Most Word Processing Packages these days offer the ability to save as PDF. Note that we only accept one PDF per Thesis order, you will need to merge files if you have several.
Online PDF Converters
The maximum filesize we allow is 300MB. If your document exceeds this size you may have to look into compressing the document or large image files that it contains.
We can only accept one PDF file per thesis order. This means you may need to merge together several documents.
Some courses require a one page "scholarship form" at the front of the binding before the title page. If you are selecting a duplex print option, be sure to insert an extra blank page after the scholarship form if you do not want your title page to be printed on the reverse side.
We recommend that you stick to standard fonts wherever possible.
If you need to use unusual fonts, that are not supported these must be embedded with your document or they will not display correctly.
Number of Pages Per Binding
The maximum number of pages per binding is 500. We recommend a minimum of 50 pages per binding. Any less than 50 pages, and we may not be able to fit text onto your spine.
All our theses bindings are A4 size (297 x 210 mm / 11.69 x 8.27
inches), however we do support A3 foldouts where necessary, these will be inserted
into your thesis as they are found in your PDF file.
If you have any additional material we suggest you view the extra items available
for bindings here: Binding Extras
Layout and Margins
Your pages will be inserted into your binding as they appear in your PDF document.
If you want to use landscape pages make sure they appear as landscape in your thesis document.
We recommend a border of no less than 30mm (1.25 inches) on the sewn edge of your
binding (this is the top side for landscape pages, and the left side for portrait
Embedding Links, Fonts, and WordArt
If the file you submit has graphics or text linked to another file or web page,
the PDF conversion may not be able to process the linked elements. These links must
be embedded into the source file before converting to PDF. You should make sure all
your graphics, images, WordArt, and non-standard fonts are embedded within your
Note On Word Art
WordArt deals with drawing objects and thus fonts used with WordArt will not be
embedded into your document even with the font embedding option turned on.The only
way round this is to make sure that you have used the font elsewhere in your document,
so that it can be embedded as described above. Or use standard fonts!