Any individual caught up in litigation process is familiar with the requirement to Bates stamp documents. Bates numbering is a process of assigning sequential numbers to individual pages of the PDF. The purpose of such software is to ensure reliable identification of documents. Here, we will analyze a tool which offers a dependable solution to carry out the process of Bates numbering.
The PDF Bates Numberer software is available for download from the website of PDF Ware. The demo version of the utility is provided to test all its functionalities.
Program: PDF Bates Numberer, Version: 3.5
Supported OS: Windows 8.1 and all other previous versions
System Pre – Conditions
The Hard disk space which is generally recommended is 10 MB of free space
Requires 512 MB of RAM, but 1 GB is usually advised
Recommended Processor speed is 2.4 GHz but it can support speed up to 1 GHz
Some Official Features Of The Tool
PDF Bates Numberer is a utility for indexing essential PDF documents in order to organize them conveniently. Users can locate their documents on the basis of a specific watermark or index. Some of the things that the software is capable of doing are discussed below.
- Inserts Bates numbers on multiple PDF file pages in bulk
- Creates Bates number for multiple PDF files or a PDF folder
- Removal of encryption from PDF & addition of Bates number
- Option to append Suffix and Prefix as a part of Bates Number
- Supports collective formats to add Bates number
PERCEPTION OF TOOL FUNCTIONALITY
Simply download and install the application. Upon installing the application, it will prompt the user to create a desktop icon. This helps in accessing the tool easily. There is nothing much to configure, no options or anything; simple installation. There is no requirement to reboot the system unlike other applications which generally recommend restarting the system.
The program’s interface is intuitive which even a non-tech savvy user can operate. The home screen provides three options:
- To insert Bates number on selected PDF pages
- To insert Bates number to a folder of PDF files
- To take out print of Bates numbered pages
Provision for Bates Number Type
- User can add a suffix or prefix to PDF Bates
- Decide the number of digits in a Bates number
- Select a start no. to be added as a part of Bates number
- Choice of a desired number for incrementing the Bates
Options for Additional Information
- Additional Text: Allows to include some confidential text on each page of PDF
- Additional Text Positioning: Enables to set the position of additional text on the Top left, Top Right, Bottom left, and on the Bottom Right of the PDF file.
Positioning Bates Number
The positioning of Bates number can be changed in four ways, which are; Top left, Top Right, Bottom left, Bottom right. Other options to set the Bates number are:
- Option that enables to carry on with the same Bates number
- Option to include current date on the Top right position of every PDF file
- Option to generate a series of number on all the files
The freeware version of PDF Bates Numberer software is available for testing. Users can download and install it to understand its functionality. Demo Version allows Bates stamping of the PDF documents. However, it will add the watermark of the company to all the files.
- Provides a string of customized options for users
- Removes encryption from PDF file and then adds Bates
- Amazing self-explanatory user interface, easy to use
- Compatible with all Windows based configurations
Few workarounds can be done to include plug-in which can stamp documents automatically with bates number into every page.
The rating to be given to this product on its testing is 9/10. From feature perspective, PDF Bates Numbering software has a better feature set than any other tool of its category that maintains a good balance between advanced functionality and price. The utility succeeds to make its play in removing a major hindrance in front of most law practitioners, and is a perfect tool to acquaint users in moving towards paperless office. The expandable customized options provided by the application definitely make it worth buying it.