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eTheses: How to convert to PDF/A

eTheses must be submitted in PDF/A format.

PDF/A documents are PDFs that follow a new standard for archiving electronic documents. They are self-contained for long-term reproducibility. The practical difference between creating a PDF and a PDF/A document is that the conversion settings should be “PDF/A-1b:2005 (CMYK)” or “PDF/A-1b:2005 (RGB)”. Also, all fonts must be embedded in the document and no additional security features are allowed.

Create a PDF from MS Word 2003

Adobe Acrobat 7.0: How To

Create a PDF/A document from an MS Word document (eThesis)

A common way of creating PDF documents is by converting another document format into a PDF. This option has the inherent advantages of both creating a fully searchable PDF from the beginning, as well as generating a finished PDF with an optimally small filesize. You will need a computer with copies of Adobe Acrobat and MS Word installed.

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