Dissertation download file is unreadable

My PDF download file is unreadable. What do I do?

In order to view/open/print the PDF file, you need to have Adobe Acrobat Reader installed on your system. If you do not have this program, you can download it for free at: http://www.adobe.com.

If you are trying to print the file and lines are appearing blank or unreadable,you may need to change a setting in Acrobat to accommodate this. Acrobat may require you to choose Print as Image to print properly.

To set this to print:

  1. Go to file and choose Print.
  2. In Acrobat 5, on the main print screen, check Print as Image.
    If printing with Acrobat 6 or7, click Advanced and choose Print as Image.
  3. Click print.

If the image in the actual PDF file is hard to read or the scan is poor, please report this issue to customer service.


Please include the dissertation title, author, year, publication number, and the affected page numbers when you contact customer service.


In the U.S. or Canada call 1.800.521.0600 press 2 then 1 or email disspub@proquest.com


If you are still encountering problems, please contact us at https://support.proquest.com/submitcase


NOTE: In many cases the pages are scanned as provided, and we may be unable to provide a better quality version than the one you have.