Hardware Software Requirements

Filing documents into CM/ECF requires the following hardware and software: 

A personal computer running a standard platform such as Windows or Mac OS X. 

A PDF-compatible word processor like Corel WordPerfect or Microsoft Word.

Internet service. 

A web browser. For CM/ECF, the latest versions of Mozilla Firefox or Microsoft Internet Explorer are recommended. Some users have had positive experiences with other web browsers, but those listed here have been tested and certified for compatibility with CM/ECF.  

Software to convert documents from word processor format to portable document format (PDF). Corel WordPerfect and Microsoft Word can convert documents to PDF, or an additional product such as Adobe Acrobat can be used.

Adobe Acrobat Reader, which is available for free, is needed for viewing PDF documents. 

A scanner may be necessary to create electronic versions of documents that are not in your word processing system.