17 Enabling File Downloads from Webbook Homepage

Users on PressbooksEDU Networks have the ability to make different export formats downloadable on their webbook’s homepage for anyone to obtain different formats from. This is especially useful for instructors who want to allow students to download the book in a range of formats across several devices and modalities for both digital and print.

Making file exports available for download

Network managers and book administrators can make file exports available for download to visitors on the homepage of individual books by doing the following:

1. Visit the book’s dashboard

2. Hover over Settings

3. Click Sharing & Privacy

Go to Settings > Sharing & Privacy

4. Scroll down to Share Latest Export Files and click “Yes. I would like the latest export files to be available on the homepage for free, to everyone.”

5. Click Save Changes. Now, any files that you export will be made available for download on your book’s home page.

Click "Yes" and then "Save Changes"

The book will now have download options available from the webbook homepage, as you can see below.

On your book's homepage, you'll see public options for download
Note: This feature is typically activated by default for PressbooksEDU networks. If you do not see the option described above when visiting the ‘Sharing and Privacy Settings’ page for an individual book, please contact Premium Support for assistance.

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Requesting a Feature

We are always glad to hear your feature requests. If there are any new features you’d like to see on Pressbooks, you can send your requests to our Premium Support inbox. You should receive the Premium Support email address as a part of your PressbooksEDU onboarding.

In general, we prioritize regular feature development for the needs of educational users as a whole. However, we can expedite the development of certain features under a custom development contract. 


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