Producing files with the Production Wizard

Learn how to use GoldFynch's Production Wizard to produce your files.

To begin the production process:

  1. Navigate to the 'Productions' view by clicking on the Productions button in the left pane

  2. Open the Production Wizard tab and click on the Start Production Wizard button

Production view

Selected production options box

The 'Selected Production Options' image above is from the completed production we will make as an example for this help article

Steps of production

Step 1. Choose a name for the production

Choose production name

Step 2. Select documents for the production

During your review process, you would have tagged your files or used a search to retrieve a set of documents. GoldFynch lets you use both these tags and saved searches to select documents that are to be included in the production.

Choose production tags

You may also want to make use of the 'Invert' function to omit files with a given tag or that is part of a saved search:

Excluding files using the Invert tag function

If your tags or saved search cover some files that you would like to omit from the production, you have two options:

To use the 'Invert' feature:

Invert Tags

The Document Selection section of the Selected Productions box will list out the tags and saved searches that are included in the production as well as those that have been excluded. In the image below, documents tagged with 'WILHELM', 'DOCUMENTATION', 'PRIMARY IN CASE' and those that are retrieved by the 'ACCIDENT POLICY' saved search will be produced, while documents having the tag 'TEST TAG' and 'SPECIAL TAG' will be omitted.

Selected Documents

Step 3. Choose the production output

GoldFynch offers you a number of different output formats for your productions, both with and without load files.

Choose production output format

NOTE: If you choose load file/database format as your production output, select a load file parameter profile from the drop-down menu before you click the OK button.

To learn more about productions with load files and how to customize their parameters, click here.

Note: For the PDF only option you will need to choose the PDF format and then click on the OK button. If you choose the Natives only option then just click on the Ok button.

Under the formats that generate load files, there are:

Among the PDF only formats:

Step 4. Choose file types to be produced natively

If you want to create a non-native production, but wish that specific files are produced in their native state, it is possible to do so. In Step 4 you will be provided with a list of all tags and quick tags in the case (that have been attached to at least 1 file), as well as the different file types. Typing a tag name or file type or extension at the top of the grid will filter the list based on the criteria entered.

Choose file types to be produced in the native format

Once you're done selecting file types to produce in their native formats, click on the OK button.

Note: If a partial value is entered in the filter field then the list is filtered to retrieve all the entries that have the value entered.

Step 5. Select sort order

You can sort files included in the production to reorder them, along with any sub-files they contain (like attachments and zipped files)

Choose a sort order for you production

The page will immediately update the order of the files, and when you generate your production, the files will be arranged in this order.

You will also be provided with a list of the files that are about to be added to your production, along with relevant details from their:

Step 6. Select stamp placement for the production

GoldFynch lets you stamp non-native documents with Bates Numbers, stamps from tags, and custom stamps.

NOTE: After you are done editing and placing stamps as described below, click on the OK button

Choosing the position of stamps

Click on the drop-down menu on the right side of the screen against Bates Stamp, or against the tags you wish to use as stamps, and select one of the available options:

Select location of stamps, resolve conflicts

Resolve conflicts, if any

If there are two or more tags assigned to the same position, you will get a chance to resolve the placement conflicts by doing one or both of the following:

Editing Stamp Text

By default, when applying tag stamps, the name of the tag is applied as the stamp. However, you can edit the text that is stamped on the documents.

To edit the text that is stamped on tagged documents, click on the edit button against a tag where it displays "Appears as (tag name)"

E.g., In the image of the "Select tag placement for production" step given above, documents with the GOLDFYNCH tag will have "GoldFynch Documents" stamped on them.

Adding Custom Stamps

You can assign custom tags to all non-native documents in the production (mimicking the behavior of Bates Stamps)

Adding page margins

If your documents already have content in their margins, you can add additional margin space to prevent the overlap of the new tags that are applied.

To add extra margin space, check the Add page margins for stamps box

REMEMBER: Click on the OK button once you are done assigning stamps.

Step 7. Choose how redactions will behave in this production.

