SOAS University of London

Written Documents/PDFs/Plain Text Files

Please convert all written documents to either archivable PDF formats (PDF/A) or plain text files in Unicode UTF-8 encoding.

Electronic written documents come in a wide range of file formats. The most common of these are Microsoft Word documents (doc and docx). These are not suitable for archiving purposes and have to be converted to pdf (setting PDF/A) or txt (encoded as Unicode UTF-8).

We are currently working on teaching materials for conversion to PDF-A and UTF-8. These materials will be downloadable from the ELAR webpage.