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DRAFT EDGAR Filer Manual (Volume III)

This draft Filer Manual, posted before Commission approval of potential regulatory changes in this release, is provided as a service to our filing community to assist filers, agents, and software developers prepare for potential changes the staff anticipates. Since this is a draft manual, the SEC retains the right to change any part of the manual before the new system release is made final. In addition, the final EDGAR Filer Manual (Volume III) (Version 2) is subject to Commission approval and may be revised before approval or not approved at all. Similarly, the posting of the draft manual does not indicate Commission approval of any pending proposed changes relating to the potential changes reflected in the draft manual. The final version of the manual will be made available as and if approved by the Commission, on the SEC's Public Website.

Changes to the DRAFT EDGAR Filing Manual (Volume III) - N-SAR Supplement (Version 2) are being made to update the filer manual to reflect changes scheduled to be implemented on August 1, 2011.

On August 1, 2011, EDGAR Release 11.2 will introduce the following changes:

  • The offline EDGARLink tool and the associated templates have been retired and will no longer be available. XFDL submissions created by the offline EDGARLink tool or those constructed by filers according to the EDGAR XFDL Technical Specification will no longer be accepted. The EDGARLink Online Application, available from the EDGAR Filing Website (https://www.edgarfiling.sec.gov/), must be used to file all submissions previously supported by the offline EDGARLink tool.
    Those filers that use the EDGAR XFDL Technical Specification to create filer-constructed submissions without the use of the EDGARLink tool, and wish to do the same outside of the EDGARLink Online Application, can do so by following the EDGARLink Online XML Technical Specification, available from the Information for EDGAR Filers web page (http://www.sec.gov/info/edgar.shtml).
  • Section 2.3 has been modified to provide instructions for creating the installation directory if the A: drive does not exist.

You may download the DRAFT EDGAR Filing Manual (Volume III) - N-SAR Supplement (Version 2) by clicking the following link. To assist filers in the identification of the draft changes, we have provided a redlined version of Volume III.



Modified: 07/01/2011