Automatically Add Exhibit Numbers with a Free Acrobat X Action

Adobe Acrobat X Pro allows you to save time and standardize processes by automating routine, multistep tasks in a guided Action.

Interestingly, Actions can also be used to create new capabilities that might not be in Acrobat itself. Since Actions can be expanded with JavaScript, entirely new functionality may be added.

Recently, I worked with a developer to create and document a series of nine FREE Actions that I think have great utility in the legal market. In this article,

In this article, I’ll discuss one of these Actions— Document Numbering.

Document Numbering Action

To support your case, you may be need to create exhibits. Complex cases may have a number of exhibits. It is important to have a precise way to refer to a given page in an exhibit. For that reason, the practice is to refer to exhibit pages by both document number and page number.

For example, Exhibit 5, Page 3.

Manually creating exhibit numbering is time consuming. The Acrobat X Document Numbering Action can automate the entire process allowing you stamp many documents in a few seconds.

What does the Document Numbering Action do?

Choose Documents


Save Numbered Copies

Import the documents in the order you wish to stamp them.

Apply a stamp to the document containing the Exhibit Number. You can choose from a colored or transparent background

Choose to rename the result documents with a prefix or suffix.

How do I get the Document Numbering Action?

You can get the Document Numbering Action over on the Actions Exchange on,

Alternately, you can download it direct below.

The PDF document you download below includes:

  1. Installation and use instructions
  2. Action (embedded in the PDF)


Document_Numbering_Action.pdf (821K)**Hint:**Right-click and Choose Save Target As . . . to save to your desktop