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Remove Bates Numbering from Multiple Files in a Portfolio?

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Aug 15, 2016 Aug 15, 2016

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I work as an intern for an attorney's office and have been tasked with using Adobe Acrobat's Bates numbering feature to organize documents for a case a lawyer is currently working on. Unfortunately, I made a mistake and included an incorrect post script after the Bates numbers and need to remove the Bates numbering from upwards of 1,000 documents. Looking through the Acrobat manual, it appears I should simply be able to use Tools>Pages>Bates Numbering>Remove and then a dialog box should appear allowing me to clear multiple files at once of Bates numbering, however, instead of doing this, the Bates Numbering is just removed from the document that I have open, forcing me to have to open each document individually and delete its Bates Numbering. How would I fix this, as this project is on a strict time schedule?

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Community Expert , Aug 15, 2016 Aug 15, 2016

If you have Acrobat Pro create a new Action (via Tools - Action Wizard) with the Remove Bates Numbering command and a Save command and then run it on your files.

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Aug 15, 2016 Aug 15, 2016

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If you have Acrobat Pro create a new Action (via Tools - Action Wizard) with the Remove Bates Numbering command and a Save command and then run it on your files.

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That worked perfectly. Thanks, you just saved me a lot of time!

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Oct 09, 2016 Oct 09, 2016

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What if you have multiple file types within in the folders, as well as PDF's. Is there any way to have Adobe only pull the pdf's into the wizard? It seems as though I can very easily Bates Stamp only the pdf's within a folder, but it doesn't work the same way to remove them, it pulls everything, which takes forever. Any advice? Anyone bored with the debates and willing and able to assist me now? I need to get this done tonight. Thanks in advance.

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Jun 26, 2019 Jun 26, 2019

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I tried this and there is no option for removing the bates numbers, only to add them in.  When I try the other method that Adobe Help provides, it only prompts me to open a single document then starts OCRing it.  HELP?

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