Before converting your dissertation or doctoral study manuscript to a PDF and submitting it to ProQuest, review the following list of common ProQuest submission errors to ensure these items are addressed. The information below the checklist can be used to fix these specific errors.
|✓||Items to check|
|University endorsement page is added|
|The document has both an abstract title page and a main title page|
|The abstract fits on one page|
|All headings, table and figure titles, and page numbers have been updated in the Table of Contents after all revisions have been made|
|All L0, L1, and L2 headings from the chapters/sections appear in the Table of Contents and that there is no body text that is pulled in when the TOC is updated|
|A dot leader appears between headings and their page numbers in the Table of Contents|
|Pagination in the document is per guidelines|
|No blank pages appear in the document|
|No comment balloons or in-line comments from reviewers appear in the document|
The following items represent the most frequent errors seen by the Office of Student Research Administration when ProQuest returns a document to a student for correction.
Note: These errors are related to formatting in the document. Please ensure that the pilcrow ¶ (found in the Paragraph area on the Home tab in Microsoft Word) is turned on so that all formatting in the document is visible, which will simplify correcting many of the items below to ensure proper formatting in the document and successful submission to ProQuest.
Here are the instructions on how to add the approval page:
ProQuest has its own PDF converter where students upload their MS Word document and have it converted. ORDS noted that students often encounter problems with the ProQuest PDF converter. To avoid some of the additional conversion errors that may occur, we recommend students first save the document as a PDF on their own by:
As a reminder, this is a list of common errors based on ORDS’s tracking of ProQuest returns. For additional formatting questions or errors, or for more specific support than the basics provided on this checklist, contact the Academic Skills Center’s (ASC) Microsoft Word Support page, e-mail Wordsupport@mail.waldenu.edu, or schedule an appointment with a MS Word peer tutor.