Redaction modes

The redaction mode you choose will affect how redaction areas you mark in your documents will appear in the final, produced files of the production.

Select redaction mode

Redaction box color

Select the color you want your redaction boxes to be when placed on your documents. This color choice will also affect the color of 'preview' redaction boxes.


Find more about redaction modes and redaction box colors here.

Step 8. Bates numbering options

Add Bates numbering

Step 9. File naming options

If you selected the Native or Document-based PDFs output formats without load files, you will be able to select the naming of files in your production:

Select file naming options

After selecting a file naming option (or if you are not given a choice depending on the output format you selected) click on the OK button.

Selecting the right file naming option helps you to download files with their original names. Click here to see how

Step 10. Final review and submitting your production

GoldFynch gives you a summary of your production for you to review. It lists all the file types and tags in the production, the ones you have selected to be produced in the native format, and the ones that can only be produced in their native format (along with the reasons why)

Click on the magnifying glass next to any of the items on the lists to load all relevant items as a list in the 'Search' view. The files for which warning messages have been displayed can also be viewed by clicking on the magnifying glass against the warning message.

Review the files in your production

When you are done setting up your production, click on the Produce button

Click on the produce button

You will receive a notification that the production request has successfully been placed.

Confirmation that the production process has started


Along with the production summary that GoldFynch displays, it also presents warnings for potential points of note in the production. Some of the common warnings/errors are:

Note: GoldFynch lets you produce your documents even if there are errors or warnings. A warning is also displayed in case the preview mode has been selected for redactions

Produce despite errors or warnings

Tracking production status and downloading completed productions

GoldFynch queues the production and gets to work on it. To track the process, or to view any completed productions, click on the Requested Productions tab of the 'Productions' view.

Click on the 'Completed' header text to sort by completion date. The completed status for your production will change from "in-progress" to the completion date once the production is completed.

Production queue

A warning icon will be present next to the production name if the production was submitted despite having errors or warnings. If you mouse over the warning icon you will be able to view all the warnings or errors associated with the production.

Production warnings

Once the production has finished processing and becomes available, click on the ... button against the production's name and then click on the Download Production option in the popup menu to download the final production as a zip file.

Download your production

You can also sort these productions by their names, dates submitted, Bates number ranges, and sizes. To sort productions by a category, click on the text of a header category that you want to sort by.

Sort your productions by clicking on a header title

Other production features

Production Wizards in progress (saving and loading while producing)

While entering details for a production, you can save the current state by clicking on the Save and Close button at the bottom of the screen. This will allow you to pick up where you left off at any point in the future.

Save the current production wizard session by clicking on save and close

The Production Wizard tab of the 'Productions' view lists these productions that require additional inputs from you. The current step of production is also listed.

Load or delete a saved production wizard

Downloading Production Load Files

GoldFynch lets you download just the production load file without having to download the entire production. Click here to learn how.

Downloading Files and Productions with their Original File Names

Goldfynch gives you the ability to download files from your case in bulk along with their original file names. You can also prefix Bates numbers to the original file names before downloading them

Click here to learn how to download files and productions with their original file names

Sharing productions

GoldFynch allows you to share productions directly through its interface, making it extremely simple to hand them over to opposing counsel. Only the final ZIP file of the production is made available to the receiving parties.

Click here to learn how to share your productions

Delete production

You can easily delete productions when they are no longer needed from the Production view. Click here to learn how.

Production Parameter Summaries

Goldfynch lets you view the parameters used in the creation of your productions once you have submitted them.

Click here to learn how

Custom productions

If you need help to set up a custom production, make use of GoldFynch's Custom Production Help add-on service by clicking on the Request Help button

Production logs

With every production, GoldFynch generates a log of information about its files to help cross-reference them. The logs also contain information on which files are in their native state, whether they have any redactions, etc.

Click here for information about production logs

Setting up custom Control Parameter profiles for load files

It is possible to generate Concordance/Relativity-style load file formats with GoldFynch using preset or even custom parameters.

Click here to learn how