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live_help How do I upload or submit my document for a plagiarism scan?
Checking your text or document for plagiarism is super easy. On the left panel select “New Scan”. Then you can choose the format of text such as a file, pla...
live_help What file formats are able to be checked?
We accept some of the most common file types including txt, pdf, docx, doc, rtf, xml, pptx, ppt, odt, chm, epub, odp, ppsx, pages, xlsx, xls, csv, LaTeX ...
live_help How is the percentage at the top of my similarity report calculated?
This is what we refer to as the aggregate score. We are able to create this percentage based on the number of words that have been copied from at least one...
live_help How many words are in one page?
We consider one page to be 250 words. For example, If you submit a document with 251 words, this will be counted as 2 pages.
live_help What are the different text similarity levels?
We offer three layers of text similarity detection in order to give you the most precise results. Identical matches contain exact word matches Minor ch...
live_help How can I share the similarity report and results with others?
In the top right-hand corner of the report, you have the option to download the report as a PDF. You can also click the share icon and copy the URL, or add ...
live_help What is considered an acceptable percentage of plagiarism?
While an acceptable similarity percentage varies a lot depending on your teacher, school, and other factors, we understand that around 30% is acceptable. 
live_help How do I update my settings to save my documents to the Copyleaks internal database?
When you are ready to submit a new scan, you can update the properties of your scan profile. Under “Internal Sources” you can choose to check the boxes to c...
live_help What does it mean when a result appears that says “Copyleaks Internal Database”?
This type of result means that there is a document in the internal database that is similar to the one you have submitted. It is possible it is a previous v...
live_help How can I ignore results that I don’t want to see in my similarity report?
You can click on the icon with three lines next to the results and uncheck the results that you don’t want to be shown in the report. By unchecking them, th...