Input Source Page - Selection

You may select one of the Input Sources.  By holding the cursor over an item a pop up help screen describes that input source:


Labels
- This input source will print to labels placed in your printer.  We have included several popular labels.  The default label for all formats is the Bates 4x20 (Avery 5267) return address label.  You may add any size label to the default labels using the add label feature.  If adding a standard label, you will find specs for most of them in the label section of word processing programs like MS Word. Use this selection to access the Print Shop feature which allows you to produce coupons, tickets, forms, etc.

Paper Documents - This input source will print the Bates Stamp to existing paper documents placed in your printer paper tray as a Windows print job.  Just as if you pasted a label on it.  This makes any Windows printer a Bates Stamp Machine.


Electronic Documents
- This input source will print to an existing file on your computer system as if you pasted an electronic label on it.   There are many formats to select from:

 

Adobe Acrobat (*.PDF) – The Bates program will make a copy of an existing file(s), place a sequential number or letter and/or a line of text on each page of the document(s).  The copy is then saved as “original name.BATES.pdf”. 


Tagged Image Format (*.TIF, *.TIFF) – The Bates program will make a copy of an existing file(s), place a sequential number or letter and/or a line of text on each page of the document(s).  The copy is then saved as “original name.BATES.tif”.


Microsoft Word (*.DOC,*.DOCX) – The Bates program will make a copy of an existing Word file(s), convert the Word (*.DOC,DOCX) to an Adobe Acrobat (*.PDF) format and place a sequential number or letter and/or a line of text on each page of the document(s).  The copy is then saved as “original name.doc.pdf”.  Adobe Acrobat is not needed for this process. MS Word is required for this process. 


Text Files (*.TXT) – The Bates program will make a copy of an existing Text file(s), convert the Text (*.TXT) to an Adobe Acrobat (*.PDF) format and place a sequential number or letter and/or a line of text on each page of the document(s).  The copy is then saved as “original name.txt.pdf”.  Adobe Acrobat is not needed for this process.  MS Word is required for this process. 

Microsoft Excel (*.XLS,XLSX) – The Bates program will make a copy of an existing Excel file(s), convert the Excel (*.XLS,XLSX) to a Adobe Acrobat (*.PDF) format and place a sequential number or letter and/or a line of text on each page of the document(s).  The copy is then saved as “original name.XLS.pdf”.  Adobe Acrobat is not needed for this process.  MS Excel is required for this process. 


Word Perfect (*.WPD) – The Bates program will make a copy of an existing Word Perfect file(s), convert the Word Perfect (*.WPD) to an Adobe Acrobat (*.PDF) format and place a sequential number or letter and/or a line of text on each page of the document(s).  The copy is then saved as “original name.wpd.pdf”.  Adobe Acrobat is not needed for this process.  Word Perfect is required for this process. 


Graphic Files (*.JPG, GIF, ETC.) – The Bates program will make a copy of an existing file(s), add a white strip to place a sequential number or letter and/or a line of text on each of the document(s).  The copy is then saved as “original name.BATES.original extension”.

 

All Files (*.*) – Select all files to print any combination of the files listed above (i.e. pdf, tiff, doc, xls, wpd, txt, jpg, bmp, etc.) and process in the same batch.  All converted files require that application as above.


Scanned Documents
– This input source allows input from most twain compliant scanners.


Create Documents
– This input source allows you to copy and Bates Stamp PDF, TIF and Graphic Files.

 

Use Existing Data – This input source allows the use of input data from a previous Bates  production.  This makes adding additional documents to a case very easy to do.  The “Use Existing Data” selection will be "Grayed Out" if the user has no associated Client Information.

 

Manual Stamp – This is a feature that we are working on that will be added in the future. Manual Stamp will allow you to go thru an existing PDF file, page by page, and add as many stamps as you like anywhere on the page.  We open to your suggestions for additional functions for this feature.  Please use our contact form on the website if you would like to share an idea or have a need for this feature. Bates Professional Only.