What is a fillable-text PDF?

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.

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