The types of file you can submit to Turnitin, and where you might run into trouble.
To submit a paper to Turnitin, your paper must meet their requirements.
Note: The paper being submitted must contain more than 20 words, must be under 20MB (or approximately two million characters), must not exceed 400 pages in length, and must not contain spaces in between every letter (l i k e t h i s).
Note that these file types may be accepted but will not generate an originality report or similarity score.
When setting up an assignment, lecturers should normally select the option NOT to accept "all file types" to avoid the possibility of students submitting the following file types and not getting an originality report.
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).
If you are experiencing problems uploading the paper, please send an email to email@example.com and attach your paper to it so that we can co-ordinate with Turnitin and find out what is going on at their end. Also, please let us know the word processor and version you are using to write the paper.
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