REMINDER: How to Prevent Corrupt PDFs in MyFunding?

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As a reminder, corrupted PDF files uploaded in MyFunding or the SF-424 can cause validation errors. Please see the below tips to ensure that corrupted files are not uploaded:

  • Verify that all PDF attachments can be opened in Adobe before uploading the files in MyFunding.
  • Check the document name for accuracy. (For example, do not name the document “biosketch.doc.doc.pdf”)
  • If the origin of the document is unknown, resave the file as a PDF. (see Figure 1)
  • Upload flattened versions of the document by following these steps:
  1. Open document, select File, and Print.
  2. For Printer, select Adobe PDF. (see Figure 1)
  3. Select Print and re-save document.
    Figure 1.

If an error is received after the above tips are applied, please contact the PERISTM Team at (see Figures 2 and 3 for example error notices).

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