If your file has been saved in a file type that is not accepted for e-submission you will need to use a word processing program to save the file as one of the accepted types.
Rich Text Format and Plain Text file types are nearly universally available in word processing software.
The following file types can be used for e-submission:
+ Microsoft Word® (DOC and DOCX)
+ Portable Document Format (PDF)
+ Plain text (TXT)
+ Rich Text Format (RTF)
+ OpenDocument Text (ODT)
+ WordPerfect (WPD)
Submitting from Apple iWorks Pages
Please note that native file types from Apple iWorks Pages will not be accepted as a file for e-submission. If you’re using this program then go to the ‘File’ menu, select ‘Export’ and then choose either the Microsoft Word document or PDF file options to save your iWorks Pages file as an acceptable format for our system.
File sizes and requirements
Your document file must meet the following criteria in order to be accepted for e-submission via our website.
Submitted files must not exceed 80 MB in size.
Files must contain at least 20 characters of formatted text.
Files that are password protected, encrypted, hidden, system files, macro enabled or ‘read-only’ cannot be uploaded to our servers.