8 Replies Latest reply on Apr 29, 2016 12:38 PM by williaml51557934

    Custom Dynamic Stamp for "Live" Signature

    williaml51557934

      I am using Acrobat Pro DC. I would like to create custom stamps based on a stamp we have to use in the shop. The stamp requires a live signature and date. Is it possible to create a custom dynamic stamp that would load an image of a persons signature with the current date?

       

      Thanks

        • 1. Re: Custom Dynamic Stamp for "Live" Signature
          George_Johnson MVP & Adobe Community Professional

          Yes, assuming the image can be prepared beforehand. Have you created other dynamic stamps before?

          • 2. Re: Custom Dynamic Stamp for "Live" Signature
            williaml51557934 Level 1

            This will be my first attempt at creating a dynamic stamp. I will probably create the stamp image with the signature and add the java script to insert the date. So, I want to add java to a specific area of a custom stamp made from a Jpeg. Is that possible?

             

            Thanks

            Willy

            • 3. Re: Custom Dynamic Stamp for "Live" Signature
              George_Johnson MVP & Adobe Community Professional

              Yes, that's possible. To display the date, you'd use a text field with a custom calculation script, which could be as simple as:

               

              // Custom calculate script for text field

              event.value = util.printd("mm/dd/yyyy", new Date());

               

               

              There are a lot of little details that you have to get just right to create a dynamic stamp from scratch. I highly recommend the following tutorial for more information: Creating a PDF Stamp File from Scratch - KHKonsulting LLC

              • 4. Re: Custom Dynamic Stamp for "Live" Signature
                williaml51557934 Level 1

                I'm not finding what I need. I need to create a truly unique stamp from a Jpeg then add a field with Java script to put a date stamp in a specific Area (see below). I need to be able to update the date field when the stamp is used.  all of the tutorials I see online is for editing one of the dynamic stamps that comes with Acrobat . And everything I read is for Acrobat versions 6 thru XI. Does this work in DC?

                 

                Thanks 

                 

                 

                • 5. Re: Custom Dynamic Stamp for "Live" Signature
                  George_Johnson MVP & Adobe Community Professional

                  Yes, it works in Acrobat DC. The tutorial that I linked to earlier gives you the details of creating a stamp PDF from scratch. You'd first create a PDF that includes a page that has the image of the stamp, add the text form field that includes the custom calculation script like the one that I provided, do all of the other things to make it a valid stamp and stamp file as detailed in the tutorial, and place the stamp file in the correct location on your machine. It will then be available for use in Acrobat and the date field will update whenever it's used.

                  • 6. Re: Custom Dynamic Stamp for "Live" Signature
                    williaml51557934 Level 1

                    Here's my dilemma, I'm new to Acrobat. I learned how to make the stamp, and have a stamp ready to make a dynamic stamp with the date field. My hang up is when you say "add the text form field that includes the custom calculation script" how do I do that? That's the missing piece. When I search for  adding text to stamp, the instructions have tools I don't have like document processing and the customize button. Is there a tutorial specific to Acrobat DC for a newbie? Also, in DC I don't see where to edit a stamp. The closest I find is below, and it's pretty limited

                     

                    • 7. Re: Custom Dynamic Stamp for "Live" Signature
                      Karl Heinz Kremer Adobe Community Professional

                      To edit a stamp, you need to know where it is stored as a PDF file (all stamps are stored in PDF files with one or more pages, and the actual stamp pages identified as "page templates"). There are two options for where these stamps are stored: In the user level stamp directory, or the application level stamp directory. Where these directories are depends on your version of Acrobat, your operating system (and version), and the type of computer you are using (32 bit or 64 bit).

                       

                      Let's assume you are using Acrobat 11 on Windows 7, 8 or 10, then the user level directory would be this:

                      C:\Users\<your user name>\AppData\Roaming\Adobe\Acrobat\11.0\Stamps

                       

                      The application level directory would be (this is for a 32 bit system - the 64bit system would reference "Program Files (x86)"):

                      C:\Program Files\Adobe\Acrobat 11.0\Acrobat\plug_ins\Annotations\Stamps\ENU

                       

                      Your stamp files will have cryptic names when you created them via Acrobat's stamp tool (and, in that case, they would also be located in the user level directory).

                       

                      To add a form field with Adobe Acrobat DC, you would need to start the form editor after loading the stamp file. You do that via Tools>Prepare Form" - once active, you will find the different form fields on the toolbar:

                       

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                      Once you've added a field, you can bring up it's properties via right-clicking on the field (that assumes that the form editor is still active), and selecting "Properties" from the menu. After that, you should be able to add your date script as a custom calculation script on the "Calculate" tab.

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                      • 8. Re: Custom Dynamic Stamp for "Live" Signature
                        williaml51557934 Level 1

                        Thank You, that worked great!