When submitting your electronic copy of your thesis, it should be submitted in both Adobe PDF and Microsoft Word formats.
Adobe PDF will retain any formatting which may be affected in a Microsoft Word document.
Should the examiner request the electronic version then the RGS will send out the PDF version. This will ensure they view your thesis in the formatting which you intended.
The Word document with identical content to the PDF copy, may prove useful for ease of annotation, if an examiner wishes to provide feedback in this way; or the Word version may be used to investigate any concerns about academic integrity.