How to Add Bates Numbering to PDF on Mac

In today’s highly globalized marketplaces and amazingly competitive business and organizational spaces, information is key. Outfits that often need to process large amounts of vital information may include businesses, research, and legal institutions. This is where bates numbering becomes pertinent. It is one of the most popular indexing procedures used in organizing documents that need proper sequential identification. Where documents are in Portable Document Format (PDF) , bates numbers may be automatically inserted in the headers or footers, will often be self-incrementing and may be used together with other objects or texts in the document. This article will help you to learn how to add bates numbering to PDF on Mac.

How to Add PDF Bates Numbering on Mac

PDFelement for Mac is an outstanding program that fortunately integrates an easy and straightforward Bates numbering procedure which is guaranteed to save you time, increase your productivity and raise your efficiency when dealing with large amounts of documents.

Once the download and installation processes are complete, you are good to go. You should launch PDFelement on your computer. Then follow the steps below to add bates stamp to PDF on Mac.

STEP 1. Import PDFs from Your Local Computer

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Once PDFelement is launched, its Home window will generate an automatic prompt directing you to upload a PDF document. This can be done by clicking the "Open File" button on the left midsection of the page and selecting the document into which you would like to insert bates numbers.

STEP 2. Add Bates Numbers to PDF on Mac

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After your document is loaded, use your mouse or trackpad to navigate to the right side menu. The "Bates Numbering" option will be the second last icon located on your upper right just beneath the menu bar and clicking it will give you a drop-down list with two options: "Add" or "Remove". Click on "Add". Upload your PDFs to the pop-up window and rearrange their order. Click "Next". Then choose the output folder and click "Save".

STEP 3. Customize Appearance of Bates Numbering

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You will observe a properties box on the screen. On the upper left side of the box, set your bates numbering format, what number to start at and if you so wish, you can insert a prefix or a suffix and even have your bates numbering appear in reverse. On the lower left side of the properties box, you can also choose the range of pages to which you would like to apply Bates numbering, and decide whether you would like bates numbering to be incremental on all pages or only on bates numbered pages.

Move to the bottom left of the same properties box. Click the "Arrow" button to get additional options to customize the font style, color, and size of your bates numbers as well as choose the position on which your Bates numbering will appear on the pages of your PDF document.

STEP 4. Remove Bates Numbering from PDF on Mac

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If you are dissatisfied with the way your bates numbering comes out, or if you are working on a new document combined with a previous one that had Bates numbering that you do not need, all you need to do click the "Bates Numbering" button on the right side menu and select the "Remove" option. Do not forget to save your document before exiting.