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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.




Last modified at 2/2/2010