No. Once a stamp is applied, even if it's dynamic, it becomes totally
For what you describe you need to use form fields, not a stamp.
On Mon, May 27, 2013 at 10:29 PM, thefriendlymatt
So would using form fields enabe that dynamic function to remain in a reader accessed version of the PDF for another pc grabbing it from a shared location?
Further advice is only possible if you provide more details about what you want to achieve...
thanks for the advice!
What we're trying to do is make it so that a series of monographs which are available as PDFs on a shared network have the date of printing applied no matter which computer they are accessed from. Alternatively a forced date input before printing would work as well.
The reason we are trying for this is the concern that the monographs are being printed off and disappearing into piles with no indication of how old/potentially our of date they might be from the date of print - the hard copy might be out of date to what has been updated on the network. Most of the computers on the network only have Adobe Reader, so we're looking at if we buy an acrobat license whether we could make this happen.
Any advice would be really appreciated
All you need is a print-only text field and a small script to populate it the moment the file is sent to the printer.
this.getField("PrintDate").value = "Printed on: " + util.printd("mm/dd/yyyy HH:ss", new Date());
Thank you, you're a star!
So I guess there are just 2 very quick questions:
Would that script apply no matter what computer you accessed the file from (i.e. is it attatched to the file itself?)
Would it be able to update even if the other person/people accessed it only in Adobe Reader?
- Yes, it will be embedded in the file.
- Yes (provided JS is enabeld, of course).
Is JS enabled by default? Or would you have to turn it on manually? We have many, many different computers with Reader on, so if the default is off, enabling it on each one would be a nightmare
Also would you recommend Acrobat standard or Pro for this?
Many thanks, you're a hero!
- JS is usually turned on by default.
- Standard is enough for this task, but if you want to apply this to multiple files you should invest in Pro as it has batch processing capabilities that Standard does not.
So a fair summary is that it would be viewable upon print for both standard and Pro, but only Pro would enable you to automate it on many files - you would have to do it one by one on standard?
On Wed, May 29, 2013 at 9:45 PM, thefriendlymatt