In most states, electronically filed documents must be text searchable. This allows readers to search for a word or a phrase within your document to more easily navigate to certain sections.
If you are saving a Word document as a PDF, your document should automatically stay text searchable upon format conversion.
If you have saved a PDF another way, you will need to use a PDF editing software to apply Optical Character Recognition (OCR) to make your document text searchable.
Check to make sure that your method was successful by entering CTRL + F (Command + F on Mac) and type in a word to search. If the instances of the word are highlighted throughout your document, you know you have met this technical requirement by the court.