Acrobat Dynamic Stamps

Acrobat Dynamic Stamps

Acrobat StampsWhen you’re working with PDF forms that require signature or other input, you want to make sure that everything that needs to get filled out does.

Awesome DocumentSnap reader Doug Ransom wrote me about some neat dynamic flags that he made for Adobe Acrobat. He uses them heavily in his investment advisory business.

You can check out the PDF flags here.

In his words:

I created two sets of of PDF stamps. One set is semi-transparent set of message flags that you can place overtop of text on a PDF to call attention to something – usually an indication that someone needs to sign, intial or witness something. I often place them over a persons name on a PDF form for an account application, with the arrow pointing to the signature box

I didn’t even know that you could do this sort of thing with Acrobat. Nice work Doug!

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Brooks Duncan helps individuals and small businesses go paperless. He's been an accountant, a software developer, a manager in a very large corporation, and has run DocumentSnap since 2008. You can find Brooks on Twitter at @documentsnap or @brooksduncan. Thanks for stopping by.

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Bruce A. - August 8, 2013 Reply

There were no instructions on his webpage about how to use these PDF stamps with Acrobat for Mac. Is this just another lingering example of the Windows bias that is still so wide-spread even though Macs are now so widely used?

    @dougransom - August 9, 2013 Reply

    The instructions should be accurate, though I did leave it as an exercise to the user to determine their directory for stamps, as it varies by platform.

    Look at… for some hints on installing stamps on OS X.

    Brooks Duncan - August 9, 2013 Reply

    It looks like Doug has hopefully sorted it out, but I just have to say this is the first time in the many year history of DocumentSnap that I've ever been accused of a Windows bias. Usually it's the other way around! 🙂

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