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How do I create stamps for the Stamp Tool?

Problem:

I want to add custom stamps to the Stamp Palette for use with the Stamp Tool.

Resolution:

Before PDF-XChange Editor or PDF-XChange Viewer are used to create stamps it is important to note the following:

  • Most images are in raster format and will pixellate if zoomed to a high degree. Therefore it is advisable to create stamps from pre-sized images. (Vector-based images do not experience this issue).
  • If a transparent background is desired for stamps then a suitable image format must be used. The formats *.gif and *.png support transparency but *.jpg and *.pdf do not. N.b. Microsoft Paint does not handle *.png transparency well, but most modern graphics programs do. GIMP is one such program. A free GIMP download is available here.
  • PDF files that contain transparent images/objects without backgrounds (such as scanned signatures) can also be used to create transparent stamps - empty space on the page will be ignored. Please note that content must be flattened before it can be used as a stamp. Right-click content and then click Flatten in order to flatten it. 

PDF-XChange Editor

For more detail follow the instructions here in order to create and utilize stamps.

1. Click Comment in the Ribbon UI.

2. Click The Stamp tool Dropdown menu.

3. Click Stamps Palette.

4. Click Add New in the Stamps Palette. Then:

5. Click From File to create a new stamp from an image file. Select the desired file and click Open. The new stamp will appear in the window of the stamps palette, and is also available in the stamps pane.

PDF-XChange Viewer

1. Click Tools in the Menu Bar.

2. Hover over Comment and Markup Tools.

3. Click Show Stamps Palette.

4. Click New in the Stamps Palette. Then:

Click From Image to create a new stamp from an image file. Select the desired file and click Open. The new stamp will appear in the window of the stamps palette, and is also available in the stamps pane.

OR

Click From PDF to create a new stamp from a PDF file. The Insert Stamp dialog box will open. Click Browse to select a file. Use the Page number box to select the page of the file to be used as the stamp. Use the Title text box to name the stamp. Click OK to create the new stamp. It will appear in the window of the stamps palette, and is also available in the stamps pane.

OR

If there is content in the clipboard of the local computer then click From Clipboard to create a new stamp from the clipboard content. It will appear in the window of the stamps palette, and is also available in the stamps pane.

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