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Files should:

  • be less than 40mb,
  • contain at least 20 words, and
  • be less than 400 pages.

If your paper exceeds the file size or page count, try to reduce the file size by compressing the file, removing non-text content or submitting the paper in plain text.


Turnitin currently accepts the following file types for upload into an assignment:

  • Microsoft Word™ (DOC and DOCX)
  • Corel WordPerfect®
  • HTML
  • Adobe PostScript®
  • Plain text (TXT)
  • Rich Text Format (RTF)
  • Portable Document Format (PDF) - must contain text to be submitted
  • Microsoft PowerPoint (PPT, PPTX, and PPS)
  • Hangul (HWP)