This is best achieved using a specialist bundling tool, which makes the whole process slick and efficient. The two we see most often are PDFDocs and Zylpha. These tools will take any source files, Word documents, images etc., and turn them into a beautifully generated bundle complete with slip sheets and your company’s standard formatting: letterhead, fonts, etc. You’ll get indexing, pagination, the whole lot! This saves a vast amount of time versus manually creating an electronic bundle using something like Adobe Acrobat.
If you are creating your bundle via a free solution, you’ll need to spend time collating all individual documents, creating an index for them all, remembering to add page numbers, and then link all the pages together. To be in line with the courts requirements if you’re sending a PDF, you’ll also need to enable OCR (Optical Character Recognition) to allow for all the page text to be searchable. You’ll also need to ensure each page has a zoom level of 100% by default. Many courts are also asking for the eBundle to be sent with a password enabled to access it. Once this tedious process is complete, you can then start to think about sending it!