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 typeset into PDF-format with PdfLaTex: run the .tex source code and a pdf file is created. If 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 is 100MB or less than 800 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.