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Giveaway of the day — A-PDF Number Pro

A-PDF Number Pro is a simple and professional PDF numbering software which allows you to Bates Stamp in multiple PDF files at a time.
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A-PDF Number Pro was available as a giveaway on September 17, 2011!

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A-PDF Number Pro is a simple and professional PDF numbering software which allows you to Bates Stamp in multiple PDF files at a time. PDF Watermarking Software lets you batch PDF stamping and watermark PDF files including text, bates number, date and times.

With A-PDF Number Pro, you can customize your page numbers anywhere on the page, specify the style of page numbers, define the font name, size, color etc. Special features include setting prefix and suffix for page number, setting page range for processing, defining start and stop page counts for page groups, labeling, and stamping custom text, alignment, custom position, opacity, rotation, symmetry page etc.

System Requirements:

Windows NT/ 2000/ XP/ Vista





File Size:

3.08 MB



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Tested WXPSP3. No bugs.
This program does what it pretends. Excellent way in contrast to Adobe and Foxit.
For cost evaluators: when the program is pro (non-free) it means intensive tech support to commercial users, hundreds of stupid phone calls. The price must cover the salary to tech support staff. Fundamental difference to freeware.

Reply   |   Comment by Sgo  –  12 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+2)

Precisely #29 - This program might be used by legal professionals and has "little use for anyone else". Why give away a commercial/professional-based program for personal use only?

Reply   |   Comment by bern-dog  –  12 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-2)

It's interesting to note that this program has a Lua interface to it. It's used for fine-tuning your numberings. There's some documentation in the file itself.

Reply   |   Comment by GMMan, A+, Game Modder  –  12 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)

Will this work on windows 7

Reply   |   Comment by Prince  –  12 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-1)

Bates numbering is normally used in the Law field. Documents that are produced for a lawsuit are always Bates numbered to keep track of all exhibits presented during depositions. Today's offering is a nice product for anyone in that profession but is of very little use for just about everyone else.

Reply   |   Comment by Craig  –  12 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+6)

Now would this help whatsoever when a person is trying to create an Ebook to publish, or would it give the copy editor more headache because of the numbering. I don't know anything about the process of creating an Ebook but I do have the content. Just wondering if this would be a plus or a hindrance. I don't even know if they submit drafts via PDF (I'm using Word right now).

Reply   |   Comment by MM  –  12 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-5)

So far the comments have had nothing to do with reviewing the functionality of the product. If you read the Help file, you will understand how this program is useful, albeit mainly to the legal field, where Bates stamping is widely used, but also to anyone who has a large number of documents to organize; perhaps a doctoral student or similar. I am a Private Investigator and am currently working on some mortgage fraud and hidden asset cases. I have literally thousands of pages of PDF files to organize and refer to in my reports, and possibly later in court. Bates stamping is a way to do this.

On a Win7 machine I had a hung up installation. Uninstalled, reinstalled fine, but Avast told me it was unsafe and suggested the sandbox. Blindly trusting in GAOTD, I soldiered on, past another similar malware warning from another program. Ran some scans, everything seems OK.

Interface is simple, clean. The help file is as well, and I only noticed one typo. The "Numbering" section is a little tricky to understand, as my impulse was to hit "Numbering," which would have overwritten my files. The second choice, "Numbering and save as" seems more prudent, as it creates a new, Bates stamped file, leaving the original intact. There is also a selection in the Advanced section to create a backup before stamping. I did enter in a prefix, which failed to appear in the stamp. I will have to figure out if the bug is with them or me. The process was very fast and clean.

Reply   |   Comment by VickiPI  –  12 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+7)

Perfect tool to help keep these 'home-grown' multi page presentations I put together look more organized & professional. I 4 1 have no need for the ultimate & deluxe tweaks some of their own other programs offer; this is just a clean & simple way to add that data- Thanks for the intro to a busy PDF apps group !
Plus-check the ez to do video instructions they have @:

Reply   |   Comment by T Mike  –  12 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+5)

It's very useful if you work as an attorney or for an attorney.

Reply   |   Comment by Leslie  –  12 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+3)

Presumably this is a giveaway you can use for commercial purposes. Bates stamping is good for a company that receives hundreds of documents and might be great for a law firm, but as a personal giveaway, pretty useless.

I can imagine that even though single purpose, I would think that this would commercially very valuable as a way to number documents. I bet accounting folks would love this stuff.

Reply   |   Comment by Barry  –  12 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+2)

@ 3 - Kinda agree with you @ first,
but read @1 wikipeda article!

Seems everybody labels everything,
including me!!

Never have used software like this,
but states can put text on pdf! Get lots of pdf files!
Comics, magazines - Maybe I can put funny saying in
borders of pdf files - IN Comics for my kids - Don't forget to do your homework - your Dad! Or links to your we page on up loaded pdf files! Not sure this software will do this?

Reply   |   Comment by Dido  –  12 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-2)

Let's see... it's the middle of the day, and only 5 comments posted/displayed so far? Hard to believe. Moderators, are you holding back timely comments? Seems to be happening a lot lately...

