Similar to how you would apply a rubber stamp to a physical document, Adobe Acrobat allows you to place a digital stamp anywhere in your PDF file. The application includes in its library a set of default stamps, but you can also import images in a number of different formats to create your own custom stamps.
Select "Comments" from the toolbar, and then choose "Add Stamp" from under Annotations.
Point to "Custom Stamps," click "Create Custom Stamp," select "Browse," and then choose the appropriate format from the “Files of type” drop-down menu.
Double-click the file to use, preview your stamp in the Sample pane, and then click "OK."
Choose a category for the stamp, enter a name for the stamp, and then click "OK."
- You can create custom stamps using a number of different formats, including PDF, JPEG, bitmap, AI, PSD, DWT and DWG, among others. However, in Reader, you can only create stamps in the PDF format.
- While you can create custom stamps using any version of Adobe Acrobat or Adobe Reader, you can only create custom dynamic stamps -- these automatically include the date, time and/or author name -- using Adobe Acrobat Pro.
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