Pressbooks Blog

Updates and Bug Fixes to 5 Themes Coming Soon!

Note: This communication applies to Pressbooks.com, Ingramspark.pressbooks.pub, and a handful of private networks (you will have been notified by email if this applies to you). If you are on a PressbooksEDU network, go to the Pressbooks.education blog post for information relevant to you. We’ll be releasing some improvements and bug fixes to five themes (McLuhan,

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New! Customize Textbox Colors, Table Captions, and Other Improvements to Pressbooks

We’ve made a few tweaks and improvements to Pressbooks that we think you’ll be happy about! Collapsible sections First, the following themes now have an option to collapse subsections within a chapter in the webbook: Asimov Clarke Jacobs McLuhan This will be particularly useful for books in which chapters contain many large subsections. With subsections

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Open Resource Built on Pressbooks Wins Open Education Award

A Guide to Making Open Textbooks with Students, built on Pressbooks, has been recognized by the Open Education Consortium. Other winners include the H5P plugin, now available on PressbookEDU. A Guide to Making Open Textbooks With Students just won a 2018 Open Education Award for Excellence in the Open Textbook category, and it’s built on

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New Features Coming to Pressbooks EDU in Q2!

We’ve heard a lot lately from Pressbooks’ educational users about what they’d like to see in PressbooksEDU networks. And we’re responding at lightning speed! So far in Q1, we’ve redesigned the look and feel of webbooks and introduced the new customizable network theme (Aldine). (This work was done with Ryerson University, funded through an eCampusOntario

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Enhanced Interactivity (Video, Audio & More) Now Available in Pressbooks

We’re happy to announce some major improvements to interactivity in Pressbooks books. Previously, if you wanted to include a video (or other embedded content) in Pressbooks, there were three ways to do it. The first was to include a link to the video, which worked well on the webbook, but not anywhere else. Uploading the

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Meet New Pressbooks Team Members Daniel, JC, and Phil

As most of you know, we’re a small team at Pressbooks. So we’re thrilled to announce that our small team is finally getting a little bigger. Please welcome Daniel Fernandes, JC Guan, and Phil Nelson. Daniel Fernandes is working on converting our 20 themes to be more user-friendly, standardizing the CSS and adding the new

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Tim Craig’s Cool Japan Finds Success as Textbook

Author Tim Craig’s book Cool Japan is selling well, getting great reviews, and has even been adopted as a textbook. Tim published the book Cool Japan: Case Studies from Japan’s Cultural and Creative Industries in September 2017. It contains 12 case studies on Japanese cultural industries, both pop and traditional, and has been recently updated

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New Look for Pressbooks Web Books & Other Big Changes

We’ve made some big changes to Pressbooks that we hope will make your workflow easier. Here’s what’s new. At Long Last, a Save Button We heard your pleas for a clearer way to save your chapters. It’s here! (In the past, the “save” button was named Update, Publish, or other variations based on the status

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Pressbooks Major Release Scheduled Feb. 28

As we mentioned last month, we’ve been working hard on some improvements to Pressbooks. The major release is scheduled for later this month. Here’s a heads up of the changes that are on the way. Most of the improvements are under the hood. However, there are a few big changes we would like to call

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Reminder! Update Your Custom CSS in Pressbooks

Note that the below changes are for those using Pressbooks.com and ingramspark.pressbooks.pub. If you are on a different Pressbooks network, such as a Pressbooks EDU instance, changes to your network will differ, and you will receive a separate communication with specifics.  As we mentioned in early January, we’ve got some major improvements coming to Pressbooks.

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