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  • What hardware and software will attorneys need to participate in ECF? District of Columbia

    Attorneys will need the following hardware and software to electronically
    file, view, and retrieve documents in the electronic filing system:

    A personal computer running a standard platform such as Windows, Windows 95,Windows 98, Windows 2000, Windows XP or Macintosh.

    An Internet provider using Point to Point Protocol (PPP)

    Netscape Navigator version 4.6 or 4.7 or Internet Explorer Version 5.5. Netscape 6 is not recommended for use with CM/ECF or Internet Explorer version 5.5. The CM/ECF technical staff are currently testing Netscape version 7.02 and Internet Explorer version 6.0 to certify its compatibility with the Bankruptcy and District currently have some users accessing the system
    using Netscape version 7.02 and Internet Explorer version 6.0 with positive
    results. In either case, your browser must be JavaScript-enabled.

    Adobe Acrobat PDF Writer software to convert documents from a word processor format to portable document format (PDF). Acrobat Writer Versions 3.X, 4.X, 5.0, and 6.0 adequately meet the CM/ECF filing requirements. The most recent version, 6.0, is available from retailers for approximately $220 - $299. The discount that Adobe previously offered to attorneys has been discontinued. However, there may be volume discounts that attorneys can receive if ordering multiple copies for their firm. For viewing documents, not authoring them, Adobe Acrobat Reader only is needed.

    A PDF compatible word processor like Macintosh or Windows based versions of
    WordPerfect and Word.

    A scanner to transmit documents that are not in your word processing system.(Updated: July 2003)
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