Step 2: Select the Bates number from the menu to be applied to the document. Step 3: Apply the Bates number by tapping the ‥ button and then the † button once the number is assigned to the document. Step 4: Add the original document to your PDF collection. Additional Notes : The number of pages in the document does not have to match the specified size. The amount is chosen based on the number of signatures on the document in cases where it is a letter file.