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SEND READABLE DOCUMENTS. Send or upload papers in readable form. For the majority of students, Microsoft Word is the word-processing program of choice. Thus, if you're using Word, you can be sure that most or all will be able to read your drafts. If you're not using Word, e.g., you're using Word Perfect or Microsoft Works, then you must learn how to save your paper as a text-only file. This text file will be readable by users of all word processors, including MS Word. If you're uploading a paper to a website -- after it's uploaded, click on the file to make sure it's readable. If it's not, upload it again in a text-only format.