Thesis Submission - FAQ



Can I Email you my thesis?

Yes, send the pdf version to - It would be no harm to give us a quick call to make sure we received your email. 


Should I leave a margin?

Left Hand edge - 40mm minimum. Top, Right and Bottom edge - 25mm minimum.

For double sided printing, it's best to centre on your pages.


Can I get my thesis done quickly? 

Indeed we pull out all the stops when it comes to student Thesis, with all our experience we understand the pressures and always do our up most best to accommodate, offering a while you wait service on all student submissions.


Is gold foil my only option? 

No. However, it is most popular. We also offer silver, red, & blue.


What format should my submission in?

We ask that you submit your work in PDF. Format unless you have produced it on an Apple Mac PC, then we ask you submit it in word format. MS Word should be able to create a PDF file for you, select PDF when choosing "save as" option. If not we have included a link on the submission page for an online based file converter that will guide you through the conversion process.


I can print my thesis, can you bind it for me?

We certainly can, aside of our print and bind service we offer a bind alone service.


What colours do you have for hard covers?

The colours standard available are - Dark green, navy, bordeaux and black, the colour chart can be found on the submission page. Should you require a different colour, please enquire.


What weight paper do you use? 

This is a particular requirement often overlooked by the student. Almost all institutions require a higher standard of paper than standard copy paper available at stationers. The minimum is generally 90gsm but can be up to 120gsm. Some have been known to lose points on presentation when using common 80gsm. 


How do I convert my document to PDF in Microsoft word?

·         Click the Microsoft Office Button, point to the arrow next to Save As, and then click PDF or XPS.

·         In the File Name list, type or select a name for the document.

·         In the Save as type list, click PDF.

·         If you want to open the file immediately after saving it, select the Open file after publishing check box. Thischeck

          box is available only if you have a PDF reader installed on your computer.

·         Next to Optimize for, do one of the following, depending on whether file size or print quality is more important to you:

·         If the document requires high print quality, click Standard (publishing online and printing).

·         If the print quality is less important than file size, click Minimum size (publishing online).

·         Click Options to set the page range to be printed, to choose whether mark-up should be printed, and to select the output options.             (Find links to more information on these options in the See Also section.) Click OK.

·         Click Publish.


If you want to make changes to the PDF after saving it, return to your original 2007 Microsoft Office system file in which you created it and save the file as PDF again.






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