Acrobat allows you to use a number of stamps that "live" in the annotation layer of the document.
For example, you could quickly add a Confidential stamp to your document:
Adding a stamp isn’t difficult in Acrobat X, but it is a few steps:
- Open the Comments panel
- Twirl open the Annotations section
- Click on the Stamp tool
- Choose a Stamp category
- Choose a Stamp
- Stamp it on your document
That isn’t hard, but it’s easy to reduce the number of steps. Here’s how . . .
Step 1: Add the Stamp to your Quick Tools bar
You can add your own favorite tools to the first row of tool icons in Acrobat.
To add the Stamp tool to the Quick Tools area:
A) Open the Comments panel
B) Twirl open the Annotations section
C) Right-click on the Stamp tool and choose Add to Quick Tools
The Stamp Tool is added to the toolbar:
Step Two: Choose your Favorite Stamps
Acrobat allows you to easily access frequently used stamps without having to dig through sub-menus. Here’s how to "favorite" a stamp . . .
- Click the Stamp Tool and locate a stamp you like and stamp it on the document
- Click on the stamp on the page to select it.
Hint: When selected, the stamp selection handles will be visible:
- Click on the Stamp tool menu and choose Add Current Stamp to Favorites
Now, your favorite stamp is available to apply in two clicks:
Bonus Tip 1: Use the Stamps Palette
The Stamps Palette is a floating, resizable window which offers a large preview of multiple stamps.
To open the Stamps Palette, simply go to your Stamp tool menu and choose Show Stamps Palette:
The Stamps Palette opens. Select a stamp and drag it onto your page:
Bonus Tip 2: You can "favorite" from the Stamps Palette
Here’s another way to favorite a stamp . . . just right-click on it in the Stamps Palette: