Since the form could be saved in the batch processing will the form be saved before or after the field is added.
If the pages are of different sizes, then you need to compute the location of the fields based on the page size.
If you do not want to use the form field, then how are you going to have a comment or watermark that updates whent he form is opened?
Hi GK, I am an absolute beginner so very greatful of your advice.
They are Architectural and Structural Engineer drawings and they will mostly be the same size (A3 - originally A1 but A3 for my printer is sufficient usually).
When we say 'batch processing' I mean I receive pdfs with lots pages. Sometimes I receive lots of different pdfs in a folder. I hope I have not misused 'batch processing'.
I'm not sure the best way to handle it and hopefully you can advise. The Architects create these drawings e.g. 1/11/13. We sometimes receive them two weeks later (15/11/13) via email.
I would look at using a dynamic stamp, a stamp with one or more fields that is computed when the stamp is applied and then locked.
A "Received" stamp could be crated that has the date the PDF was opened and stamped as received.
The stamp will not print unless the option of what to print is set to include markups and annotations. One could also flatten the stamped PDF so the "Received" stamp is no longer a stamp but part of the PDF content.