Question: What is a fillable-text PDF and why can I not eFile one?
Answer: A fillable-text PDF began as the standard Civil Case Information Sheet, the clerk's Civil Process Request Form, or a similar PDF that enables you type information directly into it.
If you simply save the document after you complete it you preserve all the fill-in-the-blank coding in the form and that is what causes eFileTexas to fail that entire submission.
The solution is to do one of the following:
- Use a word processor version of the form if one is available to you.
- Print the form as a new PDF if your have that capability on your computer. Doing so removes the fill-in-the-blank coding in the new PDF file.
- Print the document on paper and then scan it.
- If you are on a pay-per-filing fee plan with FileTime, click the Repair button that displays after you upload the document. FileTime will remove the fill-in-the-blank coding for you.