Recommended Software and Hardware
The CM/ECF system only accepts filings in PDF (Portable Document Format).
While we do not require you use a particular program to create PDF documents,
we have found that PDF documents created with Adobe Acrobat Writer or Distiller
programs work well with the CM/ECF system.
Adobe Acrobat Reader
This program will allow users to view and print PDF documents created by others,
but not create PDF documents. Click here for a free download of Adobe Acrobat Reader.
Mozilla Fire Fox 1.5
Version 1.5 of this browser has been certified for use with CM/ECF. Click here
for a free download of Mozilla Fire Fox 1.5.
Netscape Navigator 7.1
Version 7.1 of this browser has been certified for use with CM/ECF. Click here
for a free download of Netscape Navigator 7.1.
Internet Explorer 6.0
Version 6.0 of this browser has been certified for use with CM/ECF. Click here
for a free download of Internet Explorer, SP1.
Any word processing program may be used to create original documents, which
must then be converted to PDF to be filed in the CM/ECF system. Two popular
word processing programs are Microsoft's Word and Corel's WordPerfect.
Documents that exist only in paper form can be converted to PDF with use
of a scanner. Scanners are available with a wide range of capabilities and price ranges.
Attorneys should consider the volume of scanning they anticipate before purchasing this
equipment. The court cannot recommend specific brands of scanners.