If your students are required to submit a pdf version of a Microsoft PowerPoint to Turnitin, there may be occasions when Turnitin will reject the submission with the following error message.

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This has normally happened because the text characters have been converted to a bitmap image if a specific font is not available.

Conversion to pdf is fairly straightforward within PowerPoint.

Select File from the ribbon

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Select Save As From the drop-down list. Select this PC, and then Desktop.

 

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Select Save As From the drop-down list. Select this PC, and then Desktop.

Click on the Save as drop-down arrow

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Select PDF from the drop-down list

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Click the Options button

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Ensure the bitmap text option is UNCHECKED.
Then Press OK, and Save.

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When you submit to Turnitin and Browse to the file you have just created, it should now be accepted.

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