How do I ensure that my document is text searchable?

Optical character recognition (OCR) requirements for eFiled documents

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.

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