What format is required to submit my eFiling?

When possible, the following parameters apply to documents eFiled through eFileIL. For more information on document formatting requirements, please refer to the Court's eFiling manual

  • Documents should be in an OCR (optical character recognition) PDF. PDFs must be text-searchable.
  • Minimum 300 DPI (dots per inch), maximum 600 DPI and scanned in black/white mode.
  • Page size must be 8 1/2 x 11 inches.
  • 12 point font.
  • A one inch margin on all sides (top, bottom, left and right sides).
  • When possible, the OCR PDF document should be created directly from the program creating that document, rather than from a scanned image of that document.

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