61 Delete a Part

Last update: Feb 27/20

To delete Main Body parts:

  1. Click the Organize tab in the Dashboard menu to view the parts and chapters in a book.
  2. Scroll over the name of the part that you want to delete to reveal the Edit, Trash, and View options.
  3. Click “Trash.” (Note that there is no warning message.)


If the deleted part contains chapters, these will be moved to another part. If the deleted part was below the first Main Body part, the orphan chapter(s) will move to the first part. If the deleted part is the first Main Body part, the orphan chapter will move to the last part. Consider moving chapters to another part before deleting the part.

IMPORTANT: The front matter and back matter parts of a book cannot be deleted, but chapters within these parts can be added or deleted.

Restore a part

To restore a deleted part:

  1. Scroll over (or click) the Organize tab in the Dashboard menu to reveal a drop-down menu.
  2. Click “Trash” at the bottom of the menu.
    • Note 1: “Trash” will not appear for a part if there is only one part in the main body of a book.
    • Note 2: The chapters from the deleted part are automatically moved to the first part of the book.
    • Note 3: If a part is restored after deletion, its chapters remain in the first part. These chapters can be reinstated to their original part by using the Move Down link.
  3. Locate the deleted item, and click “Restore” in the far-right Action column

IMPORTANT: Items in the trash will be permanently deleted after one day.


"" For more information, see Parts in the Pressbooks User Guide.
The below video is from the Pressbooks Video Tutorial Series.




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