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Adobe Acrobat Ninja

By : Urszula Witherell
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Adobe Acrobat Ninja

By: Urszula Witherell

Overview of this book

Adobe Acrobat can help you solve a wide variety of problems that crop up when you work with PDF documents on a daily basis. The most common file type for business and communication, this compact portable document format is widely used to collect as well as present information, as well as being equipped with many lesser-known features that can keep your content secure while making it easy to share. From archive features that will keep your documents available for years to come to features related to accessibility, organizing, annotating, editing, and whatever else you use PDFs for, Acrobat has the answer if you know where to look. Designed for professionals who likely already use Adobe Acrobat Pro, this guide introduces many ideas, features, and online services, sorted and organized for you to easily find the topics relevant to your work and requirements. You can jump to any chapter without sifting through prior pages to explore the tools and functions explained through step-by-step instructions and examples. The information in some chapters may build on existing knowledge, but you are not expected to have an advanced level of prior experience. By the end of this book, you’ll have gained a solid understanding of the many capabilities of PDFs and how Acrobat makes it possible to work in a way that you will never miss good old ink and paper.
Table of Contents (16 chapters)

Working with Bates numbering and options

Bates numbering, also referred to as Bates stamping, is a unique system of numbering pages that includes a reference or a code number, a branding image, such as a logo, company name, date, and more, in addition to the sequence of page numbers. It is used in legal and medical professions to quickly identify business receipts, images, documents used in trials, and so on. The original system was invented and patented by Edwin G. Bates in the late 1800s, thus the label for the system. It was a manual stamp with four digits 0000 to 9999 that advanced a rotating wheel each time it was pressed down. The resulting page numbers would be presented in four digits. Page 25, for example, would have had a 0025 stamp.

This invention and the system were adopted by law offices and courts. At that time, it was a great method to organize and identify information. As .pdf files have become the standard digital paper, we depend on a system that supports the electronic...