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    Themes for Academic and Educational Texts

    Pressbooks users have access to over 20 themes. This number may or may not be higher, depending on if your standalone network has contracted Pressbooks to create custom themes. You can access your theme choices by going to Appearance > Themes from the left sidebar menu of your book’s dashboard. Many themes have been built with academic Read more »


    The Appearance tab is where you make choices that affect how your book is designed, including a base theme template for your book which determines the display of fonts, headings, chapter titles, and other basic elements. In this chapter we will cover: Themes How to Change a Theme Theme Options Global Options Web Options PDF Read more »

    5-Steps to Getting Started on Pressbooks

    Pressbooks is a simple book publishing tool. Put your book content into Pressbooks, edit as you like, and create beautiful printbooks, ebooks, and webbooks simultaneously. This chapter will gives you a very quick overview of Pressbooks, which can be explored in more detail in the rest of this Guide. The Simple 5-Step Guide to Making Read more »


    Contents Available shortcodes: Headings and subheadings Code Email Equations/Latex Blockquote Footnote Anchor Textbox Columns Media Captions Image gallery Embed Appplying Custom Classes Nested Shortcodes Overview A shortcode is code similar to HTML, but is Pressbooks-specific and allows you to easily insert formatting or content elements. Shortcodes are typically easier to use than HTML and can Read more »

    Collapsible Subsections for Webbook

    Collapsible subsections are useful for users whose books have long chapters with multiple smaller parts. Examples of works that this feature would be useful for include: textbooks, monographs, course syllabi, and more. Four themes on Pressbooks offer the option to have collapsible subsections within a webbook chapter: McLuhan Clarke Asimov Jacobs These are the most Read more »

    Formatting Ordered Lists

    In Pressbooks, you can choose to create ordered lists or bulleted lists. These options are available on the toolbar of your Visual Editor.  The default setting for an ordered list is numbers: Apples Bananas Cherries A hierarchical list will look like this: Fruit Apples Red Delicioius However, you can change this setting from the default in Read more »

    Customizing your Exports with Custom Styles

    Pressbooks allows you to modify our themes using CSS. You can use custom styles to customize your web, ebook (EPUB) and PDF (print and digital) files. Please note that Pressbooks does not offer support for comprehensive CSS formatting. This chapter covers the following: What are Custom Styles How to Add Custom Styles What Changes are Read more »

    Adding Pullquotes

    This chapter will cover: What are pullquotes How to add them to your book Things to be aware of when using pullquotes What Are Pullquotes? Pullquotes are short sections of texts that are “pulled” from the text to call out and highlight, drawing attention to these passages and adding graphic interest to a page. Pressbooks supports Read more »

    Theme Lock

    This chapter will cover: What the theme lock function does Why you might want to use it How to enable it on your book What is the theme lock feature? Theme lock allows you to lock in your book’s styling, exactly as it is when you’re finished working on it. As we update the Pressbooks Read more »

    Adding Dropcaps to Your Book

    This chapter will cover: How dropcaps behave in different formats Which Pressbooks themes include dropcaps How to add dropcaps manually if they aren’t appearing automatically Dropcaps in Different Formats Dropcaps are a traditional, decorative element that have been used in manuscripts for centuries. They are still a common device in some print books, but are Read more »