|FEC Electronic Filing Software
|May 17, 2022
Includes the FEC's applications to
Validate, Print and Upload the *.FEC
file generated by the FILPAC
The FEC Print program requires Java version 7 or higher and Adobe Reader DC.
Type the following from the command prompt to check your Java version:
It should say at least 1.8.xxx.
When you double-click on the the name of the item to be downloaded, you'll get a pop-up box asking if you wish to run or save the file. Always choose Run.
Downloading will take anywhere from a few seconds to a few minutes, depending on your internet connection.
You'll get a security warning. Go ahead and ignore it. (You'll just have to trust us!)
Once the downloading is complete, you'll get the following box:
Here is where it can get a bit confusing. If yours is a single-user system, then the Filpac system should be stored in your FR folder, so all you need to do is click Unzip.
However, if you're on a network, you need to change the C: to the appropriate network drive letter, as follows:
In this example, the network drive is Z. If you're not sure of your network drive, here's an easy way to find out: Right-click on the shortcut that you use to open the Filpac program. Go to Properties. Under the Shortcut tab, look at the Target. It will start with the proper drive letter, which is the one you should enter into the WinZip box above.
If successful, you'll get a box that says "... files unzipped successfully." If you get an error that starts with "cannot create output file", it probably means that your Filpac program is open, either on your computer or on the network. Close all instances of the Filpac program before attempting to download again.
How can be sure you were successful? Go to Help->About. See if the Version and Program Date matches the version and program date above.