Bates Numbers

Bates numbering is useful in legal and other fields that need all pages in a document collection to be labeled, accounted for, and easy to locate. The Bates numbering tool allows you to add a unique number to each page. You can start the numbering at any point and, when processing more than one document, continue the numbering across the documents.

To add Bates numbers to a PDF:

  1. On the Page Layout tab, in the Page Marks group, click Bates Number
  2. In the Prefix, Suffix, and Start at boxes, enter your numbering as required
  3. Click the options to use for font properties and layout, and the pages to process
  4. Click Apply

To add Bates numbers to a collection of PDF files:

  1. On the Page Layout tab, in the Page Marks group, click the arrow next to Bates Number and click Multiple Files
  2. Add and order the files you want to process, and then click Next
  3. In the Prefix, Suffix, and Start at boxes, enter your numbering as required
  4. Click the options to use for font properties and layout, and the pages to process
  5. Click Apply

To remove Bates numbers from a PDF file:

  1. On the Page Layout tab, in the Page Marks group, click the arrow next to Bates Number and click Remove Bates Numbering
  2. Click OK at the confirmation prompt, and the tool will scan the document and remove all instances of Bates numbering