Optical character recognition requirements for eFiled documents
Electronically filed documents must be text searchable. This allows readers to search for a word or a phrase within your document to more easily navigate to certain sections.
If you are saving a Word document as a PDF, your document should be automatically text searchable.
If you have saved a PDF another way, you will need to use a PDF editing software to apply Optical Character Recognition (OCR) to make your document text searchable.
Check to make sure that your method was successful by entering CTRL+F (Command+F on Mac) and type in a word to search. If it highlights the word throughout your document, you know you have met this technical requirement by the court.
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