Follow the guidelines below to convert your dissertation to a PDF, embed fonts, and assign subject categories.
It is a requirement that fonts be embedded into all PDF documents that are uploaded to the ProQuest Dissertations & Theses database.
What does "embed fonts" mean?
Embedding fonts allows all readers of your work to see your document as you intended.
If you do not embed all of your fonts, and those fonts are not available on the reader's computer, Adobe Acrobat will make its best guess at what font it should use as a substitute. This can result in significant differences between your original document and what the reader sees (particularly with symbol fonts).
ProQuest. (2018). ETD training material: PDF conversion & embedding fonts. Retreived from https://support.proquest.com/articledetail?id=kA140000000GwUdCAK
ProQuest requires you to assign Subject Categories and Keywords to your dissertation/thesis to insure that your work can be found by other researchers.