Create Custom Stamp in Acrobat XI


Is there a way to create a custom stamp in Acrobat XI so that it says “Obsolete” on the first line, and then the user’s name/date on the second line?

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Dan CraciunConnect With a Mentor IT ConsultantCommented:
Oh, you want a dynamic stamp... Here's how:
Dan CraciunIT ConsultantCommented:
Isn't a stamp just an image? Create you required form in Photoshop or your editor of choice, then create a custom stamp using that image.

It's the same principle with the signatures: create an image that contains "Obsolete" and the user name, then the date will be added automatically.

Genius123Author Commented:
Thanks, the thing is we have several users and don't want to create 100 stamps.  So there's an "Approved" stamp and it automatically puts in the username and date.  I want to have a stamp like that but it will just say "Obsolete".
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Dan CraciunConnect With a Mentor IT ConsultantCommented:
Btw, on that link it shows how to dynamically insert the time. If you need the user also, you can copy the code from the Dynamic.pdf file, which is in C:\Program Files (x86)\Adobe\Acrobat 11.0\Acrobat\plug_ins\Annotations\Stamps\ENU.

If you can't find the file, the code is below:
event.value = (new Date()).toString();
AFDate_FormatEx("h:MM tt, mmm dd, yyyy");
event.value = "By " + ((! || identity.loginName != (event.source.source || this).Collab.user) ? (event.source.source || this).Collab.user :
 + " at " + event.value;

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Genius123Author Commented:
Dan CraciunIT ConsultantCommented:
You're welcome.
Glad I could help!
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