The Court strongly prefers and recommends that all documents created via word-processing software which are filed in CM/ECF be saved as PDF files as opposed to being printed to hard copy and scanned. Scanners should be used only for documents (such as exhibits and attachments) that cannot be produced with a word-processing program.
Instructions for saving a document as a PDF file from Microsoft Word and Corel WordPerfect may be found here.
All documents created via word-processing software can be easily saved as PDF files as opposed to printed to hard copy and scanned.
E-filing PDF documents created via word-processing software and saved as PDF files allows judicial officers and their staff to access cited cases and statutes directly using an internal tool which converts them to a hyperlink. Not only are these documents text searchable and smaller in size, but they also allow the Court to easily adjust orders and other submissions as needed.