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Converting Documents to PDF

The court prefers that word processing be converted to PDF rather than printed to hardcopy and scanned. Converted PDFs allows chambers to easily annotate and adjust proposed orders and other submissions as needed. They are also text searchable, which is useful to the court and other users.

There are two basic ways to covert word processing documents to PDF: printing to a PDF printer or saving as /publishing to PDF. Printing to PDF resolves many issues with uploading and, once filed in CM/ECF, downloading PDFs. However, printing to PDF will remove hyperlinks.

Microsoft Word

Print

Save your document as Word document as you normally would.

Go to the File menu and select Print.

From the Printer drop-down, select your PDF printer, such as Adobe PDF.

The Save PDF file as window appears.

Browse to a location and name PDF.

Click [Save].

 

Save As

Save your document as Word document as you normally would.

Go to the File menu and select Save As.

From the Save as type drop-down, select PDF(.pdf).

Name the file as desired.

Click [Save].

 

Corel WordPerfect

Print

Save your document as WordPerfect document as you normally would.

Go to the File menu and select Print.

Select your PDF printer, such as Adobe PDF, as your printer.

The Save PDF file as window appears.

Browse to a location and name PDF.

Click [Save].

 

Publish to PDF

Save your document as WordPerfect document as you normally would.

Go to the File menu and select Publish to PDF...

Name the file as desired.

From the PDF Style drop-down, select PDF(.pdf).

Click [Save].