I transmitted my final law school application to LSAC yesterday (although it was not proceed until almost 20 hours later ... damn LSACD) and I thought I'd share with the board two things I figured out while applying that may be helpful.
(1) If you have really funky formatting in your resume, personal statement, etc., and LSACD seems to be unhappy with it or just takes a really long time to process the files, it's possible to upload .pdf files rather than Word/Wordperfect/etc. files. If you can print from Word to a .pdf file, simply submit the .pdf file instead of the word file. It will be previewable almost immediately, and will keep all your intricate formatting intact. I did it with my resume, and it worked beautifully.
(2) The only reason that LSACD requires that you use Windows is the Omniform plug-in (for completing the applications themselves), which is not available for non-Windows machines. The requirement seems rather stupid, because a lot of what I do on LSACD does not involve actually filling in applications (i.e. uploading statements and resumes, checking application status, etc.). I have a Powerbook running Mac OS X 10.3 at home, and was pissed off that I had to do all of my application work on my work (Windows 2000) computer, until I figured out how to work from home by making LSACD think I was using a Windows computer. All you need to do is change your web browser's "user agent" identification tag so that, when LSACD checks what browser you're using, your browser says that it is Windows Internet Explorer rather than a Mac (or Linux) browser. Instructions for those using Safari on Mac OS X are located here: http://www.macosxhints.com/article.php?story=20030110063041629&query=safari+debug+menu
(after following the instructions on the website, click on the newly revealed "Debug" menu, go down to user agent submenu, and choose "MSIE for Windows 6.0"). I know there's a way to do this with firefox as well, I just don't have time to go online and find instructions right now. After changing your "user agent" string, you'll be able to access LSACD from your Mac or Linux machine and do everything but fill in your applications (downloading files is also a little weird on Safari, so I haven't bothered with that, but at the very least you can check your application status.)
I hope someone finds these tipes helpful.