With Casedo you can directly import the following ten file types into Casedo:


graphic illustrating file types that can be imported into casedo

  • PDFs > .pdf (more information on importing PDFs with bookmarks HERE)
  • Word documents > .doc, .docx
  • Casedo casefiles > .case (more information HERE)
  • Email Messages > .eml and .msg (more information HERE)
  • Images > .png and .jpg (as of Casedo v1.10)
  • Plain text documents > .txt (as of Casedo v1.10)
  • Rich text documents > .rtf (as of Casedo v1.10) (more information HERE)


Documents should be searchable

Though one PDF looks much the same as another to most of us, in fact they do come in a variety of formats, the main three being

  • Searchable – Searchable pdfs are what you get if you save a word document as a pdf. The text is embedded in the pdf document and can, therefore, be searched and highlighted by Casedo.
  • Non-searchable scans – A non-searchable pdf is essentially a scan of a document, a computer recognises it as an image, it’s not searchable.
  • Fillable forms – A fillable form is a searchable pdf with a whole set of additional functionality, as such it is searchable, but can cause layout problems in Casedo.

Casedo loves searchable PDFs. They can be searched and highlighted easily.


Making a pdf searchable

One way of doing this is by using the OCR function within Casedo. Click HERE to know more on how to OCR in Casedo

There are other alternatives to using the OCR feature in Casedo, such as one of the following (there are many alternatives on the market):

Break up large documents or bundles into smaller chunks

It’s very tempting to scan a 300-page document and import it directly into Casedo. The downside is that Casedo will only recognise it as a single document, and the Index View will reflect this. Whilst bookmarks and linking etc. will still be available, the Index will contain a single item, which can therefore not be re-ordered. As of Casedo v1.10 this can be done easily within the application using the Split document by bookmarks feature.

LAST UPDATED 2024.06.03