Creating Parts and Chapters

Parts are how your textbook content is divided up, and act to break-up content into sections in your book.



This works well for PDF versions of textbooks, but for web reading chapters can get too lengthy and involve a lot of scrolling. We recommend dividing up your textbook in this way:

  • Think of Parts as Chapters
  • Think of Chapters as Chapter Sections

By doing this, the content will be divided up into smaller chunks which is easier to navigate.


To create a new section, click on Organize Page in the menu bar to go to your Book Organization Page and choose to Add Part.


Once a new section has been created, you can easily add chapters to that part by clicking the Add Chapter button underneath that section.
Screenshot showing where the add chapters buttons are

Related User Guides

Here are some other guides that walk you through this same process. Due to there being different instances of Pressbooks, their instructions may vary slightly.



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