Turnitin: Export PowerPoint presentation to PDF if Turnitin refuses to accept the submission

If you are submitting to Turnitin a .ppt(x) file and receive an error when submitting, the most likely cause is the file format. Sometimes Turnitin is unable to process the content in a presentation for similarity checking due to the file’s structure. To resolve this, simply export the file to a PDF with the Notes section visible (to ensure your marker can see all of the content in the online marking view).

  1. Open the presentation
  2. Click File -> Export -> Create PDF

  3. In the pop-up click Options and select “Notes View
  4. Click OK -> Publish
  5. Your PDF is now exported
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