Scanning Guidelines For all images uploaded to CM/ECF
It is critical that CM/ECF users configure their scanning software correctly. The major consequence of incorrectly configured scanning software is significantly increased file size. In some instances, files may be as much as 20 to 40 times larger. These massive files cause various problems:
All of these problems can be avoided by ensuring scanning software is correctly configured:
Test your scanner setup and convert a file to PDF prior to uploading to CM/ECF. The PDF conversion can be done with several software packages. A good example is Adobe Acrobat 5.0 (full package not just the Reader). The result should be a file no larger than approximately 50KB per page for a document that is mostly text and no larger than 200KB per page for a document that contains graphics. File size can be checked by viewing the "Properties" of the file (right click on the file and choose "Properties").
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