Rubber Stamp Annotation

The Rubber Stamp tool allows you to place a designated stamp on the page similar to using an ink stamp on paper.

Applying a Rubber Stamp Annotation

There are two ways to apply a stamp:

  1. From the Comment Tab toolbar, click on the down arrow on the Rubber Stamp button, and select the stamp that you wish to use. Then click the document where you would like to apply the stamp.
  2. Click directly on the Rubber Stamp in the Comment Tab on the toolbar and then click the document where you would like to apply the stamp.
    • This method will change the pointer to the most recently used stamp, or the default stamp if one has been selected. Hovering the mouse over the Stamps button will display a tooltip with the name of the stamp currently saved. If no stamp has been used, and no stamp is set as a default stamp, the tooltip will say "Rubber Stamp" and clicking on the button will display the drop down menu of stamps. A stamp can be set to default by editing the stamp from the Manage Stamps dialog, and selecting the 'Save as default' check box on the edit stamp dialog.

Annotation Properties

To access the Rubber Stamp properties go to the Properties Tab on the toolbar or right click (Mac: Ctrl + Click) on the annotation and choose Properties in the mouse menu or click on the edit button on the Mini Toolbar. The Rubber Stamp contains the following property settings.


Transparency - Sets the transparency of the rubber stamp

Rotation - Allows you to set the Rotation of the rubber stamp

Note / Comment - A note can be added to rubber stamps that will be displayed when hovered over by the mouse

Save as default - When checked this will make the selected appearance settings the default for any new Rubber Stamps going forward

Locked - When checked prevents the following on the annotation: being moved or resized, editing appearance properties, & deleting the annotation.


Author - Allows you to edit the author

Subject - Allows you to edit the subject

Layer - Only available when the document contains layers. Sets the layer that the annotation belongs to. For more information see Assigning Comments to Layers

Status History

This tab will display and changes to the review status of the annotation including Author, Status, and Timestamp. For more details see Setting Status or Check Marks on Annotations