Q. How do I contact
A. You can call or fax us
at (800) 939-8932 or email us at email@example.com.
Q. How do I submit documents to
A. E-mail (firstname.lastname@example.org) us
your documents to be filed through the EDGAR system and our
trained staff will convert them into the special EDGAR format.
We can format documents from Microsoft Word, WordPerfect,
Excel and RTF to the new EDGAR II standards. We will then
return the formatted file for your review and any changes.
Once we receive your final approvals, we formally submit the
document to the SEC on your behalf. Once the document is
received by the SEC an email confirmation is sent directly to
Q. What is
A. HTML stands for HyperText Markup
Language. This is the language understood by software used to
browse the web.
Q. How is HTML different from
A. HTML is "format rich," allowing
formatting not available in ASCII; for example, it allows
bold, italic and underlined type, font selection, type size,
etc. ASCII is a mono-spaced font allowing none of the above
formatting options. HTML will allow the EDGAR submission to
more closely resemble the printed version of the document.
Q. What do we have to do
differently from what we currently do?
more lead time to produce the filing in HTML. If a PDF file is
to accompany the official EDGAR filing, allow more lead time
for that production and also be prepared to proof not only the
HTML file, but the PDF file as well.
Q. Will ASCII filings still be
A. Yes, for an indeterminate amount
of time. In a recent release, SEC officials stated that they
"expect to require HTML for most filings as soon as
practicable, so we encourage filers to use it and gain
experience with this format..."
Q. Can we have graphics in our
A. Yes, after the implementation
period which currently extends from June 28, 1999 to Summer
Q. What are
A. Hypertext links allow the user to
move through a document by clicking on a highlighted link. For
example, by clicking on "Management's Discussion and Analysis"
in the table of contents, the MD&A section is
automatically displayed. This eliminates the need to scroll
through the document page by page until the desired section is
Q. What can't HTML
A. HTML can't set tabs or create tables,
as in typesetting systems or word processors; control spacing
before and after paragraphs; set indents; force page breaks;
or control fonts on the reader's system.
Q. What is PDF?
PDF stands for Portable Document Format. Documents in PDF must
be viewed using the Adobe Acrobat Reader.
Q. Can the EDGAR filing be posted
to my Web site?
A. Yes. The EDGAR version is
Web-ready; however, due to the limitations imposed by the SEC
for the EDGAR system, the document is not formatted as richly
as it might be if it were produced without the restrictions of