If one or more claims are established in EDCS and one or more is an EDCS exclusion,
a CEF cannot be established. A paper file must be created. Although the official folder
is paper, the claim or appeal is not totally removed from electronic processing. The
Field Office (FO) may use EDCS to collect information (3368, 3367, etc.) and other
components (DDS, ODAR, etc.) may use the electronic file to collect and store documents
that will be converted to paper when the case is closed.