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Can I take a stamp from other pdf file and save it to the folder on computer?

Community Beginner ,
Jun 09, 2021 Jun 09, 2021

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Hello,

Can i take a stamp that I applied to a pdf file, remove it from that file or copy it then save it as a stamp to the folder on the computer where AdobeAcrobat Pro DC stores them?

 

My dynamic stamp has been removed from that folder and I don't know what happened to it. We are in the process of getting new computers at my work place, so I suspect they cleaned out the current computer, in preparation of us getting the new ones. I had forgotten about this stamp being in the C drive; all other files (I think) were copied to another drive that I network to.

 

It's a dynamic stamp and automatically puts today's date in it when I apply it. Can I pull it out of a pdf file and then save it to a networked drive (for now)? That way, I don't have to re-do it.

 

Thanks!

Denise

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Adobe Community Professional , Jun 09, 2021 Jun 09, 2021
The dynamic features are in the stamp file. After the stamp has been applied it's just a picture. So if they deleted the stamp file, it's gone.   However, it sounds like you had a simple that can be easily recreated. If the graphics on the old stamp are impossible to recreate on a new stamp design, then you can in fact copy the old stamp from a file where it's been used to a new, blank one page pdf.  Then use this as the starting point for a new dynamic stamp. this is not a good place to start...

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The dynamic features are in the stamp file. After the stamp has been applied it's just a picture. So if they deleted the stamp file, it's gone.  

 

However, it sounds like you had a simple that can be easily recreated. If the graphics on the old stamp are impossible to recreate on a new stamp design, then you can in fact copy the old stamp from a file where it's been used to a new, blank one page pdf.  Then use this as the starting point for a new dynamic stamp. this is not a good place to start because there is some history that follows PDFs around.  But it will work.

 

You can read all about stamps here:

https://www.pdfscripting.com/public/All_About_PDF_Stamps.cfm

 

Watch the video on changing the background of a stamp. You can use this to modify one of the existing dynamic stamps that displays a date to your design.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Thom Parker - Software Developer at PDFScripting
Use the Acrobat JavaScript Reference early and often

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Thank you Thom. I did just what you suggested. I made a new dynamic stamp based on the appearance of the stamp I had used before. It's working like a charm. 

 

Thanks again.

Denise

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