Bates Numbering is a tried and true time-saving method for legal professionals. It means easy identification and retrieval of legal documents when needed, whether that be in a deposition or trial. So, what if we told you it was possible to incorporate Bates Numbering into how you find documents every day?
Outputting Multiple PDF Binders with Bates Numbering as files names
Bates Numbering is the standard numbering system used when counsel, opposing counsel, or courts need to refer to a document submitted as part of a case. Being able to find a specific document within hundreds of files makes life much easier when a firm is asked to share discovery documents. When Bates Numbering is applied to files in pdfDocs, a unique identifier is added to each page of a document. It can be numeric or contain a combination of letters and numbers.
Working in pdfDocs, users can apply Bates Numbering to multiple individual PDFs and output them – using Binder – with the Bates Number range as the file name. This makes finding discovery documents far easier since users can retrieve any page or document through a file search on the local machine.
Plus, pdfDocs lets users retain the original file name – rather than the Bates Number – in a Table of Contents so that clients can easily navigate between pages and sections. Users also have the option to customize Bates Numbering by adding a prefix or suffix.
Outputting multiple PDFs with Bates Numbering as the file name means a quick and easy document retrieval process. Spend less time searching for a specific page or file and more time on the task at hand.