Converting your Document to PDF

Before beginning this process, make sure to look at the checklist located at the end of the Thesis/Dissertation Handbook!

After converting your manuscript to PDF, you will need to fill in the Document Properties, embed your fonts, and set your bookmarks by using a version of Adobe Acrobat Professional. The computer labs on campus have this software available for you to use.

Due to COVID, if you are unable to come to campus, you may remotely connect to a lab machine on campus and use Adobe Acrobat Professional DC 2020.  Instructions on how to do this are found at the ITS Knowledge Base

Once your document has been successfully converted to PDF format, update the Document Properties as described. Also, be sure that any hyperlinks are active and work correctly. Finally, set your bookmarks.  The bookmarks must include the preliminary pages, the major chapters, the bibliography and all appendices.  When setting your bookmarks make sure the pages are set to open at the top of the page.

For your convenience here are some instructions for embedding fonts, converting your files to PDF format, setting bookmarks, and  document properties.