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How to add page numbers to a PDF on Mac

Easily add headers, footers, and Bates numbering to your PDFs. Get PDF Expert and see how.

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How to add page numbers to a PDF on Mac

Your guide to page numbering in PDFs

Whether you need to add page numbers to a research paper or apply Bates numbering for legal documents, PDF Expert has got you covered. This fast and reliable PDF app for Mac lets you effortlessly add customizable headers and footers to PDFs.

Download PDF Expert for free and see how it works!

How to add page numbers in PDF Expert

  1. Get PDF Expert and open your document.
  2. Go to the Edit PDF menu at the top left of the screen.
  3. Select Header and Footer > Add Page Numbers.
  4. Adjust the pages range as well as the numbering format, font, and layout.
  5. Click Apply to add the page numbers.

How to Add Page Numbers to PDF

How to Add Page Numbers to PDF

How to add Bates numbering to a PDF

Bates numbering is gold for legal professionals. PDF Expert can Bates stamp thousands of pages in seconds to help you speed up the course of litigation and minimize your workload for long-term archiving. 

Here’s how to add Bates numbering to a PDF:

  1. Open your document in PDF Expert.
  2. Open the Edit PDF menu at the top left of the screen.
  3. Select Header and Footer > Add Bates Numbers.
  4. Under Format Options, you can fill in the Prefix and Suffix fields to display the text before or after the Bates number.
  5. Under Number of Digits, you can specify how many digits make up your Bates number. 
  6. Under Layout and Font Options, you can customize the appearance and position of your Bates numbers.
  7. Click Apply to add Bates numbering.

How to add headers and footers to a PDF

PDF Expert lets you easily add any text such as the title and author to a header or footer across the entire document. Here’s how:

  1. Open your PDF in PDF Expert.
  2. Go to the Edit PDF menu at the top left of the screen.
  3. Select Header and Footer > Add Text.
  4. Type the text to display on a header or footer.
  5. Under Layout and Font Options, adjust the position and the look of the text. You can preview it to make sure the header or footer doesn’t overlap with the page content.
  6. Select Apply to save the result.

How to remove page numbers from a PDF

  1. Open the desired file in PDF Expert.
  2. Navigate to the Edit PDF menu at the top left of the screen.
  3. Select Header and Footer > Remove Page Numbers.

As you can see, managing page numbers to documents is a breeze with PDF Expert. We’ve designed it to help you with many PDF tasks, from editing, annotating, and redacting to merging files and filling out forms.

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