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Technical requirements

Technical requirements

Your document has to be a scientific paper that can be read with a well-established reader. The size should be as small as possible. For the file name we advise you to use the following scheme: LastName_Thesis.pdf, as it will be made public as well. At the moment OPUS can handle several document types like pdf, tex, doc(x), xls(x) or zip.

If your paper includes programs, data sets, audio or video sequences, etc. on a CD ROM as well, those should be published zip-packed on OPUS.

No security limits

Please, don't set any security limits in your PDF-file. This might lead to problems with long-term archiving and data migration in the future. Of course your work is protected against illegal access on our server and on the server of the German National Library.

Maximum size for upload

For technical reasons only files with a maximum of 250 MB are accepted for upload. Larger files should be passed via USB Stick, CD or web-storage.

Upload of files

If you have any problems, please contact opus@bibliothek.uni-wuerzburg.de.

Please submit your document as PDF/A = barrier-free.

We usually publish documents in PDF. For purposes of long-term archiving documents must be stored in the standardised barrier-free PDF/A format. PDF/A is an international standard developed for long-term archiving.

Creating PDF/A - documents

Most word processing programs are able to save documents as PDF/A directly:

  • Microsoft Word (Version 2007, Service Pack 2): Office → Save as → Publish as XPS or PDF → Options → Choose "ISO-19005-1-kompatibel (PDF/A).
  • Microsoft Word 2007 without Service Pack 2: After the installation of the Add-on band follow the instructions above.
  • Older Word-Versions: Creating a PDF/A directly is not possible. Use another programme or a work station in the main library.
  • OpenOffice.org: Files → Export → General → Choose "PDF/A-1".
  • LaTeX: Create a PDF/A document with pdfTeX.

Using Adobe Acrobat a PDF/A-document can be created via:Files → Save as → More options → PDF/A. Alternatively you can use another conversion program.

Remarks on creating PDF-files

  • Please, don't set any security limits in your PDF-file. This might lead to problems with long-term archiving and data migration in the future. Furthermore the searchability of your document is reduced.Of course your work is protected against illegal access on our server and on the server of the German National Library.
  • Please use only letters A-Z and numbers 0 to 9 and underline to name your file.
  • Further information on this topic can be found for example in the Online-Tutorial "Elektronisch publizieren im PDF-Format" (University of Freiburg) or the platform dissonline.de.
  • Please note that audio and video files can not be part of barrier-free PDFs. If you want to include such files please contact us.

Editing PDF-files

Many changes can only be processed by a special software like Adobe Acrobat.
The main library (Am Hubland) offers work stations with Acrobat Professional.

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