On this page, we provide links to useful guides as well as suggestions for how you might put Manifold to work for you. You can also explore Manifold's main page, where there are explanatory videos, documentation, and other resources.

What Can You Do with Manifold?

  • Create aesthetic, dynamic versions of openly licensed digital texts
  • Ensure accessibility of your texts with responsive design that displays well on mobile devices and tablets
  • Create text-based conversations with collaborative annotation
  • Create zero-cost, shareable textbooks, course materials, and scholarly works
  • Use Manifold to publish student work and collective class projects

Key Features

  • Beautiful, readable, accessible longform texts
  • Annotations--highlighting, comments, and social media linking
  • Resources--audio, video, and weblinks anchored within the text or an associated resource collection
  • Collaborative comments on texts and resources
  • Easy citation tool

Getting Started

You can upload a variety of files into Manifold, including: EPUBs i.e. from Standard Ebooks, Wikisource, or Project Gutenberg; Google Docs; Word Docs; Markdown; HTML; and LaTex.

Manifold will create a dynamic Table of Contents based on the chapter structure of EPUBS. EPUBS from Project Gutenberg tend to be low quality and may display with some structural issues in Manifold. Whenever possible, use high quality EPUBS, such as those found on Standard Ebooks. When using other file types, you can either use a heading structure or multiple file ingestion with a manifest in order to create a project with a dynamic heading structure. To learn more about preparing texts for ingestion, see our documentation on this topic.

When your file is ready for ingestion, these guides will help you get started:

For more in-depth guidance, consult our documentation.