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Watch How to put a date-time stamp on a PDF file with free software - Foxit Reader

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I previously published an Experts Exchange video Micro Tutorial that describes how to scan documents to a PDF file using an excellent, free product called Foxit Reader:

How to scan to a PDF file with free software

N.B.: As with any "free" software, there may be restrictions, which are always specified in the software's licensing agreement, typically known as the End-User License Agreement (EULA). I encourage you to read the entire EULA of this product to be certain that you are in license compliance.

This new video Micro Tutorial shows where to download the free Foxit Reader and explains how to use it to place a date-time stamp on a PDF file.

Video Steps

1. Download and Install the Free Version of Foxit Reader


Visit the website for Foxit Reader at Foxit Software:

https://www.foxitsoftware.com/pdf-reader/

Select the language and O.S. from the drop-downs, then click the big, red Download button:

After downloading, run the installer.

step1

2. Run Foxit Reader


The installer creates a Foxit Reader program group with a shortcut to the Foxit Reader program.

Click the shortcut to run Foxit Reader.

step2

3. Put a pre-defined date-time stamp on the PDF


After opening a PDF file, click the Comment menu.

Click the drop-down on the Stamp button.

Click one of the five pre-defined Dynamic Stamps, all of which have a date-time stamp.

Position the mouse wherever you want the stamp and click to place it.

step3

4. Create a custom date-time stamp


Click the drop-down on the Create button.

Click Create Custom Dynamic Stamp.

Select a Stamp Template and fill in the options in the dialog box.

Click Add.

Click OK.

step4

5. Put your custom date-time stamp on the PDF


Click the drop-down on the Stamp button.

Click your new, custom date-time stamp in your new, custom stamps section.

Position the mouse wherever you want the stamp and click to place it.

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6. Save the stamped document


After stamping it, save the PDF.

That's it! You now have a PDF file with a date-time stamp.

If you find this video to be helpful, please click the thumbs-up icon below. Thank you for watching and have a great day!
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by:Basem Khawaja
A very smart man. The official authority when it comes to technology. Thank you, Joe.
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by:Joe Winograd
You're welcome, Basem, and thanks to you for the compliments and for endorsing the video...much appreciated! Regards, Joe
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by:Andrew Leniart
Another great "Winograd Micro Tutorial" :)

Good stuff Joe, should be highly useful to point askers to.

Endorsed!
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by:Joe Winograd
Hi Andrew,
Thank you for the kind words and the endorsement — I really appreciate both! Regards, Joe
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