FLOWassign submissions must be in PDF format. You cannot convert a Word document to PDF just by changing the file name. Instead, you should follow the guidelines below. If you want to add digital material to supplement your coursework or exam paper (film, sound recordings, programmes, etc.), you should upload this material as “Appendix material.”
Microsoft Windows Vista and XP do not come with a PDF functionality and therefore the procedure for saving/printing your document as PDF differs depending on the version you have installed on your computer. Quite often, there will be a button labelled “Save as PDF,” but if this does not apply to your computer, you may find the solution in the guidelines for the most commonly used programs below.
Word 2010 or newer has a PDF function incorporated
Word 2007 requires a plug-in, which must be installed
Word 2003 or older - unfortunately, PDF options are not supported. We suggest one of the following alternative solutions:
LibreOffice is an office suite that has many of the same functions as Microsoft Office. LibreOffice allows you to export your document as PDF directly through the “File” tab, which means it is very easy to convert your document to a PDF version. Moreover, LibreOffice also allows you to open a Microsoft Word document (.doc, .docx) and export it to PDF.
LibreOffice can be downloaded free of charge from https://www.libreoffice.org/
If you have a Google account, you can upload your Word document to docs.google.com and download it as a PDF file.
* This may change some of the formatting in your document (font, graphics and layout), which may be inconvenient. Always make sure to review your PDF file before submitting it.
If you are using Mac OS/X 10.4 or a more recent version, saving your document as a PDF is very easy. Select “Print” as if you were printing your paper, and in the print window select “Save as PDF” in the bottom left-hand corner. This converts your document into a PDF file, maintaining the layout and formatting.