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Potential solution to the "Cannot rotate the stamp" problem (?)

Community Beginner ,
Feb 11, 2022 Feb 11, 2022

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I started drafting this posting by saying "I cannot rotate the stamp, 'Sign here' "

The Adobe Acrobat "Help" page entitled, "Adding a stamp to a PDF" explains how we are supposed to rotate a stamp:

"To rotate a stamp, click it, move the pointer over the handle at the top of the stamp, and drag when the rotate stamp icon appears." 

But the rotate stamp icon has not been appearing for several months, and I couldn't figure out what to do.

I always make sure to first click on the stamp so that the stamp shows as an object that is selected, before I move the pointer over the handle at the top of the stamp; and I have waited 45 seconds or more many times, without the rotate stamp icon appearing.

While I was making a movie clip (for this posting) to show me putting the stamp on a blank page (without sensitive client information), the icon handles finally showed up on that page.  Later, the icon handles started appearing on the page that had client information too.

So, from now on, whenever I cannot rotate a "Sign here" or other stamp I insert on a page having text, I'll create a blank page.  Then I'll insert the stamp on that page, in the hope that my putting the stamp on a blank page somehow frees up the rotate icon function, and makes it available to all stamps again.

I hope this helps others, and I'd appreciate anyone's thoughts on this.

          Marc B. Hankin

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