Why should I upload attachments as PDF instead of Word documents?

You have the capability to upload different types of documents, however, the preferred document type is PDF. When you upload a Word document, the system automatically converts it to PDF after it is published on the website. There is sometimes a delay in that conversion process, so in the mean time, someone can open your document in Word and save it as Word. Another thing to consider is that formatting such as strike, underline, color and highlight are not retained when the system converts from Word to PDF. If you have a document with any formatting you would have to convert it to PDF before uploading it as an attachment to protect that formatting.

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1. Why should I upload attachments as PDF instead of Word documents?
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4. How do I search for all the files I've created?
5. How do I spell-check text in the Title and Summary Tab in Legistar?
6. How can I allow someone to edit my file while it's still in draft form (before the approval process)?
7. Can I delete someone in an approval sequence once the sequence is started?
8. Should I delete attachments of a file from one meeting to the next?
9. If I edit a document on my computer that I've already attached to the file in Legistar, does Legistar also update the file?