(...or maybe everyone is off to the big "Oktoberfest Zinzinnati" celebration of "bier" in downtown Cincinnati, home of the World's Largest Chicken Dance and the annual Running of the Weiners! Who says Mid-westerners don't know how to have fun? Hey, I've gotta go soon and join the party!...)

#5 (Johan Aa): Thanks for the PDFill reference; however, nowhere on that website does it mention the capability for "Bates Numbering", which (to repeat #1) is adding sequential page numbers to existing PDF documents.

For a small business (say, a startup legal firm of 1 employee) making $100K+ a year I'm sure that $35 is not too much to ask for a tool necessary to doing its business.

For a lot more info/reviews-ratings/comments on useful free and commercial document-handling software, see this site run for-and-by lawyers:


(...later on today...)

Say, maybe the moderators DID head off to Oktoberfest -- the entire website went offline while I was trying to post this comment earlier!

Reply   |   Comment by harpo2448  –  12 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+5)

Just from reading the description I couldn't see any reason for most people to even need anything like this. It seems to be extremely limited in scope and way over priced for a single program that does so little. If they want to promote something why not promote something that the majority of us could actually use?
Thank you GATD for all your offerings. And a thank you to the publisher of this program, but NO THANKS, I'll pass on this one.

Reply   |   Comment by SamF  –  12 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-5)

Actually, this can be an extremely useful product. Bates stamping is used extensively by the legal profession. While there are other products that do it, all I have seen are more expensive than A-PDF-Number Pro. Bates stamping capacity is included in the Adobe Acrobat Pro products 9.0 and higher, which is priced quite a lot higher than the Standard versions. There are plenty of people using Standard or lower versions who might be interested in this product. The page numbering ability has a much wider target audience.

Reply   |   Comment by Margery  –  12 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+5)

If you need Bates stamping, and the most common use of it I can think of offhand is probably in the legal field for dealing with discovery documents, but it's probably also useful in the governmental field, this software would be cheap at $35. It would take more than $35 in labor to stamp a single box of documents with a mechanical Bates stamp, and discovery can result in a room full of boxes of documents. Even in a small case, there's likely more than one box of documents. The Bates stamp company itself sells numbering software for $299 for 1-5 users, though it also has additional features. This is software the general public likely doesn't need except in special cases, but for those who do need it, this would come in quite handy, and is priced well for the small legal office. Combined with a Fujitsu scanner with an auto-feeder that scans both sides of a page at once to searchable PDF, and you've got a much more productive and cost-effective solution to dealing with discovery documents.

Reply   |   Comment by Winifred  –  12 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+8)

I think for what it does, it's a great program. I scan a ton of documents that have no page numbers, and this is very quick and easy to use. I think that the price is too high...$10-$15 would be more in line.
Thanks GOTD!!

Reply   |   Comment by TC  –  12 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)

I think it's a great program. Small businesses or anyone being sued for something will appreciate its usefulness for bates-stamping exhibits for production in court, etc. I love this program. If you work with any kind of legal document preparation you will appreciate it too.

Reply   |   Comment by OnlyMy2Cents  –  12 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+6)

If you take a look at their website, A-PDF.com has 17 software packages ranging in price from $9.90 (one item - Restrictions Remover) to $79.00 (again one item - Content Split) with the majority priced at $35.00. Each software package contains a single tool. How about a nice Renamer for $27? Or how about a Page Crop or a Text Replace for $35? Most companies would put all of these programs into a single package at a price usually much cheaper than any of these single tools are priced at. The programs may work just fine, but I wouldn't download this one, free or not, just on principal. Ridiculous.

Reply   |   Comment by Adder  –  12 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+2)

I was tired of Adobe Reader and wanted to fiddle with PDF files. The chance to get Expert PDF occurred and it was what I was looking for.

Expert PDF is free, still. I just peaked at the page and it's still valid. You have to just through a few hoops to get it in English and I think it's a pretty good PDF program.


Reply   |   Comment by shimmer  –  12 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-6)

A-PDF Number Pro is a great simple program that does a couple of things very well. The most important is it can number a PDF document with multiple pages in a variety of ways. Very few programs can do this, Adobe can but does a really poor job of doing so. I do not need anything else; my main PDF program has all the other features mentioned in posts above. Where this comes in really handy is when doing Word reports and adding PDF documents from other sources that cannot convert to Word. I can now page number the PDF documents, which can be added to a table of contents in the Word doc. I used to have clients complain when reviewing my reports that they could not discuss/identify specific pages due to the lack of a page number on one of the scanned PDF's which were inserted into my report. With this program that problem is solved. The interface on this program is simple and it gets the job done. That is all I need and want.

