Latest Updates to the Pressbooks System

By Zoe Wake Hyde If you’ve ever tried a new feature in Pressbooks, you know that we’re always trying to improve our system and make it work for you, our users. But what you might not know is that behind the scenes, we’re making regular updates and changes, many of which you won’t ever notice.

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Introducing: Hypothesis Annotations in Pressbooks

By Zoe Wake Hyde Pressbooks has recently added Hypothesis as an annotation and highlighting tool that can be added to your webbook. If you already know about Hypothesis, we think you’ll be quite excited by this, but if you’re not familiar, here’s what you need to know. What is Hypothesis? Hypothesis is a simple web annotation tool

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[UPDATED] Temporary Issue with Cardo Font in PDF Exports

This issue has now been resolved, but some users may need to make a small change if they are using Custom CSS with any of the affected themes. See instructions on how to fix the problem at the end of this post. We’ve recently encountered an issue with our PDF conversion tool that will temporarily

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Image Sizing & Resolution for Your Book

By Zoe Wake Hyde At Pressbooks, we often get questions about how to make sure the images in your book are print-ready and ebook-perfect. To address some of the most common queries and offer some guidance on how to manage your images even before you upload them to Pressbooks, we’ve developed this short FAQ. It should

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Changes to Footnotes in Galbraith and Graham Themes

We have recently made a small change in the Galbraith and Graham themes that may increase your page count if you have a long book with lots of footnotes. We have slightly altered the footnote spacing in order to give the text more room, particularly next to page footers, and while we have minimized the

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New! Control Your Book’s Font Size, Margins, Running Heads & Feet

We’re Changing How Theme Options Work in Pressbooks Finally, more control of your PDF outputs. There are a few things much harder than they should be in Pressbooks: changing the font size and page margins of your PDF, for instance. This is especially a problem when you are trying to control the length of your book, which can help

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We’ve Expanded the Pressbooks User Guide

We’ve added to the documentation we provide for Pressbooks users in the Guide to Using Pressbooks. Wondering about the order of items in your book export? This post explains the default order of types of content in your front and back matter, and how to change it. We get a lot of questions about how

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Pressbooks Year in Review: 2015

Thank You for Choosing Pressbooks! We’re taking a look at the Pressbooks year in review. It’s been an exciting year at Pressbooks, and we want to thank you for being part of it. We appreciate all you’ve done to support Pressbooks and help us grow. Here are just a few highlights of what we’ve been able to

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Create Your Book Cover in Pressbooks

New! DIY Book Covers PDF+EBOOK Pro Books Now Come With Cover Generator Now You Can Create Ebook and Print Book Covers in Pressbooks  Book covers can be complicated to create. If you’re looking for a simple solution, you now have a new option in the Pressbooks cover creator tool (available in all PDF+EBOOK Pro-upgraded books). To

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Pressbooks at Library Event for Local Book Authors

If you’re a local author in the Phoenix area, you can connect with Pressbooks in person this weekend at a library event for local authors. Marketing Manager Elizabeth Mays will be providing advice and resources for self-publishing at the Local Authors Book Sale at the Scottsdale Civic Center Public Library Dec. 5 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. The event is

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