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How Do I Create an “Approved” Stamp for a Document In Preview?

I know how to add a signature and text to a document in Preview, but can’t work out how to create and add stamps e.g. “Approved”, “Rejected”, “Declined” etc. I often have to review multi paged documents and previously would print the complete document and hand mark-up “Approved” etc, then scan and rename the approved version. This stamp type function exists in Adobe Acrobat Reader but I can’t seem to find the same type of function in Preview. Any assistance would be appreciated.
Craig Pratt

Comments: 2 Responses to “How Do I Create an “Approved” Stamp for a Document In Preview?”

    10 months ago

    If all you need to do is to add words to the document, you can just use the markup tools and add that as text.

    Something like this:

    Once you get the color, size, style and everything like you want, you can always copy and paste that text from old documents to new ones. Or, create a document that just has a bunch of those and open it to copy one of the words from it.

    If you want something more artistic, like the word “Approved” with a box around it and other graphic flair, you can create such a stamp in any graphics app like Acorn, Pixelmator, Photoshop, etc. Even Keynote if you get creative. Just export as a transparent 32-bit graphic. Then you can drag and drop those files into Preview whenever you need them.

    Sounds like a good topic for a future tutorial.

    10 months ago

    “Sounds like a good topic for a future tutorial.”

    I’d find this useful as well!

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