Reply   |   Comment by Resz  –  12 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+8)

A-PDF Number Pro is a small app that does what it's supposed to, adding page numbers to PDF files. Installation adds the "A-PDF Number Pro" program folder with 11 files, ~3 MB, a new A-PDF folder in All Users\ Application Data, & 2 new registry keys, 1 for uninstall, & one for A-PDF. You can set the text font, size, style, color, & opacity, positioning text &/or numbers through a combination of margin settings & a page position selector. There's a box labeled Page format where you enter for example "{p:0}/{t:0}", which gives you 1/5 where 1 is the current page out of a total of 5, & this is where you also enter any text -- there's a Label section on the Advanced tab in the program window, but it didn't appear to work, & I didn't see any explanation in the included PDF manual.

Reply   |   Comment by mike  –  12 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+8)

I think this is good. It is no-nonsense and professional.
Don't say "Is this all it does for $35?"

Have tried numerous different types of software.
Learned that the exceptionally good softwares have one characteristic:- They do one thing or only a few things.
But does it extremely well, is easy to use, has no crashes and no hidden ugly surprises.

Modern commerncial software often fall into a trap. The software house pressures its software authors to force feed numerous "features" and the latest "in-thing" into the program.
Typical example is the current Video Editing software.
They throw everything in. Making life hell for the normal everyday user.

Reply   |   Comment by ric  –  12 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+1)

This is very helpful for a firm like ours that does not have the litigation volume for a more sophisticated Bate stamping program. The reviews seem to be from people that down loaded this without understanding what it is. Bate stamping is a tedious part of document production in litigation. Non-litigators may not appreciate that, and full time trial lawyers take it for granted as their paralegals handle the nitty gritty of document production, probably by sending it off-site to forensic printers or are coding it using Summation or other sophisticated and expensive software.

Reply   |   Comment by Bill Joanis  –  12 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+15)

I think this is more business or commercial use oriented.

I doubt that I'll ever use it so no point trying.

Thank you anyway, developer and GAOTD.

Remember the PDF "Converter" that grabbed all images from PDF documents?
That is seriously useful but I lost it in a re-format, even though backed up. Would love to see that again. (Please). :-))

Reply   |   Comment by Billy  –  12 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-5)

Come on now mates, let's get some basic software on here that everybody needs, like a download manager, anti-virus, firewall, photo editing or website builder, etc. I don't need software to number my PDF's, I'm sorry lads.

Reply   |   Comment by David Lillen  –  12 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-4)

Same as Johan Aa @#5, I, too, am a great fan of PDFill tools, but I don't think it's fair to compare the two programs as they do completely different things.

A-PDF Number Pro installed and works fine. It does what it does competently enough, and is a handy little addition to your arsenal of PDF tools. It's never going to set the world alight, but definitely useful.

However, it is a one-trick-pony, and the price point of $35 is a hefty one for what it does. I notice on their website that they have a plethora on dedicated programs each with one 'tool'. If you wanted to purchase a suite of PDF tools, the price would be exorbitant!

I would suggest the developer reduce the price point for all the tools significantly, and also combine all their one-trick-ponies to produce an all-in-one full suite at a competitive price point.

Reply   |   Comment by Angela  –  12 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+10)

I'm sure this software is nice but as much as I've had to deal with PDF's, I've never had to change the page numbering structure. And second, if you need to buy software to change the paging format of another program, I would migrate my company away from using PDF's and stick with RTF or just plan doc format. I dislike adobe products as much as apple's itunes or mp3 players. When your required to need 3 or 4 software programs or have to jump through so many hoops to get the job done, it's time to rethink why your using the core program to begin with. On a ligther note, thanks GOTD for providing these great offers.

Reply   |   Comment by tc1uscg  –  12 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-4)

Just in addition to Johan Aa #5 comments in which he mentions the superb PDFill PDF Tools, if you supplement this with PDF-Xchange Viewer you not only have a very fast opening PDF viewing program, but you can modify the text to some degree such as, Highlight, Underline and Cross Out selected text, plus being able to annotate the document.

Reply   |   Comment by OldScotty  –  12 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+5)

It is always nice to get a (rather expensive) $35-tool for free and the UI of the PDF Number Pro is actually okay - but not more than that. I would prefer the great (and free) PDFill PDF Tools (which can Merge, Split, Reorder or Delete, Encrypt and Decrypt with Security Options, Rotate and Crop, Reformat Header and Footer, add Watermark by Stylized Text, Watermark by Image, Convert Images to PDF, Convert PDF into images, PDF Form Fields: Delete, Flatten, List, Convert PostScript(PS) File into PDF, Add Information, includes Free Scanner and Create Transparent Image).


Reply   |   Comment by Johan Aa  –  12 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+91)

That's all it does - for $35. You must be kidding.

Reply   |   Comment by voidoid  –  12 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+47)

Okay, now that I've got it what do I do with it? I would much rather have PDF Merger instead of PDF Number. At this point I see just limited use for this program and almost no way of justifying the $35 cost.

I'm not saying the program is bad or doesn't function properly, I'm just stating it's limited usefulness for the average Joe.

Reply   |   Comment by arturo  –  12 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+32)
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