Add a stamp with checkboxes  SOLVED

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Add a stamp with checkboxes

Post by heilmaa1 » Mon Jan 21, 2019 8:42 am

Dear all

How is it possible to add checkboxes, cusomized date and editable text to a self created stamp? I tried with the formular buttons and the date also with this help https://www.tracker-software.com/knowle ... p-Creation, but the result is a static stamp with no options for the user.

I am not a Java expert, but is it maybe possble, that my company has simply disabled Jave funtionality? I am using PDF-XChange Editor Plus, Version 7.0, Build 325.1

My planned stamp file is attached...


Thanks a lot for your help and have a nice monday,
Andreas
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Re: Add a stamp with checkboxes

Post by Will - Tracker Supp » Mon Jan 21, 2019 8:45 am

Hi Andreas,

Thanks for the post - I'm afraid that dynamic stamps in PDF's don't work that way. They are dynamic before placement, so any dynamic data is entered/updated during the placement action and, once the stamp is placed, it becomes a normal and static stamp.

It's also worth noting that Java and JavaScript (ECMAScript) are two entirely different languages and JavaScript is what is used to work with PDFs.

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Re: Add a stamp with checkboxes

Post by heilmaa1 » Mon Jan 21, 2019 9:05 am

Hi Will

okay, I see.
So there is no option to implement a generic, variable stamp, which gives the user the possibility to activate checkboxes, change date etc.?

Thanks and have a nice day,
Andreas
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Re: Add a stamp with checkboxes  SOLVED

Post by Will - Tracker Supp » Mon Jan 21, 2019 10:20 am

Hi Andreas,

I'm afraid not. You could implement the stamp a little differently, so that upon clicking to place the stamp the user is prompted to enter certain info. that would then be shown after they e.g. press 'OK' to a pop-up dialogue. However working with dialogues is extremely complex. You may be better off creating a generic form for the user to fill. If necessary, that form could them be overlayed at a specific point in another PDF.

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