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Watermark date of file edit

Community Beginner ,
Jan 31, 2024 Jan 31, 2024

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Hello, 

 

I'm wondering if it's possible to add a watermark that will autofill with the date that the watermark was generated, and then stop updating. 

 

Example: info - submitted mon dd yyyy

 

where the text prior is interted at the time of the watermark creation. 

 

Thanks! 

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Jan 31, 2024 Jan 31, 2024

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Hi, 

 

I've been using that feature and am wondering if there's a way to auto-generate within the feild the current date, rather than having to input it every time. 

 

Thanks! 

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Jan 31, 2024 Jan 31, 2024

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Under what circumstances do you want the watermark to be applied?

 

 

Thom Parker - Software Developer at PDFScripting
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Community Beginner ,
Jan 31, 2024 Jan 31, 2024

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Hi, 

 

I want to be able to manually add a watermark with unique, user - entered text in the watermark for each file, with the date that the watermark was added auto-generated at the end to avoid having to manually add it for each file. 

 

What I've been doing is just updating the watermark saved settings each day, which is fine, but it would save me a step if I could have a saved setting that will generate the date for me so I don't have to continually update it. 

 

Thanks! 

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Jan 31, 2024 Jan 31, 2024

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Yes you can do this with an automation script.

https://www.pdfscripting.com/public/Automating-Acrobat.cfm

 

Use the doc.addWaterMarkFromText() function.  Here's the reference entry

https://opensource.adobe.com/dc-acrobat-sdk-docs/library/jsapiref/doc.html#addwatermarkfromtext

 

Thom Parker - Software Developer at PDFScripting
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If the watermark is just textual then you can use a script to do it automatically, like this (paid-for) tool I've developed that extends the features of the built-in Add Header or Footer command to include things like the current date, file name or path, etc., as well as static text: https://www.try67.com/tool/acrobat-reader-advanced-add-header-footer-text

 

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