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PDF/A Format - Wikipedia »

PDF/A is an ISO-standardized version of the Portable Document Format (PDF) specialized for use in the archiving and long-term preservation of electronic documents. PDF/A differs from PDF by prohibiting features unsuitable for long-term archiving, such as font linking (as opposed to font embedding) and encryption.

OCR: The most important scanning feature you never knew you needed - HP »

Optical Character Recognition (OCR) software works with your scanner to convert printed characters into digital text, allowing you to search for or edit your document in a word processing program. Read on to learn more about how to use OCR and the numerous benefits it has over traditional scanning.

File Size - Wikipedia »

File size is a measure of how much data a computer file contains or, alternately, how much storage it consumes. The rules require file sizes not to exceed 100MB for both NYSCEF and Digital Copies.

PDF Generating Software

The Court makes no specific recommendation regarding what products you should use. The included materials are provided without warranty and are meant to give you a starting point with regards to what is possible and how you might go about doing it.

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Text Searchable (OCR) YouTube (4:19) YouTube (3:39)
Merge or Organize a Document YouTube (3:29) YouTube (3:11)
Bookmarks YouTube (2:54) YouTube (6:26)
Page Numbering YouTube (3:10) YouTube (3:28)
Initial View  YouTube (4:16)
File Size Reduction
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Scanning with OCR

How To: Optical Character Recognition (OCR) scanning on a Xerox copier -- YouTube »

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