To upload documents to the CM/ECF system in Portable
Document Format (PDF), a filer must have computer software that either
(1) enables a document's conversion to PDF from a word processor format
or (2) reads a scanned copy of a document and converts the image to PDF.
Adobe Acrobat Reader or Adobe Acrobat Professional is software that
will enable the filer to accomplish the conversion. While
Adobe Acrobat Reader will work with the CM/ECF system, it offers
read-only capabilities. The Clerk's Office staff strongly
recommend that filers obtain Adobe Acrobat Professional as it has
writing capabilities that will enable the editing and manipulation of a
PDF document. Adobe Acrobat Professional is particularly useful
for combining multiple PDF documents into one or adding
numbering or other necessary identifiers to scanned materials,
such as the record on appeal or exhibits.
The CM/ECF system can accommodate Adobe Acrobat Version 5
and higher. If a user's computer does not meet this
software requirement, the Adobe Acrobat Reader or Adobe Acrobat
Professional software can be obtained from Adobe's
website. Click here for tips on
making a PDF searchable.
Click on a link below to view other technical
requirements or return to the Hardware
and software requirements page.
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Last modified at 2/2/2010