Is it acceptable to use the file attachments option within a PDF document?

No, it is not acceptable to use the file attachment option within a PDF document. If you create a PDF document that includes embedded file attachments, a “File Format Error” message is displayed when you view the filing status after submittal. If your filing contains a format error, it will be rejected by the system.  The rejection reason is available through the Envelope Details screen. Click the icon to view the filing details. Ultimately, you must correct the problem and resubmit the filing.  File attachments (not to be confused with hyperlinks) are actually files embedded within the PDF file using the Document Attach a File menu option within Adobe Acrobat. If you need to combine a number of separate PDF appendices into one document, you should create a single PDF document without any file attachments by choosing the Document Insert Pages menu option instead.

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