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    The Simple 5 Step Guide to Making a Book with Pressbooks

    Create Your Book If you already have an account on an EDU or self-hosted Pressbooks network, you can create a book by doing the following: Login to your admin dashboard & click the ‘Create a Book‘ button: Fill in your desired webbook address and book title and click the ‘Create book‘ button. Your webbook address Read more »


    The Appearance menu allows you to make choices that affect how your webbook and export files look. In this chapter we will cover: Selecting Your Book Theme Theme Options Global Options Web Options PDF Options Ebook Options Custom Styles Selecting Your Book Theme Themes are the base of the design for your book. Pressbooks offers Read more »

    Apply Custom Styles

    The Custom Styles feature allows you to add CSS to your book’s stylesheet to change the default formatting for any of our themes. If you’re fluent in CSS, this means that you can customize the appearance your web, ebook (EPUB) and PDF (print and digital) files. Please note that Pressbooks does not offer support for Read more »

    Lock Your Theme

    Locking your theme allows you to freeze your book’s appearance exactly as it is when you’re finished working on it. This is primarily useful if you want to freeze the page count or layout for the print PDF version of your book. Updates to Pressbooks and our various themes sometimes have an impact on existing Read more »

    Apply Special Formatting

    This chapter presents a collection of special formatting tips and techniques that have come in handy for Pressbooks users over the years. Set Custom Indentation Rules for Selected Paragraphs Pressbooks includes theme settings which allow you to choose between paragraph indentation or spacing between paragraphs. In addition to these general settings, you can customize the Read more »


    Pressbooks allows multiple people to work together in a shared book project with different authoring, editing, and publishing permissions. Read on to learn about: Adding Users and Assigning Permissions Managing Users and Changing Permissions  User Roles in Pressbooks Adding Users and Assigning Permissions You can access the ‘Add New Users’ interface either by selecting Users Read more »

    Automatic Pages and Export-only Content

    Most of your book is created by adding content and structure through the Organize tool. However, when you generate ebook and PDF exports, Pressbooks automatically generates some parts of your book, depending on the book format you’re creating and the settings you have chosen. In this chapter, we’ll cover what content is created automatically and how Read more »

    Produce PDF Exports

    Pressbooks outputs PDFs of your book with different professional template designs depending on the theme you’ve chosen. Pressbooks allows users to produce two different types of PDF export files: ‘PDF (for digital distribution)‘ and ‘PDF (for print)‘. PDF (for digital distribution) exports are designed to be viewed on a digital device (like a computer, tablet, Read more »

    Produce Ebook (EPUB) Exports

    Pressbooks makes it easy to produce the EPUB file exports for your book that you need to sell or distribute your book with popular ebook distribution services. EPUB is the standard file format used by nearly all ebook distributors: including Amazon, Apple’s iBooks, Nook, Kobo, Google Play, Smashwords and many more. NOTE: Amazon has discontinued Read more »

    Create and Edit Parts

    Most books contain three primary components: Front Matter (things like copyright and preface), Back Matter (things like index and appendices) and the Main Body (at least one ‘part‘ with at least one ‘chapter‘). In Pressbooks terminology, a ‘part’ is a container which can contain as many individual chapters as you want. It may be helpful Read more »