I've got an 8,000-page document with bookmarks. I'd like to rename the bookmarks with the Bates number range (or even just the Bates number of the bookmarked page), so I may then split the document into files named with the appropriate Bates number range. Been at this for several hours now, and can't seem to make more headway. I'm using Mac Catalina 10.15.2 and Acrobat Pro DC 2019. I'd sure appreciate someone's insight to get this done and off to the lawyers.
Is each page Bates numbered? If so, what pattern did you use? This is not a simple task if you need to read the numbers off the pages. It's better to recreate the Bates numbering when editing the bookmarks directly. Either way, it will require a custom-made script to be developed.
If you're interested I could develop for you a script that will do that, for a fee.
You can send me a sample file to [try6767 at gmail.com] so we could discuss it further.
I appreciate that, try67. Unfortunately, I've given all the $ to the lawyers. Trying to learn how to fish here.
In Python, I've figured out how to navigate to the directory and change each filname, but haven't sussed out how to extract the Bates number from the first page of each file. I'd be grateful for even a nudge in the right direction.
Thanks very much, @try67. I will give these methods a shot and report back, in case anyone else is trying to accomplish the same thing. The Bates numbers are in the right-hand footer, so I think I'll try the quads approach first.