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PDF Expert New Update Allows For Page Numbers

We use PDF Expert for Mac instead of Adobe.  It is easy to use, intuitive, and syncs with PDF Expert for the iPad, so you can seamlessly work on a document from iPad to Mac.  Also, one license is good for multiple computers, so it is very cost effective.  However, it is not as robust as Adobe Acrobat.  One lacking feature has been the ability to apply bates numbering to a document.  With the update to version 2.3.0, you can apply page numbers and bates numbering very easily.  We have already used it to produce discovery with bates numbering!  Here's how:

1.  What we did first was combine all our discovery into one PDF document.  This is not required, as you can start bates numbering at any number you choose, but it sure saves some steps. Just open up PDF Expert and select "Merge Files," then navigate to the files you want to combine.

2.  Next, go to Edit PDF>Header and Footer>Add Bates Numbers...

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3.  Here are all the options for numbering your pages.  Start on any page you want, which is good if you have a cover sheet.  The prefix is whatever you want.  Here we have typed in "Herbert" with a space after to separate from the numbering.  Number of digits is defaulted at two for some reason, we think four should be the minimum for bates numbering.  Finally layout is not at the bottom right corner, so be sure and select that next to "Position."  Then click "Apply"

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4.  There you have it.  Now we are sending out our discovery with Bates Numbering!  Definitely will cut down on the "You never produced that" excuse.

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Zach Herbert

is a trial attorney and tech geek at Herbert Law Group PLLC.  He is licensed in the State of Texas and practices personal injury law.