EDGAR Resources

Merrill Output Options

Merrill offers many options for pre- and post-filing documents. Proofs during EDGARization are intended to assist you with your editing and reviewing process. Whether you need a copy of your filing in MS Word format to create your next filing or you want to send PDF copies to investors, we can help. We have an output option that will meet your needs. Please see the chart below for a description of Merrill output options.

Pre-filing Proofs

HTML
Purpose EDGAR submission for client review to check links and graphics (Intended for online viewing only, not for marking edits)
Description A continuous, scrolling file, with submission header, that does not contain Merrill bannerlines
Options Clean or Redlined (redlined for SEC only)
File Extension .exe - .htm bundled with graphic files
.htm - with individual graphic files
Samples View sample

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EDGAR PDF
Purpose EDGAR submission for client review, to be output for marking and submitting edits.
Description A PDF of the HTML and/or ASCII with submission header, Merrill bannerlines and document divider pages
Options Clean or Redlined (shows edits since previous filing)
File Extension .pdf
Samples View EDGAR redlined PDF.
View strikethrough PDF.

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Typeset PDF
Purpose Typeset documents for client review, to be output for marking and submitting edits.
Description A PDF of typeset documents with Merrill bannerlines
Options
  • Clean - no blacklining
  • Blacklining is for proofing purposes only. It does not print or EDGAR file.
    • Precise Marked - traditional or strikethrough blacklining to show edits of current cycle.
    • Cumulatively Marked - traditional blacklining to show edits from current and prior consecutive cycles combined.
  • With or without Merrill bannerlines
File Extension .pdf
Samples

View traditional blacklined sample.


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Post-filing

Readback
Standard Enhanced
Purpose MS Word document used to prepare for and edit your next filing
Description Document(s) are converted to MS Word with minimal formatting applied Document(s) are converted to MS Word with enhanced formatting applied
Options None Consult your Project Manager
File Extension .doc .doc
Samples View sample View sample

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As-filed
Closed Submission HTML and PDF
Purpose A confirmation copy of the SEC filing.
  • Post on your website
  • Send via email
  • Photocopy and distribute (not recommended for HTML).
Description A copy of the filing as it was filed with the SEC (HTML, ASCII) A copy of the ASCII and/or HTML documents that filed with the SEC.
Options None With or without
  • Exhibits
  • Schedule 14A/14C cover
  • Submission Header.

Any customization of

  • PDF Closed Submission,
  • JMS or JCS as-filed PDF, and
  • JMS or JCS as-filed HTML

by request.

File Extension .pdf .exe - .htm bundled with graphic files
.htm - with individual graphic files
.pdf
Samples View sample View sample

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PDF Plus
Standard PDF Plus Enhanced Standard PDF Plus
Purpose PDF of the typeset information used to complement printed books
Description Enhanced PDF that generally represents a form of the EDGAR filing
Options Link and bookmark table of contents Link and bookmark table of contents and center bold heads
File Extension .pdf .pdf
Samples View sample View sample

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Printing

Print PDF
Purpose
  • Provide to SEC upon request from your examiner (paper copy)
  • Post on your website
  • Send via email
  • Print and photocopy
Description
  • PDF of final typeset document
  • No Merrill bannerlines, submission header, document dividers or hyperlinks
Options
  • Remove exhibits
  • Remove Schedule 14A/14C cover
  • Clean or blacklined
File Extension .pdf
Samples View sample

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