Before you begin to submit, please be sure you have the following:
The final stage of preparing your dissertation for publication requires you to convert your document to the PDF format. If you use a recent version of Word on Windows or MacOS, Word has a PDF converter built-in, so you're ready to go.
You can simply use Word's Save As function to save your document as a PDF, but please read on ...
After converting your document, you should check it closely to determine whether any aspect of formatting became problematic during conversion. You should resolve formatting problems in your Word document and convert to PDF again, remembering to embed fonts each time, before starting the submission process. Once ProQuest Dissertation Publishing has accepted your dissertation for publication, they will assess a fee for you to make further changes in your archived document.
For further PDF formatting and Converting assistance, there is more help at the ProQuest Support Center.