Advanced Bates Stamp Features-

The Professional versions of the Bates Program by Common Sense Software,LLC offer many Advanced Bates Stamp features.  These feature can be great time savers while improving the quality of your production.  Notice the buttons on the screen displayed below.  The function of these features will be described below this screen from left to right, top to bottom.

 Advanced Features are described below:

Barcode - add Barcode to a label element or replace the label element with a Barcode by expanding the Label Item Position screen.  To open the enhanced editing screen click the vertical bar with the arrows on the right side of the program screen above.  There is an image of the screen open with Barcode being added at the bottom of this page.

Press the Font button to change type, size, enhancement and color of highlighted element.  B-bold, I-italic, U-Underlines.  Application varies with type of document produced. 


These arrows will, from left to right, expand a shape or picture to fill the label,  up down arrow will center the highlighted element in the label, right left arrow will center the highlighted element in the label, curved arrows will rotate the highlighted element in the label

The following is a list of available items that can be added to a label. The available selection will depend on what is being stamped.  If the item is "grayed out" the item is not available for the format you are processing. All items can also be added with the Add button and deleted with the Delete button. 

The up and down arrows below the element window move the selected item to the front or back in position.  This allows you to place a number on top of a filled box, etc.  The default V & C cannot be deleted and are not moveable, they will always be on top. 

You can Edit any of the Elements at this page including the defaults by pressing the Edit button.  This screen shows the edit of the Variable.

You may also edit and add elements of your stamp by opening the enhanced editing screen on the right side of the Label Item Position screen.  This feature is available in all programs.  The screen below shows how to add Barcode to the Bates Stamp.