Acrobat 9 needs a tweak to work with CM/ECF

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4-Step Computer Security Upgrade

Learn to encrypt your files, secure your computer when using public Wi-Fi, enable two-factor authentication, and use good passwords.

If you have already upgraded to Adobe Acrobat 9, you will have to make a quick change before you can use it for electronic case filing. Acrobat 9 introduces a number of new features, so you have to make sure your PDFs are backwards-compatible. It is an easy change to the settings, though.

Here are easy-to-follow, step-by-step instructions (PDF link) from the court with screenshots.

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  • Greg

    Thanks for the heads up. For me, the best thing about Adobe Acrobat 9 is the change in Adobe’s reader rights licensing. For those with Pro or Pro Extended (the new ‘premium’ I guess) you can enable reader rights so that the end user can save completed data in fillable PDF forms you develop. While there have been workarounds for this with CutePDF and other cheaper alternatives to Adobe, it has been a crink in form development, at least for us. Previously, you had an absolute limit of 500 uses of the data save feature. Now, so long as you are not extracting back the data (basically asking a user to fill out a form and send it back), you can enable the ability of the end user to save data for an unlimited number of users.

    Seems like Adobe finally got it right and realized people want to fill out forms but not end up with a blank form the next time they open it.