Creating a PDF

Create a PDF of your document before you send it to usWhat isĀ  PDF?
Portable Document Format (PDF) is an independent, open standard for fixed layout of documents. This means that when you provide any printer with a document in PDF, the layout you see when you view the PDF file is exactly what will be reproduced by the printer, unlike other formats (E.g. Microsoft Word) where what a printer produces may be different that what you see on your screen.

Why should I convert to PDF?
To ensure we print exactly what you require, when you send in your thesis or any other document for printing, we require that you send it as a PDF. Office 2007 allows you to save as a PDF if you install this add-on. Office 2010 and beyond has this feature built in. Most newer word processing software now has the PDF feature available. For other word processing software you may need to use one of the many free converters.

We recommend any of these free converters:

Remember! Once you've created it, ensure to proof read the PDF paying particular attention that the page layout, chapter headings, and page numbers have all been reproduced correctly. If you want black a& white printing, make sure the print is not greyscale. Greyscale is detected as colour and costs more than black & white print.

Now that you've created your PDF, you can e-mail it to us here This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or bring it into us on USB memory stick, Data card, CD & DVD disk or floppy disk. Having difficiulty sending a large file? Read about how to send any size file to us.

Creating a PDF in Word

To create a PDF in Microsoft Word (2007 or newer):

  1. Click the Office Button
  2. Save As
  3. Select PDF
  4. Save the file

Need a free PDF converter?

We recommend any of these free converters:

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