This is a step-by-step guide for producing documents via Download in Logikcull.
A self-guided video course is also available through Logikcull Learning.


If you're a Logikcull Project Admin or above you can make downloads (also known as document productions). Watch the video above to see how it works. Here are the written steps:

  1. Save a search (jump to this section of the video). All downloads come from saved searches. The de-duplication view you have set for your saved search will dictate whether you’re including certain duplicates or not.
  2. Click the "Downloads" tab
  3. Click "Create a new download"
  4. Select the saved search you want to download (you can also create a download from the search page by accessing the “Saved Searches” list and selecting “Download” from the drop-down menu of the corresponding search.)
  5. Choose your download options
  6. Confirm the options are correct and click "Create download"

Below you'll see an in-depth breakdown of these steps and an explanation of your options during the Download process.

Step 1: Create a new Download

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  1. Select a Saved Search - This dropdown will list the saved searches made within the project. You must select a saved search to initiate a Download.
  2. Load a Download Template - If you have a pre-existing Download template that you’d like to use, you may select one here. Otherwise, you can leave this as-is for now. Later, in Step 4 of the Download creation process, you will be given the option to save a new template.
  3. Sort By - This will allow you to choose the order of your documents in the download. Filepath (a-z) is set as the default option as it will ensure all family documents stay together.
  4. Family Inclusion Setting - Selecting “Yes” will pull in any family members of documents related to your saved search (e.g. any attachments to emails not part of your saved search). If you want to download only the specific set of documents that you saved, you may switch this to "No, don't include."
  5. Culled Family Inclusion Setting - This will pull in any family members of documents in your saved search that were culled. An example would be a culled email (not in your search results) and a non-culled attachment to that email (in your search results). Selecting yes for this option will pull in that culled parent email.

Things to Note:

Seeing a “Potentially Privileged” notification & wondering which documents Logikcull has applied that QC tag to? Feel free to run the saved search the download is based on and select the QC tag “Potentially Privileged” from the Carousel, or simply paste processing_flag:"Potentially Privileged" into the main search bar. Potentially Privileged is a QC tag that Logikcull applies upon processing and is based on our database of law firm email addresses.

⚠️ Reminder: the de-duplication view of the saved search from which this download is based on will dictate whether you're including duplicates or not.

Step 2: Load Files

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  1. Summary of saved search used, document and page count, and total size. 
  2. Load File Inclusion Setting - choose whether or not to include Load Files in your Download. A Load File is essentially a table of delimited information that contains fields of metadata (you can choose which fields to include). 
  3. Load File Format - CSV is the default, but there are also options for Relativity, Summation, and Concordance. 
  4. Load File Template - If you have a pre-existing template of metadata fields you’d like to include with your load file, you may choose the template here. Logikcull includes a default template with fields to get you started.
  5. Create new template (and view existing templates) - Pick and choose your desired metadata load file fields, as well as view the pre-populated load file templates. When you choose this option, you will see a screen with two columns. The left side is available fields, the right side is the fields your load file will contain.

    (You can check out what each of the default/saved templates contains by clicking 'Create New Template' > Below 'Selected Fields' toggle the dropdown for 'Load an existing template...') 

Step 3: Image, Native, and Text Settings

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  1. Include Images - Choose to include images of your documents in your download. You can also choose to include Previously Downloaded Images (a previous downloads' bates endorsement).
  2. Image Formats - Formats include multipage color PDFs, single page B&W TIFF, and multipage B&W TIFF.
  3. More options and image defaults - Expand this section to specify how to name Images, whether to include redactions, choose file types to be Imaged, and also to endorse images (with Bates/confidential/etc.). Finally, you can also specify slipsheets (for any file types deselected in this section). 

    ⚠️ Please note when naming images: "with Imported Bates Number" refers to imported metadata in a Database Upload. If your records were not given a Bates number prior to this download process, you can choose "with Document Number as File Name" to name documents with the Bates number you assign during this process.
  4. Include Native Files - Here you can select to include which document types to provide in their native file format.
  5. Naming Natives - Choose to have your Native files in your download named with the doc number, original file name, or imported bates number. Note: choosing to name with the original filename will place each document in its own folder to prevent file name collision.


    ⚠️ Please note when naming natives: "with Imported Bates Number" refers to imported metadata in a Database Upload. If your records were not given a Bates number prior to this download process, you can choose "with Document Number as File Name" to name documents with the Bates number you assign during this process.
  6. More options and natives defaults - Choose the file types you wish to provide natively in your download by checking them off. Any unchecked file types in this section will not be provided natively. Also note: If the setting to include redacted documents (Step 3) is enabled, any documents that are redacted will not be provided natively, as well as any families of those redacted documents. 
  7. Include Text Files - Choose to include or exclude text files.
  8. Folder to include Text Files - specifies which folder to include the text files in your download.
  9. Customize by Document Tag - This allows you to specify the format in which specific documents are produced based on the tag those documents contain. 

Step 4: Volume Name, Numbering, and Sharing

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  1. Download Volume/Name - This will be the name given to the download within Logikcull.
  2. Starting Document/Bates Number - Input a starting document or bates number here. This is a required field.
  3. Download Notes - Optional space to enter any notes you'd like to make for your download. 
  4. Download Size - Choose to split your download if it is above a certain file size.
    Here's what you're downloading: This is a summary of your download. You can think of it as a QC check for yourself. Note that the tags are for your reference and WILL NOT be viewable on the download itself. 
  5. Download Summary - This is just a summary for your reference. Information about tags will not be included in the download (unless specified in the Load File on Step 2). 
  6. Create a New Download template - Save the settings you've applied so far in the download to use easily in future downloads. 
  7. Securely Share - Here you can share the production via email (for example, share with opposing counsel). 

And finally - create your Download!


Some things to keep in mind:

  1. Do-overs: If you made a mistake, you can re-make your download simply by selecting the same saved-search
  2. Privilege flag: If you have documents tagged as Privileged in your saved search, Logikcull will alert you to how many documents in your download are tagged as Privileged BEFORE you start your download. You will also be alerted to the number of documents are tagged with any tag containing the word "priv." However, a best practice method is to run a knockout tag search on your saved-search before downloading to make sure no documents contain unwanted (i.e. Privilege-like) tags.
  3. When you upload data into Logikcull, your documents are rendered to high-quality PDFs automatically. So, when you go to download, there's no re-rendering. But, if you select TIFF, Logikcull will have to convert the PDFs into TIFF images, which adds some time to the processing of your download.
  4. Once your download is complete, you'll receive a detailed email notification that your download is done.
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