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How to Upload Your Dissertation to ProQuest: Remote Upload FAQs


Remote Upload FAQs

What does "embed fonts" mean?

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. Retrieved from

When should a "Request to Delay Publication" be made?

Most students want ProQuest to immediately release their scholarly work for public access. There are cases, however, when an embargo, or delay in publication, may be necessary.

Before making your request, read ProQuest's interpretation of embargoes and restrictions to be sure your dissertation or thesis needs to be delayed.

If you and your advisor determine that your work needs to be delayed, be sure to request your delay in the "Notes to Administrator" field when you upload into ProQuest.

When will my dissertation appear in ProQuest?

Once you have completed the upload of your dissertation or thesis into the ProQuest Dissertations and Theses database, your manuscript must still go through an approval stage and all requirements met (including having graduated) before it can be approved for publication.  

After you have graduated from High Point University and have met all of the requirements, then your submission will be cleared for publication in the database.

Once ProQuest receives your document, unless there are other reasons for restricting the publication of your manuscript, such as a publishing embargo (see 'Request to delay publication' FAQ above), it may take up to 3 months before your submission appears in the database.  

Do I have to translate my title and abstract into a second language?

This step is optional.

If you want to add the title and abstract of your manuscript in ProQuest in a language other than English, you will need to provide the translated text to place into ProQuest.

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