Adobe Acrobat Pro DC

Bates Labels

Time: 1.5 Hours

Course Description:

Bates numbering is a method of indexing legal documents for easy identification and retrieval. Each page of each document is assigned a unique Bates number that also indicates its relationship to other Bates-numbered documents. Bates numbers appear as headers or footers on the pages of each PDF in the batch.

The Bates identifier is referred to as a number, but it can include an alphanumeric prefix and suffix. The prefix and suffix can make it easier to recognize the central subject matter of the files.

Course Material:

A customized step-by-step Quick Reference Card with screenshots is included in this class which covers each topic you will learn.

What you will learn

  • What is Bates numbering?

  • Adding Bates Numbering

  • Adding More Documents to a Bates Numbering Series

  • Searching for Bates-Numbered PDFs

  • Removing Bates Numbering