There are a couple of different methods for reliably converting a document to PDF. Which scenario will work best for you largely depends upon how you composed your document and what types of content are in it.
If your manuscript is in Word or RTF format, Proquest can convert it to a PDF when you upload it through the ETD submission site. While this is one of the simplest methods for converting to PDF, there are a couple of caveats to using it.
If you used Microsoft Word rather than Convert upon Upload, you will now need to upload your dissertation to the ETDAdmin site. After logging in to the site, you will supply information on a series of pages that will culminate in your submitting your dissertation and purchasing any copies you desire. These pages will ask for input regarding your contact information, your dissertation, and billing information. Use the sidebar at the left to determine which page you are on at any given time.
While most of these pages are straightforward, a few sections may ask for decisions on issues that you've never considered. On our FAQ page, we provide answers to a number of these questions. If you have any questions not answered in the FAQ page, please feel free to email your question to Brooklyn Mazza.