StampPDF Batch® is a server-based command-line driven application that can stamp new text and/or images into PDF documents. Any text or image added by StampPDF Batch becomes a permanent part of the document. Refer to Introduction to the Command Line if you are not familiar with using command-line tools.
Stamps can be watermarks, page numbers, or headers and footers. With StampPDF Batch you can stamp “Confidential” on pages that include sensitive information, or “Draft” on a preliminary PDF document you distribute for review. Using variables, you can stamp PDF document names, revision numbers, or creation dates on PDF documents to help users quickly identify the documents. Law firms can apply Bates numbering across a document or entire set of documents.
StampPDF Batch provides the flexibility to customize the appearance and position of a stamp to comply with your organization’s corporate standards or to create a consistent look for PDF documents. You may specify any of the following features for a stamp:
- Text attributes such as font, style, size, and RGB or CMYK color
- Position — top, bottom, diagonal or vertical center
- Justification — left, right, or center
- Layer — on top of or underneath the original content of a page
- Pages to stamp — stamp every page, every other page, every 5th, 10th, etc.
- Page margins — position your stamp exactly where you want it
- Bates numbering — specialized page numbering for legal documents
In addition, you can mark a stamp so that you can remove it later.
The following sections are helpful for using this guide.
This User Guide uses certain styles of text to indicate different things throughout the documentation. The following is a description of these styles:
- Command Line user input:
$stamppdfapp -r <Reg Number> -p -l <logfile.txt>
- Code snippets: begin_message
- Paragraphs that start with Note: are special notes relating to the subject. It is recommended that you read all notes.
- Paragraphs that start with ADVISORY: are recommendations or warnings.
- General Command Line Options describes the general options available to StampPDFBatch.
- Stamp Files describes the various parameters that are used in StampPDF Batch stamp files, the parameter file that provides the instructions for creating stamps in your document. This chapter includes the following sub-chapters:
- StampPDF Batch Options describes the command-line options specific to StampPDF Batch.
- Running StampPDF Batch provides details and practical examples of running StampPDF Batch on the command line.
- Applying Standard Security describes how to apply standard Adobe® Acrobat® security to the output file.
- Extending StampPDF Batch gives ideas and suggestions for incorporating StampPDF Batch into a script that you build to create a dynamic document delivery solution.
- Introduction to the Command Line provides a brief introduction to using command-line software on Windows and Mac OSX operating systems.
- Troubleshooting is a list of common errors and solutions to review if you are having problems with the software.
- Support tells you how to contact us in case you have any problems working with our software.
- Running StampPDF Batch via PHP provides PHP classes and examples allowing seamless integration with PHP implementations.