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Bates-stamping over several sessions

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Bates-stamping is important if you want to keep track of documents you produce. If you don’t have all of the documents ready at the same time, you’ll need to conduct several production runs. In this article, PDFforLawyers.com’s Ernest Svenson discusses the related issues and suggests one way to accomplish Bates-stamping over multiple sessions.

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Possible alternative to Acrobat for Mac users

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Learning how to manipulate PDFs is critical if you want to efficiently capture and process digital information. Acrobat is the most obvious tool for the job, but the story is a bit more complicated for Mac users. If you don’t need all of its features, Acrobat Pro is somewhat pricey, and Acrobat Standard is unavailable for Mac systems. PDFforLawyers.com’s Ernest Svenson makes a case for his preferred Mac-based Acrobat alternative.

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Shortcut for fast PDF page navigation

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Of all the shortcuts you need to know, being able to quickly jump to a particular page in a PDF is most important. Let’s say you have a 43 page PDF and you’re reviewing it with someone by phone. They ask you to jump to page 30, and you’re on page 1. How quickly can you jump to page 30?

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Two really useful shortcuts in Acrobat

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Spending the time to learn shortcuts will help you get the most out of any
software, and that’s especially true of Acrobat. Here’s a quick tip from
PDFforLawyers.com’s Ernest Svenson that makes use of two important shortcuts.

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Federal courts move to require PDF/A for e-filing

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Federal courts are moving towards adopting PDF/A as the standard format for electronic filing, which is prompting many attorneys to say, ‘What is a PDF/A?’ PDFforLawyers.com’s Ernest Svenson explains in this piece on this trend.

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How to (successfully) switch to a paperless practice

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There are various possible reasons for choosing not to go paperless. Nevertheless, technical and financial difficulties with making the switch are not among them, argues PDFforLawyers.com’s Ernest Svenson. He goes on to outline some simple, inexpensive steps that can be taken to facilitate the change.

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What’s your preference, sir?

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A common complaint is that software doesn’t behave like it should. For example, word-processing packages might make unsolicited spelling suggestions when the program doesn’t recognise a word, which can be frustrating for those writing jargon-heavy text (e.g., for legal documents). In this article, PDFforLawyers.com’s Ernest Svenson notes that the solution, in many cases, might be to configure the relevant program’s preferences correctly.

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The best move you can make toward being paperless

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People are always talking about ‘going paperless’, but what is the best way to go about it? In this piece, PDFforLawyers.com’s Ernest Svenson suggests what he thinks is the single best way to move forward from paper-based to paperless document processes.

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OCR in Acrobat — a few quick thoughts

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Acrobat can be used to make scanned documents searchable via a process known as ‘OCR’, or optical character recognition. In this article, PDFforLawyers.com’s Ernest Svenson gives his take on OCR in Acrobat.

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The disadvantages of locked PDFs

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One thing that makes the PDF format suited to storing and exchanging digital documents is that PDF documents can be secured against unauthorized access. Applying document security can sometimes be more of a hindrance than a help, however. PDFforLawyers.com’s Ernest Svenson explains.

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