Add a Stamp

Stamp annotations let you add editable stamps to pages as annotations. The built-in stamps (such as Paid, Reviewed, and Approved) give you a simple means to indicate the status of a file. Using the custom stamp feature, you can type your own text to create a stamp, or use any image or PDF file into your own stamp.

TIP: Stamps are stored on the annotation layer. You can move or edit stamps any time, and printing stamps in a PDF document is optional. For more information, see Annotation layer and content layer.

To add a stamp to a PDF document:

  1. On the Review tab, in the Review Tools group, click Stamp to use the most recently used stamp, or click the arrow below Stamp and select one of the following types of stamp:

    • Recently used: lists up to four of the most recently used stamps

    • Standard: commonly used stamps that are provided with Nitro Pro

    • Dynamic: common stamps, provided with Nitro Pro that dynamically include the name of who applied the stamp, and the time and date the stamp is applied

    • Custom: stamps you have created

  2. Click on the PDF page where you want to place the stamp. You can click and drag the stamp to reposition it, or use the red handles to resize the stamp.

TIP: Custom stamps let you make a stamp with text or an image. You can specify the color of text, and include dynamic content. Images can be any of these formats: .pdf, .bmp, .gif, .jpg, .tif, .png.

To attach a note to a stamp:

  1. Double-click a stamp. A note appears. Its title and color match the stamp.

  2. Enter your comments in the text box.

To delete a stamp:

Click on a stamp with the Hand or Select tool and press Delete, or right-click and select Delete.

Create new stamp:

  1. On the Review tab, in the Review Tools group, click the arrow below Stamp

  2. Select Create New Stamp. The Create Stamp Profile dialog appears.

  3. In the Stamp title field, enter a name to identify your stamp. This gets used the Custom section of the Stamp menu, and can be different to the text on the stamp.

  4. In the Content section, do one of the following:

    • To use picture as a stamp, click Browse and select the image or PDF file

    • To use text on the stamp, select Text. Select a label from the menu, or enter a custom message in the field. To include dynamic identity and timestamp information on the stamp, check the Include Name, date and time checkbox.

  5. Specify other options for the appearance and size of the stamp

  6. Click OK. Your new stamp profile is saved, and added to the Custom section of the Stamp menu.

NOTE: If you want to stamp your signature, use the QuickSign tool instead of making a custom stamp from an image of your signature. QuickSign is more secure because it offers password protection. Additionally, it provides a transparent background so your signature does not block content it overlaps. For more information, see Stamp your signature with QuickSign.

Manage stamps:

  1. On the Review tab, in the Review Tools group, click the arrow below Stamp

  2. Select Manage Stamps

  3. Select a stamp from the list. A preview of the stamp appears.

  4. Select from the following options:

    • Create: Create a new stamp

    • Edit: Edit properties of the selected stamp. This dialog is like the Create Stamp Profile dialog.

    • Delete: Delete the selected stamp profile from the menu of custom stamps