Questions & Answers: PDF / PDF Conversion

Adding a PDF to your MS Word Document

The last pages in my thesis were PDF files that I combined with my thesis so I don’t think it’s possible to shrink the margins and add page numbers. I would have scanned the last few pages into the word … Continue reading

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Converting a thesis Word document to PDF format using a Mac creates multiple PDF documents

I will soon be defending my thesis and after that time will need to convert my file to a pdf to send through qspace. I tried a “trial run” of this on my macintosh laptop in microsoft word using the … Continue reading

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I am in the process of completing my thesis. I have it in separate chapters right now and have downloaded the thesis word document to put it together. I understand that that once I go through my defence, I need to load it as an e-thesis and convert the word document into pdf…do I go to a library to do that?

All of the Queen’s library public computers have Adobe Acrobat Pro. Insert your USB with your completed thesis in the computer If your file is a MS Word document, open you file in MS Word and select Acrobat from the … Continue reading

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Do you know how to fix the List of Figures/Tables? When I converted the file to PDF the word “Figure” or “Table” disappeared.

Make sure that you are using the latest version of Adobe Acrobat Pro. Some earlier versions of Acrobat Pro and some alternative PDF conversion programs do not convert all document elements correctly.

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Can I upload a corrected version of my thesis thesis

In going over my thesis, I noticed a spelling mistake. Would I be able to update the pdf I sent with a new one without the mistakes or is it too late now? Send a message to the QSpace Coordinator … Continue reading

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I just noticed a typo in the PDF of the thesis I submitted

The thesis cannot be changed once it has been deposited in QSpace.  If the actual data that was submitted was incorrect, contact the SGSR Thesis Coordinator.  There is a process that must be followed including your supervisor to approve the … Continue reading

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How do I make very minor changes to a converted PDF file?

The date on a title page, etc. can be edited easily from the PDF document by opening it in Adobe Acrobat Pro, selecting the menu items: Tools -> Advanced  Editing -> Touch-up Text Tool.  Highlight the text to be changed … Continue reading

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Figures, charts, etc. appear slightly distorted

You may not be using the latest version of Acrobat Pro.  Use the version on a Queen’s Library computer.

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Where can I find a PDF conversion program if I don’t want to buy one?

Acrobat Pro is available on all the library computers: You can bring your thesis to the Library on a USB key or retrieve the thesis from QShare When the thesis is opened in Word, choose Acrobat -> Create PDF.

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Can I use any PDF conversion program to convert my thesis?

You can use any PDF conversion utility but strongly recommend latest version of Adobe Acrobat Pro (v. 8).  This version of Acrobat Pro converts Word documents most effectively, with the default configuration.

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