23 Free Review Stamps for Acrobat

Acrobat includes a plethora of review tools, but most are not very eye catching. You want your edits to get noticed, right?

Today, I’m sharing a set of 23 stamps that I have designed. These stamps help you call attention to your edits with colorful iconography:

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Stamps included in the file

I created the stamps using Adobe Illustrator, so each stamp is a tiny, vector file that scales and prints well. The text has been converted to outlines, so adding a stamp from the supplied file does not embed fonts in your document.

Download the Stamps File

Review Stamps.pdf

Right-click the link above and choose Save As or Save Target As to download the file to your desktop.

The Stamps file is a PDF, but it has some special properties. You must install the file for it to work as a stamp.

IOW, just opening the file won’t do you any good!

Install the Stamp File

Follow these steps to install the Stamps file.

Note that you will need to be an admin on your computer to install the file.

  1. Quit Acrobat XI if it is already open.
  2. Copy the Review Stamps.pdf file to the User Stamps folder:

The folders might be hidden . . .

These folder locations may be hidden on your computer, so don’t freak out if you don’t see them at first.

Here are some tips for finding them:

WIN: Open an Explorer window and paste the path into it. Change the USERNAME to your user name and hit enter.
MAC: Open your Home folder, then go to the View menu and choose Show View Options. Check Show Library Folder.

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On the Mac, you will need to show your Library folder

Another way to find the Stamps folder

An alternate way to find your stamps folder is to have Acrobat tell you where it is located. You can do this from the JavaScript debugger. Here’s how:

  1. Hit CTRL-J (Win) or CMD-J (Mac)
  2. Enter app.getPath(“user”, “stamps”);
  3. Hit CTRL-ENTER (Win) or CMD-Enter (Mac) to see the stamps path

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Use the JavaScript debugger to find the stamps folder

Using the Stamps

This part is easy!

  1. Open the Comment pane
  2. Click the Stamp tool
  3. Choose the Review Stamps category
  4. Choose the stamp to place on the document

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A few tips for using Stamps

Add a Note to your Stamp

After adding the stamp, double-click it to add a note:

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Double-click the note to add a sticky note to it.

Keep the tool selected

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This option will keep the Stamp tool selected, but you will need to select the individual stamp needed.

To keep the Stamp tool selected, right-click on it and choose Keep Tool Selected:

Sizing Stamps

Stamps may be sized. Just click and drag to size as you apply them. Or, select the stamp later and drag the handles to scale it.

Stamps may be rotated. After applying the stamp, find the rotation point and drag to rotate the stamp:
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List View for Stamps

If you don’t like the gigantic list of stamps with preview, choose “Show Stamp Names” from the Stamp menu to use a slim, text only list:

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Choose this option to see a text-only list of stamps

Add the Stamp Tool as a Quick Tool

Quick Tools appear at the top of the document window. Add the Stamps tool so that you don’t need to open the Comments pane.

Right-click on the Stamp tool and choose Add to Quick Tools:
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Deleting or Changing the Order of the Stamps

You can re-order or delete stamps in the file.

Open the Review Stamps.pdf file in Acrobat from the your Stamps folder (see above).

Open the Pages panel in Acrobat. Note that the first page is blank. DO NOT DELETE the First page.

To Delete a stamp, select the thumbnail, right-click, and choose Delete Page

To re-0rder the stamps, drag the thumbnail of the page to a new location.

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Use the Pages Panel to delete or re-order the stamps file.

Need to know more about working with Stamps?

Visit the Acrobat Help page:

http://helpx.adobe.com/acrobat/using/adding-stamp-pdf.html