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Need bates numbers by folders

Have Adobe Acrobat DC and need to bates number data contained in several folders.  When I perform the bates numbering the numbers get applied to the files in filename order not by subfolder.

Any help would be great.

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Will Gallagher
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Joe Winograd, Fellow&MVEDeveloperCommented:
the numbers get applied to the files in filename order not by subfolder
Not exactly. The Bates numbers get applied based on the order in the Bates Numbering window of Adobe Acrobat DC. So, after adding files via Add Files, Add Folders, and/or Add Open Files (shown in my Bates Numbering video with the very similar dialog of Power PDF Advanced that I mentioned to you last September), you must arrange the files in the Bates Numbering window to be in the order that you want. You do that in two ways: (1) click the column headers (Name, Size, Created, Modified), which sorts by that column in ascending/descending order (toggles the order) and (2) manually arrange the files via the Move Up and Move Down arrow buttons. Here's a screenshot from Adobe Acrobat DC (on Windows 10) that should help:

Bates Numbering Acrobat Pro DC
Note the comment in the window that says, "Arrange them in the order in which you want the Bates numbers to appear." Regards, Joe
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Will GallagherAuthor Commented:
Hey Joe,

Here is what i have.  3 folders and 30 loose files.  When i bates the folder it pulls all the docs from the subfolders and bates them in alpha order. Can the structure remain the same?   I know i can move the docs prior to bates numbering but with a lot of docs it'll take for ever..

Thx
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Joe Winograd, Fellow&MVEDeveloperCommented:
Hi wtg24 (??? — a name would be very nice),
Don't add the root folder — add the subfolders separately. If you add each of the three folders one at a time, it will keep the order, i.e., all of the files from the first folder will be followed by all of the files from the second folder, which will be followed by all of the files from the third folder. You may start the adding process with the 30 loose files, which will then appear at the top of the Bates Numbering window, with the files from the three folders under them; or add the 30 loose files after adding the three folders, in which case the loose files will be at the bottom of the Bates Numbering window (btw, Bates Numbering in Power PDF Advanced works the same way). Regards, Joe
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Will GallagherAuthor Commented:
Thanks Joe,

That's exactly what I was looking for...
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Joe Winograd, Fellow&MVEDeveloperCommented:
Hi Will Gallagher! :)
You're very welcome. I'm glad to hear that's exactly what you were looking for. Regards, Joe
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