Do you have questions about the explanation of the forum? Please contact your account manager!
Check whether each file submitted meets the requirements according to the checklist. Do you want us to help you with something? If so, please inform us because this may take several working days to realize. Do not hesitate to contact us!
Submit the files using the following file names:
If you make changes to your files, always change the version of the file accordingly, so that it is clear which file version is the most recent and whether adjustments to the file have been made.
Please upload your files and details through the PM App.
Has the page order of the “initial work” correctly been incorporated? In most cases, the ordering is as follows:
I. (French) Title page
III. PhD page
IV. PhD committee
√ Did you make a PDF file of the interior?
√ Do all chapters start on the right-hand page?
√ Are the page numbers centred or placed at the sides (left on a left page and right on a right page)?
√ Are the headers placed at the sides (left on a left page and right on a right page)?
√ Are the white margins at least 15 mm?
√ Do all figures have sufficient quality? (zoom in to 400% in the PDF: when image quality is poor, print quality will be poor).
√ Is 3 mm bleed margins added as required and have they been added correctly? (only required when something moves outside the page, see chapter 4 of our manual).
√ Does the file possess the appropriate format? (Standard 17×24 cm)
√ Is the black letter font 100% black? (a black letter text consists sometimes of the four CMYK colours).
√ Is ProefschriftMaken || www.proefschriftmaken.nl been added in the colofon?
√ Are there any rotated pages in the PDF?
√ Have all fonts been embedded? (see the settings of PDF, fonts)
√ Did you make a PDF file containing the propositions?
√ Is the size of the propositions correct? (standard A5) If you are unable to scale the file, we are glad to help you scaling or cutting to 14,8 cm x 21 cm.
√ Is the text 100% black? (a black letter text consists sometimes of the four CMYK colours).
√ Have cut marks been added, in case the document does not have the appropriate format?
On the last page we have added an illustration of a cover and invitation. Here you can check the requirements of these files.
√ Did you make a PDF file of the cover?
√ Does the cover have sufficient quality? (zoom in to 400% in the PDF: when image quality is poor, print quality will be poor).
√ Have 3 mm bleed margins been added to all sides of the cover?
√ Is the size of the cover correct? Attention: You are responsible for providing us with information on the spine-cover distance. You can contact us as soon as the type and number of pages are known. We are glad to help you.
√ Did you make a PDF file of the invitation?
√ Does the invitation have sufficient quality? (zoom in to 400% in the PDF: when image quality is poor, print quality will be poor).
√ Have 3 mm bleed margins been added to all sides of the invitation?
√ Is the size of the invitation correct? (standard 7 x 23cm)
If you have created your thesis in Adobe Indesign, you can use this TUTORIAL to export to a PDF with the appropriate settings. If you do it this way, all images and fonts used will be packed automatically.
When things do not go your way
√ Placing the page numbers correctly, we can adjust this for you. You should make sure to send a PDF without page numbers with your wishes for the page numbers in terms of layout, (elements package).
√ To place the headers and footers properly we can adjust this for you. You must ensure that you send a PDF without header footers with your wishes for the header footer in terms of layout, (elements package).
√ To adjust the file to the correct format, we can scale or cut the file to 17×24 cm for you. From an A4 size, we can then reduce the entire file to 81%. The number of pages will remain the same, it will just be a bit smaller. Make sure that the font size in the A4 file is at least 12 points.
√ We can convert the text in the file to 100% black.
√ To rotate the pages we can convert the rotated pages in the PDF to portrait for you.
√ Add cut marks we can add the cut marks in the file for you.
If you have many parts that do not work, ask us about our layout packages for your interior or your cover:
Interior layout complete (according to the pattern)
Creative layout inside (own wishes)
Layout basic elements (partial layout)
Cover layout standard
Cover design creative
Your account manager can tell you all about it. If you have any further questions, please feel free to contact us.