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# Publishing Overview

Penflip projects can be converted and downloaded with a single click, turning a collection of text files into a beautiful compilation.

You can download any project you have access to, including both public and private projects, by clicking **Download** from the project page.

### Export formats

The following formats are currently supported: `.pdf`, `.docx`, `.epub`, `html`, and `plain text`. You can also download the full source of a project, which includes all project files and folders unaltered.

### Organizing contents

Files can be reordered by dragging and dropping in the editor sidebar, which represents how they will be displayed on the project page as well as in downloads.

Working offline? See [organizing contents offline](https://www.penflip.com/Penflip/help/blob/master/working-offline/organizing-contents.md).

If you're working offline, you'll notice a `Contents.txt` file (hidden in the Penflip web editor), which is used for displaying and organizing the contents of your book. You can add, remove, or rearrange filepaths as necessary. The structure is simple: list one filepath per line. Only the files listed in Contents.txt will be included in your project when it is exported. Note that in the web editor, the drag and drop interface maps to the Contents.txt file.

### Exclude files from publishing

Sometimes you may want to exclude a specific file from the published compilation - for example, an unfinished chapter, or maybe a notes file. To exclude a file, simply click the eye icon beside the filename in the Penflip editor. Hidden files can be edited, but will not be displayed outside the editor.

![exclude files](https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/10941557/Penflip/hide-unhide.gif)


### Downloading alternate versions

By default, the master version of a project is compiled when downloading, but you can download alternate and past versions. To do this, view any [version or tag](https://www.penflip.com/Penflip/help/blob/lorenmaster/getting-started/versions.md) for a given project by selecting accordingly from the project page, as seen in this screenshot:

![versions](https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/10941557/Penflip/versions.png)

Clicking **Download** while viewing a particular version or tag will compile and download the project with the current selection. If you tag your releases (_v1_, _v1.5_, etc), you can download those past releases at any point in time.