Adding Bates Numbering Range to Existing File Names
As Bates Numbering/Stamping is commonly used in the legal profession and because we typically handle a large number of documents it would be nice if Adobe had the capability to allow you to Add Bates Numbering Ranges to the EXISTING File Names.
For example, after you click on Add Bates Numbers, you can click on Output Options, and the window pops-up where you can have the option to either keep the original file names OR replace the file names with the starting and ending Bates Number (e.g. 000100-000115.pdf). I want to do both and keep the original file name with the Bates Range in front of it. I don't want to have to manually add in the file name for every file after bates stamping, which if I have a thousand files can be very time consuming.
For example, if I have the following File names:
"Emails to Jane Doe (01-13-18)"
“Medical Reports from John Doe (02-02-18)”
"Bank Statements from XYZ (02-27-18)"
I want Adobe to be able to output the following:
"00001-00115 Emails to Jane Doe"
"00116-00210 Medical Reports from John Doe (02-02-18)"
“00211-00236 Bank Statements from XYZ (02-27-18)"
This would prevent me from having to manually input the file names after selecting replace with Bates Number or vice versa (having to manually input the bates range in front of the file name, if I chose the option to keep original file names). I am surprised Adobe has yet to add this feature as it is widely used in the legal profession and I see that many people in the community forums have asked how to accomplish this, but have not received an answer. This would save us a lot of time and the legal community would rejoice. Thank you.
Will Garfield commented
I couldnt agree more. To add on this, I would want the option to add the bates numbering to the end of the file name. We use different file naming schemes where I am and for us, we would want the numbers at the end of the file. It seems like Adobe could fix this for everyone.
Is this a feature in a different version of Adobe?