halFILE™ Bates Number Stamping
halFILE™ now supports
Bates Number Stamping! With an add-on product provided by hal Systems, you can
stamp a series of images with a Bates Number. This stamps each image
sequentially with a designated number (and optional prefix).
The number is
placed at a designated position on the image, either as a permanent annotation
or as a temporary annotation that can be hidden. A barcode of the Bates Number
can be included if so desired.
This halFILE Bates Number Stamping utility lets
- Select a halFILE basket.
- Define the Bates Number
annotation parameters including:
- font size and
- stamp location
- text prefix
- opaque or transparent
- barcode font/size/location if barcode is
- Once you have picked your options, you
process the documents in the basket.
- As the Bates Number is placed on the
document, the number is posted to the halFILE database so all pages are
Bates Numbering has many applications in the
legal and government industries, as well as other areas. For example:
- In the legal profession, you can use the
Bates Number to reference documents entered in a court case.
- For County Recorders, you can use the Bates
Number to stamp recorded documents with the recording information.
The term “Bates Number"
comes from the Bates Manufacturing Co. which was incorporated on September
13, 1890 in New York State. The Bates Manufacturing Co. manufactured and
sold automatic hand-held numbering machines. The Bates Numbering is mostly
used by law firms, to aid in the referencing of documents.