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Note:  The paper being submitted must contain more than 20 words, must be under 20MB (or approximately two million characters)100MB, must not exceed 400 800 pages in length (.xls/.xlsx and .csv files must be less than 450 pages), and must not contain spaces in between every letter (l i k e t h i s). If the file only contains text, it must be less than 2MB.

Turnitin will currently accept the following file types:


  1. Microsoft Works (.wps) file types.
  2. Apple Pages file types.
  3. CAD files (e.g. prt)
  4. Microsoft Word 2007 macros-enabled (.docm) files (whatever macro is encoded in the file is stripped away when submitted to Turnitin)
  5. Password protected files
  6. .odt files created and downloaded from Google Docs online
  7. .doc files created using OpenOffice as these are not a 100% Microsoft Word equivalent
  8. zip or rar files
  9. Text with visual effects
  10. Spreadsheets created outside of Microsoft Excel (i.e. .ods)

If a file format issue is occurring, please re-open the file in a word processor, and save the file again using the "save as" function and choose a different format from the file type pull down menu (try PDF).