Do documents need to be converted to a specific format before they can be eFiled?

Yes. Conversion to PDF/A or PDF format is required. Additionally, eFiled documents must meet the same requirements of format and page limits as paper documents conventionally filed pursuant to the Kentucky Rules of Civil Procedure and the Local Rules of Court, including page and word limits.

Additional requirements include the following:
  • 8 1/2" x 11" size;
  • At least 200 dot-per-inch (DPI) resolution;
  • No unintelligible images (e.g., no all-black images);
  • Documents must not be secured, password-protected, or have other features limiting access;
  • No document shall contain any external hyperlinks; however, URLs are permissible;
  • Only readable word and viewable pictures or images, and valid, non-corrupted tables shall be included;
  • Documents must not be corrupted (e.g., a corrupt file having -0- bytes of data);
  • Documents must comprise the complete image or file. The eFiler must ensure and verify that uploads to the eFiling system are properly completed.