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Equipment Requirements

Hardware and Software Requirements

The hardware and software needed to electronically file, view and retrieve case documents are the following:

  • A personal computer running a standard platform such as Windows or Macintosh.
  • Internet access.
  • Internet Explorer software version 8 or 9, Firefox or Safari.
  • Software, such as Adobe Acrobat Writer or pdfFactory, to convert documents from a word processor format to portable document format (PDF).

A scanner is helpful when filing electronically. Use a scanner ONLY if you cannot electronically prepare your documents with a word processing software package and convert them to PDF format. When scanning documents for ECF, scan at a resolution of 300 ppi or higher. All documents should be scanned with a "black and white" setting.