Tips to keep in mind when scanning your case documents
Use 200dpi or less when scanning documents.
Set image type to black and white only bitmap(no grey scale). Only scan in color if it is absolutely needed.
Use black ink, if possible. Blue ink and pencil do not scan well. If necessary, make a copy of the document before scanning it and darken using the copy machine settings.
For large documents that require a wet signature, where only the last page has a signature, consider converting the document to PDF in your word processor and only scanning the signature page. Use Adobe Acrobat to combine the two pdf files.
Use Adobe Acrobat software on the scanning computer to simplify the scanning process.
Check the size of a scanned document before uploading it to CM/ECF. The size limit is 5 MB per document. To check the file size, locate the file in Windows Explorer, right click on the file and choose Properties.
If a scanned document is larger than 5 MB, it must be split into two or more files, each being less than 5MB in size. Most PDF creation software has this capability.
If you receive an error when trying to submit a PDF document to CM/ECF, and that error states that your file contains code or metadata which is unacceptable, you will need to remove the code. With Adobe, go to Document > Examine Document and remove all Metadata, and Hidden text, save your changes, and attempt to submit this modified PDF.