Working in MS Word

We highly discourage authors from writing in MS Word and then copying this material into Pressbooks as this will both create more work for the author and can potentially create problems during the editing phase of a project. Instead, we ask that you work directly in Pressbooks. Please see this chapter for instructions on how to work effectively in Pressbooks. If you require a training session or have questions about Pressbooks, please contact a DEU instructional designer.

If you do have a large amount of material in MS Word that needs to be added to Pressbooks, please see How to Import Content from MS Word.

If entering small amounts of material from MS Word to Pressbooks, here are some other items to keep in mind;

  • If working in MS Word, don’t format; keep it simple
  • Don’t copy from MS Word and paste into Pressbooks
  • Don’t copy from Pressbooks into MS Word (and back into Pressbooks).


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