How do I use Simple Bater?

1. Close your PDF file.
2. Drag your PDF into the Simple Bater App.
3. Customize the Bates Stamp to your Preference.
4. Hit the Submit Button!

My Mac won't let me open the Simple Bater.pkg file!

Don't worry! Just hold down the control key, click on the .pkg file, and click "open" when prompted.

Simple Bater won't run on my computer!

Make sure you have the latest version of Java running on your computer. Here is the link to the free download: https://java.com/en/download/ .

How long should it take to bates stamp a PDF file?

Usually it takes less than a minute, but larger PDF files (upwards of a few hundred pages) may take a few minutes to finish stamping. If your PDF is on a USB flash drive, it tends to take longer.

Can Simple Bater bates stamp files that aren't PDFs?


There was a typo in my bates stamp text. What should I do?

Don't worry! Simple Bater always creates a backup copy of your original PDF in the same folder. The backup copy will have the same name as the original, but with "_backup" added to the end of it, and it will always be exactly the same as the PDF before you clicked Submit.

When I try to click Submit, it says "Error: file not found".

The easiest way to specify the file you want is to simply drag and drop your PDF file into the Simple Bater application. Simple Bater needs the whole filepath of the file you want to bates stamp, in addition to the filename. So, if something is wrong in the filepath or there's a typo in the name, it'll give you this error.

When I click Submit, it says "Error: Stamping Didn't Complete".

This can happen if Simple Bater has trouble reading your file, and the most common cause is when a non-PDF file is given a ".PDF" extension. If your file wasn't originally a PDF, you'll need to convert it using a program installed on your computer or an online utility.

What if I want something with multiple words like "Exhibit A - Page 1"?

Easy! Just type "Exhibit A - Page" in the Bates Stamp Text box, and Simple Bater will fill in the numbers for you.

Something went wrong! What should I do?

If your PDF file is very large (1000+ pages), it may take upwards of 5 or 10 minutes to finish stamping, so please be patient! However, if you're concerned something might have gone wrong we recommend making sure the PDF file isn't open in another application, as that can cause hiccups in the bates stamping process.

How can I contact you?

If you have any questions, comments, notes of admiration, or if you just want to say hi, you can contact us via email at simplebater@gmail.com .