To paginate documents correctly, you need to know that when they are exported to PDF. The page numbers must conform to the requirements of whomever the bundle is to be submitted to.


Whether it’s the General guidance on electronic court bundles, or how to create ebundles for the Family Court requirements on the correct way to paginate documents do differ.


If you have added a TOC (Table of Contents) or a cover page, the page numbers don’t always align, because in Casedo the TOC is not, by default, included in the pagination. This is because in some instances there is a requirement for the page numbering to start after the Table of Contents. However, using the Set Pagination Start Page feature, you can very simply change the document pagination to include the Table of Contents.


How to use Set Pagination Start Page

If you need to include the TOC in the pagination of the bundle, or indeed for any other reason, you can choose the starting page number.


To do this simply:

1. Open the ‘Edit’ menu in your Toolbar.

Screenshot of the Casedo UI showing the Edit dropdown menu which in includes options to paginate documents.


2. Select “Set Pagination Start Page”.

Screenshot of the Casedo UI showing the Edit dropdown menu which in includes options to paginate documents.


3. Type in the page number you need your document to start from.

Screenshot of the Casedo UI showing the Set Pagination Start Page dialog, which is used to make the correct choices to paginate documents.


For example as above, the bundle page numbering now starts from page 3. This is to reflect the unaccounted-for pages of the TOC in the bundle.


If you want a step-by-step walk through of all the ways you can paginate documents in Casedo, take a look at Casedo Pagination 101. It explains clearly how to paginate your documents from simple ordered numbering to more complex structures such as folder-based pagination.


What to do if your bundle is too big

TIP: This feature can also be used when a bundle is too big to export (for example if you are trying to export a 10,000 page bundle that is too big for Casedo). It could also be if you need to split the bundle into sections. In the former case see below, for the latter, take a look at this article on how to split a large bundle.

  1. Break the bundle up into sections that are around a maximum of 2,000 pages each
  2. Paginate the first section as normal
  3. For subsequent sections, use the feature above to paginate such that the pages remain sequential.
  4. Once you have all your sections, ‘stitch’ the who bundle together using Adobe Acrobat Pro DC or a similar tool.

If you have a TOC at the beginning of the bundle. Refresh the TOC before you break up the bundle and then DON’T REFRESH IT AGAIN. That should keep the numbering correct.