What is the required formatting for my eFiled documents in California?

Effective January 1, 2017, all electronic documents must be in text searchable format and must comply with the formatting and content requirements of the California Rules of Court for paper documents. Exhibits must bookmarked, and pages must be numbered using Arabic numerals. Compliance with California Rules of Court, rule 3.1110(f) bookmarked documents should be submitted in searchable PDF format, and searchable PDF/A is preferable. PDF/A is a format which excludes those PDF features that give rise to concerns about the ability to archive documents. Newer scanners allow users to directly create a PDF/A. Users with older scanners can use a conversion tool (such as Acrobat 9) to convert scanned documents to PDF/A.


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