• Create and publish eTexts for your classes.
  • Compile student essays and writings from your course.
  • Publish student work
  • Collaborative writing

Pressbooks is easy-to-use book writing software that lets you create a book in all the formats you need to publish. Pressbooks delivers print-ready PDF files, as well as ebook files, using several optimized formats to look great on mobile devices.

As a member of the OSU community, you have access to Pressbooks, and simply using the Login button on the main screen, entering and submitting your ONID credentials, will create your account. The post login screen will give you the opportunity to Create a Book. You do not have to create a book at the first login, however, you may create a book at any time.

The basic steps include:

  1. Prepare your docx file: First, using the Styles menu (not the formatting menu) in Word, make sure you apply NORMAL styling to the entire document; and apply Heading1 style to your chapter headings.
  2. In Pressbooks, go to: Left Menu/Tools —> Import.
  3. Select: File Type: docx
  4. Choose your file from your computer
  5. Upload
  6. Select which content/sections you want to import
  7. Decide whether the content/sections are: front-matter, chapters, or back-matter
  8. Import
  9. Arrange your chapters in the right order
  10. Test some exports, clean up markup, and off you go!

The Pressbooks User Guide provides more details, including tips for formatting your Word document prior to importing, and screenshots. It also provides a link to a YouTube tutorial video which may be useful to you.