Force a "Printed Date" into a PDF File

How can I automatically force a "printed date" watermark into a PDF file when it is printed?
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puppydogbuddyCommented:
Have a look at this link.....it discusses 6 methods that you  can use.

            http://scansnapcommunity.com/tips-tricks/1657-6-approaches-to-time-stamping-pdf-files-using-adobe-acrobat-9/
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Karl Heinz KremerCommented:
It looks like none of these 6 methods will do it automatically.

Acrobat will let you create a form field that is only shown when the document is printed. You could add such a field to the document, and have it update when the document gets printed. The Acrobat JavaScript environment will send out a notification when the document is about to be printed, and in that notification you can update the field with the current date.

Have you ever worked with Acrobat and JavaScript before? If not, I can provide more detailed instructions.

Keep in mind that such a solution will only work with PDF viewers that support JavaScript (Acrobat and the free Adobe Reader, and some 3rd party viewers will do that, Preview on the Mac does not support JS), and if JS is actually enabled.
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