Creating Custom Stamps with
D. P. Story
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2 Defining Custom Stamps through the User Interface
3 Defining Custom Stamps with Graphicxsp
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This article covers some of the more technical aspects of custom stamp creation.
There are two ways to create a custom stamp:
1. By using the Acrobat user interface.
2. By using the graphicxsp package.
Each of these two methods are discussed in the sections below.
2. Defining Custom Stamps through the User Interface
Through the user interface of Acrobat Pro, you can create your own custom
➢ Creating a Custom Stamp
1. On themenu toolbar, go to Tools > Comment &Markup > Stamps > Create
Custom Stamp. See Figure 1, page 4.1
2. In the Select Image for Custom Stamp dialog box, browse and select an
image to be used for a stamp. Click OK when you have selected an image.
3. In the Create Custom Stamp dialog box, see Figure 2 on page 4, select
a Category from the dr