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How do I import an interactive stamp from Bluebeam into Acrobat?

Community Beginner ,
Feb 13, 2024 Feb 13, 2024

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I have (somehow...) modified an interactive stamp in Bluebeam and it has been working brilliantly for stamping invoice approvals in Bluebeam that opens a window to input some information and also the date the stamp is applied and the user ID automatically. I have been asked to share the stamp with others in the company but they use Acrobat and I have not been able to find out what exactly I need to do to modify the javascript to make it work properly in Adobe as well. I am new to this forum and fairly inexperienced with Adobe but any guidance would be greatly appreciated. I have attached the stamp file that I exported from Bluebeam, if needed, thanks.

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Community Expert , Feb 13, 2024 Feb 13, 2024

The dialog in the stamp works fine in Acrobat if you place it in the Stamps folder, but the dimensions of it are off, because the page is not properly cropped. Either crop it manually, or re-create the stamp and copy over the code and fields to it.

The place to put it (if you're on a Windows machine) is:

C:\Users\<USER NAME>\AppData\Roaming\Adobe\Acrobat\<VERSION NUMBER>\Stamps

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Community Expert , Feb 13, 2024 Feb 13, 2024

First, never use the Stamp Manager for anything. It's worthless. 

Open the stamp file

The Title property is the stamp category.

The stamp name is part of the template name.  In the "Organize Pages" tools, select the "More..." dropdown menu, and then Page Templates. 

Change the name here, but only the portion after the "=" symbol.

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The stamp is all annotations and no page content. What you have now will never work in Acrobat as a stamp.

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It doesn't matter they are annotations. It all gets flattened when the stamp is applied anyway. It will still function as a stamp, and there are form fields in it and a script that works as well... It did for me, at least. The issue is with the page size. See my reply below.

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The dialog in the stamp works fine in Acrobat if you place it in the Stamps folder, but the dimensions of it are off, because the page is not properly cropped. Either crop it manually, or re-create the stamp and copy over the code and fields to it.

The place to put it (if you're on a Windows machine) is:

C:\Users\<USER NAME>\AppData\Roaming\Adobe\Acrobat\<VERSION NUMBER>\Stamps

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Thanks for the information, I have cropped it and I think it's right now and I have also saved it in the location you noted. It seems to be working mostly but I have 2 things that aren't quite right:

1. The name is not what I want to identify it with because it appears as Submittal Project in my stamp list but I want it to show as Invoice Approval and when I try to rename it or move it in the Stamp Manager, it reverts back to a static stamp

2. The date doesn't auto populate for the date the stamp is applied and I would like to have the stamp applier ID (name) automatically applied. I have attached the modified stamp here as well, thanks so much for your help.

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First, never use the Stamp Manager for anything. It's worthless. 

Open the stamp file

The Title property is the stamp category.

The stamp name is part of the template name.  In the "Organize Pages" tools, select the "More..." dropdown menu, and then Page Templates. 

Change the name here, but only the portion after the "=" symbol.

PageTemplateCreation.jpg 

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

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Brilliant, thank you so much Thom!

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You'll need to modify the stamp file. Read this article:

https://www.pdfscripting.com/public/Bluebeam-Stamps.cfm

 

 

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

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Thank you Thom, your input is greatly appreciated. I did review the article but I couldn't figure out what I needed to change. I am far from any kind of an expert in this area and appreciate you taking your time to offer assistance to me.

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