Create a custom dynamic stamp using Acrobat

Follow the steps below to create a custom dynamic stamp or custom stamp with an automatic date using Acrobat.

  1. In Acrobat, go to Tools > Stamp


    The Stamp window is displayed.

  2. Click Custom Stamps > Create

    Create custom stamps

  3. Click Browse to create a stamp image from any of the file types listed in the Open dialog and Click OK.

    Note: All file types are converted to PDF.

    Create stamp image from file

  4. In the Create Custom Stamp dialog, select the Dynamic category. Name the stamp and click OK.

    Create dynamic stamp

  5. Open the newly created PDF stamp file from the following location of your system user directory. The file is arbitrarily named.

    • Windows 7/ 10: C:\Users\[user name]\AppData\Roaming\Adobe\Acrobat\DC\Stamps
    • Mac OS: /Users/[user name]/Library/Application Support/Adobe/Acrobat/DC/Stamps
    PDF stamp file

  6. Go to Tools > Prepare Form.
    Make sure, the newly created PDF stamp file (in step 5) is selected. Click Start.

  7. In the Prepare Form toolbar, click Add a Text Field. Place and name the field where you want the date to appear.

    Add text field

  8. Double-click the text field or click All Properties and select the Calculate tab.

  9. Choose the Custom Calculation Script: radio button and click Edit. The JavaScript Editor window is displayed.

    Custom calculation script

  10. In the JavaScript Editor, type the following script and click OK.

    JavaScript editor

  11. Close the Text Field Properties dialog, close Prepare Form mode, and Save the file.
    Rename the stamp file for easy reference.

  12. The dynamic stamp is ready. To use the dynamic stamp on multiple computers, copy the file to the following program directory.

    • Windows 7/ 10: [install_directory]\Adobe\Acrobat\Acrobat\plug_ins\Annotations\Stamps\[language _directory]\

      For example, C:\Program Files (x86)\Adobe\Acrobat\Acrobat\plug_ins\Annotations\Stamps\ENU\

    • Mac OS: /Applications/Adobe Acrobat/Adobe Acrobat[language _directory]/


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