While producing your files, GoldFynch gives you the option of choosing the location of Bates Stamps in your documents (or alternatively, not placing Bates Stamps at all.) Note that Bates stamps cannot be placed on native document productions because then the document is no longer considered native. For native documents, only the file name contains the Bates number range.
Here's how to place Bates Stamps on your produced documents:
1. Follow the steps of production (click here for a detailed guide on producing files) till you reach Step 6 (Select tag placement for production: <production name>)
2. Click on the drop-down menu on the right side of the screen against the 'Bates Stamp' and select one of the available options:
3. Click on the "OK" button
4. Enter the starting number of your Bates Number, along with a prefix if you want it added before the number
5. Click on the "OK" button
There are a few things to note:
- Apart from Bates Stamps, you will be provided with other options to apply stamps:
- Tags that are attached to documents in your production will be listed. You can choose to apply and place these tags as stamps to their documents, as well as edit the text (i.e. the tag's name) before applying it
- You are also given the option to create custom stamps that can be applied across all non-native files, and these work similarly to Bates Stamps
- You cannot apply Bates Stamps (or tags and custom stamps) to native documents
- If there is a conflict between the placement of the Bates Stamp and any placed tags, the Bates Stamp will always be given the highest priority
- If you want to disable Bates stamp placement you can do so by selecting the "no-placement" option
You can learn more about tag stamps, custom stamps, and tag priorities in this article.