Converting Creditor Matrix to TXT     Modified 02/29/2004

 

OVERVIEW

 

The following instructions guide you to correctly format a creditor matrix and save it as a .txt file when using WordPerfect version 9 or Microsoft Word 2000.

 

A creditor matrix contains creditor information, such as the name of the creditor and their mailing address. This information is used for noticing, and claims information, when applicable. The creditor matrix MUST be in a .txt file before it can be successfully uploaded.

 

Creditor Matrix Specification

 

Please refer to  D. Kan. S.O. 02-1 for the correct format and punctuation rules and abbreviations to use when preparing your matrix.

 

        • Names and addresses should be left justified (flush against the left margin, no leading blanks.)

        • Do not include page numbers, headers, footers, etc.

        • The name and address of each creditor must be six (6) lines or less.

        • Each line may contain no more than 40 characters including blanks.

        • The creditor name must be on the first line.

        • If account numbers or “attention” lines are included, they must on the second line.

        • City, state abbreviation and ZIP code must be on the last line.

        • Nine digit ZIP codes must contain a hyphen separating the two groups of digits.

        • All states must be two-letter abbreviations.

        • Each creditor must be separated by at least one blank line.

 

 

WORDPERFECT

 

        1. From the File menu select Save As  

        2. Select ASCII DOS Text from File Type drop down list

        3. Name the file

 

NOTE: A suggested practice is to use the debtor name in the file name.  This will allow you to prepare and save the creditor matrix before you open the case and obtain a case number. Example names are:

  • gary_grant_matrix.txt

  • acme_enterprises_matrix.txt

  • gary_mary_grant_matrix.txt

 

        1. Select the location to save the file using the Save In drop down arrow

        2. Click Save

 

 

MICROSOFT WORD

 

        1. From the File menu select Save As  

        2. Select Text Only with Line Breaks as the Save as type

        3. Name the file

 

NOTE: A suggested practice is to use the debtor name in the file name.  This will allow you to prepare and save the creditor matrix before you open the case and obtain a case number. Example names are:

  • gary_grant_matrix.txt

  • acme_enterprises_matrix.txt

  • gary_mary_grant_matrix.txt

 

        1. Select the location to save the file using the Save In drop down arrow

        2. Click Save