Add Bates Numbering to PDF Documents

Add a Bates stamp number to your legal documents online, with ease.

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How to add Bates Numbering:

Upload your file

Choose a file you want to index by uploading one from your computer or dragging and dropping one in the box. You can also upload one from a cloud storage service such as Google Drive or Dropbox.

Format your Bates Numbering

Customize your Bates Numbering by adding and editing text or choose an image to use instead. You can choose what your stamp will look like, what pages it appears on, and where on the page it’ll be.

View & Download

Access your indexed PDF by downloading it to your computer and viewing it in your browser. We can also email you a link to your PDF, which will only be valid for 24 hours.


Digital Bates Numbering is replacing manual Bates stamps

Bates Numbering is generally used to label and identify an array of legal documents. It is the organizational method of choice for most law firms in America. In the past, Bates Numbering was applied through manual hand-stamping, but with the rise of easier and quicker electronic numbering in PDF files and other printed material, hand-stamping is becoming rarer.

Learn more about Bates Numbering

Page Numbers or Bates Numbers?

Most people are familiar with using page numbers to identify pages, but what are Bates stamps for? Bates Numbering is used to index pages within a set of multiple documents, usually legal documents, for easy identification and retrieval.

More Formatting Options

Not enough formatting options in our free Bates Numbering tool? Try Soda PDF Desktop or Soda PDF Online to access more Bates Numbering formatting options, including removing bates stamp numbering.

Bates Stamp Placement

Control exactly where you want to place your Bates stamp. Our Bates Numbering system allows you to choose which pages to index and where on the page the stamp should appear.

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