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The supported file formats for Turnitin originality check are

    • Microsoft Word® (.doc/.docx)

    • OpenOffice Text (.odt)

    • WordPerfect®  (.wpd)

    • PostScript (.ps/.eps)

    • HTML

    • Hangul Word Processor file (.hwp)

    • Rich text format (.rtf)

    • Plain text (.txt)

    • Google Docs via Google Drive™

    • Adobe® PDF
    • Microsoft PowerPoint® (.pptx, .ppt, .ppsx, and .pps)

    • Microsoft Excel® (.xls and .xlsx)

A LaTeX file should be converted typeset into PDF-format with PdfLaTex: take a preview of run the .tex source code and a pdf file is created. Note, that not all converted pdfs are accepted by Turnitin. For example, according few experiences, xetex/xelatex will produce pdf version that looks fine, but is not readable by Turnitin, while luatex/lualatex seems to works ok with TurnitinIf you write your thesis, use only the Aalto LaTeX templates for thesis and follow the given instructions: a template for basic degrees and licentiate thesis, and a template for the doctoral thesis (Link will be provided later). Otherwise the file may not be read by Turnitin.

A file should contain at least 20 words. The maximum file size per a submission box is 40MB or less than 400 pages. If the file is bigger than that, you have to split it into two separate files and submit the first one into Part 1 and the other one into Part 2. By default, there is only Part 1 in a submission box. Teacher can add parts by editing the settings.

See a full description of restrictions in submitting files in Turnitin guides.