I have searched the web site as well as the help menu and I can’t find an option to Bates number documents. Is there a way? If there isn’t a process currently created, does anyone know of an Applescript I could create to Bates number?
I would like to make the file name a part of the Bates number. For example, file name is Smith_John. I want the Bates Number to be Smith_John.000001 and so forth for the entire document and then for all 5000K documents that I am attempting to number.
Any help would be appreciated.
This would be a simple script – but there are a few specs that need clarification for anyone writing it:
- Are these text files or some other type?
- You want the document name to be Smith_John.000001 – just so you know, the script could either change the name displayed in DEVONthink (and not change the file’s real extension) or it could change the name and the extension. I assume you don’t want the latter, but your requirement matters to the work.
- You want to number 5,000 documents – how will you access these? All at once? Are they sorted, or does that matter?
- Do you want the numbering to always start at 000001 – or to start where the script last left off – or to prompt for the beginning number (the last option is the easiest to deal with)
“You docs”? (Is that “new docs”?)
This is a bit more complex than I originally thought (the business about starting over again from the beginning), but not a big deal. If I have time to post something in the next few weeks I will – and there’s probably some one (Christian are you there?) who could do something faster for you.
Yes typo, You docs is supposed to read new docs.
You should not use a dot (.) in the name, save before the extension. Use a hyphen or underscore instead.
This is not a trivial matter.
Have you considered looking at options in Acrobat?
Acrobat (or PDFpen Pro) will Bates number pages. I believe the OP wants to Bates number document names.