PDF is the preferred format, but other eligible file formats include:
- ASCII; HTML
- Word documents (ePrints staff will convert it into PDF format)
- XML, comma-separated values
- GIF; JPEG; PNG; TIFF (all images should be optimised prior to loading into ePrints)
- Postscript; LaTex files should be saved as Postscript files that can then be converted to PDF
- zip and .gz compressed files
- AIFF; MP3
If your file is not in one of these formats and you do not have access to conversion software (e.g. Adobe Acrobat) please contact firstname.lastname@example.org to discuss the feasibility of the Library converting the document for you.
There is no file size restriction; however, if your file is greater than 2MB, you may need to split files for optimal download size. Split files should be labelled clearly, and deposited along with the full file.
Please use the following naming conventions:
- No spaces.
- Any appropriate alpha-numeric combination.
- The only symbols permitted are - (hyphen) or _ (underscore).
- Create an introduction file called 01front containing your initial pages as described in the University Calendar. This file is compulsory.
- Create another file containing the whole of the thesis (including what is contained in the front file) and call this 02whole or alternatively break the thesis up into smaller files maintaining a relevant filename structure e.g. 01front.doc, 02chapter1.doc, 03chapter2.doc, 04bibliography.doc. Please note: numbering of files is required no matter which filename standard is adopted.
The Library will convert thesis documents into PDF. If you deposited your documents in PDF, the Library will check the documents and ensure that they meet the formatting standards.
Please do not set any security settings on files, and especially not on PDF files. Security will be set by ePrints staff as the item is checked. The electronic version of each thesis is kept on a server at USQ and allows others to read and print only. No changes can be made to the PDF document and copying and pasting is disabled.