Book Formatting

Digital Formatting, File Types, and Submissions
Which programs do you accept for my manuscript?

Xlibris AU will accept manuscripts in many file types listed here:


  • Microsoft Word
  • Adobe InDesign up to version CS6

    InDesign files must be set up using the page size and margin specifications indicated in our templates. For versions of InDesign newer than CS6, the manuscript will need to be exported as an IDML or INX file before submission. All images and files included in the document must also be submitted with the InDesign file for proper printing. If you have questions regarding the submission process, please contact your Check-In Coordinator.


NOTE: Although these are acceptable file types, manuscripts submitted in the following formats will be converted to Word in order to be imported into our design program. Please be advised that conversion errors may be introduced during this process.

  • Microsoft Works
  • Rich Text Format (RTF) documents
  • OCR documents set in Text format
  • Adobe PDF

If your manuscript is in a format different than those listed above, your Check-In Coordinator will determine if the manuscript file is acceptable, or can be converted into an acceptable format.

The author will be responsible for carefully reviewing the proofs provided and let us know if there are any changes to be made to the design or text. If there are errors found that are a result of converting the manuscript for design program, those errors need to be submitted on a corrections/proof form so the design team can make those changes.