  2. Enter the resource ID of the partial file. A partial’s resource coordinates are determined just like the coordinates in an xref.

    include::version@component:module:partial$name-of-file.adoc[optional attributes]
  3. The resource ID must contain the partial$ family.

    include::version@component:module:partial$name-of-file.adoc[optional attributes]
  4. Close the directive with a set of square brackets ([]). The brackets can contain an optional list of attributes such as leveloffset and tags. The attributes should be entered as key=value pairs separated by commas.

    include::version@component:module:partial$name-of-file.adoc[optional attributes]
Currently, Antora only supports filtering includes by tags.

Include a partial from the same module

When the partial file and the standard page file belong to the same module, you only need to enter the family name (partial$) and the name of the partial file.

A paragraph in the standard page.

include::partial$cli-options.adoc[] (1)

Another paragraph in the standard page.
include::partial$addendum/lifecycle.adoc[] (2)
1 Enter the include on a new line. If you want the partial contents to be a standalone block, make sure there’s a blank line above and below it.
2 To attach the partial to another block, enter it on a new line but don’t insert a blank line between the include and the block content.

Include a partial from another module

When the partial file and the page file are in the same component, but different modules, enter the partial’s module, family (partial$), and the filename of the partial.


Include a partial from another component

When the partial file and the page file belong to different components, enter the partial’s component, module, family (partial$), and the filename of the partial.


When including a partial from another component, the include directive will use the partial file from the latest stable version of the component unless you specify a version coordinate. In the next example, the page will include the partial specifically from the 2.0 version of the catalog component.