Identifying Your PDFs

The use of the PDF format has grown exponentially and, as a consequence, PDF documents are being created and used by an infinite number of companies, organizations and individuals.

PDFs may be used for the purpose of reformatting business documents or archiving government files. Just looking up an item on Google can produce millions of results with attached links to PDF files on different websites. Let's not forget that a PDF can be e-mailed, saved, and printed by just about anyone able to use a computer.

With the endless amount of PDFs floating around for countless purposes, how do you distinguish your PDFs from all the rest? How do you make the appearance of your PDF represent your company, small business or self-promotional aims?

Text and Image Stamping

The appearance of your PDF is important, not just for its contents, but for its visual impact as well. Some PDF documents may need to be conveyed in a professional manner.

For instance, PDFs used for business purposes often serve as official records to be kept for future reference or archival storage. Marking or branding the document is often required to signify the content as official before being transmitted or archived.

For average users of the PDF as a marketing and supplementary resource the first impression is always the one that matters most. Because your PDFs are specifically designed to be exchanged, identifying the PDF document as your own with a distinctive image can provide a sophisticated and personal look.

Stamping your PDFs with logos and electronically represented signatures or even footers and headers may be a simple way to polish up those PDF documents.

How to Stamp an Image or Text onto a PDF

Yet, how would you add the images and text to your PDF documents? Are you thinking that you'll need to scan in logos from already existing company documents? Undoubtedly, cutting and pasting from other image files is one way to do it. Of course, this will require image editing and reformatting in some image editing application.

An easier way to secure your document with stamped images is using reliable PDF software that can add images and text information as a stamp when creating PDF documents or when editing an already existing PDF file.

These tools are very convenient as they allow you to add both text and images onto the same page for a tailored look and make them a permanent part of your PDF document.

Stamping an Image

With image stamping, you can import already existing images from your own files by browsing and opening them within the software application. Usually you’ll need to specify the size, position and pages you want your image to appear on.

This is ideal for adding company logos onto reports, creating letterhead for departmental newsletters or stamping electronically represented signatures to generic supplementary forms. Simple and economic, you can professionalize your documents right at your computer.

Stamping Text

For text stamping, you can apply standard text such as page numbers or headers and footers to a single page, range of pages or entire documents. Most PDF tools allow you to position your text where you want it by adjusting the settings, and then you type your own text. For specialized text stamping, users might be able to customize from a range of colours, fonts and font sizes, depending on the software they use.

Achieving a uniform and finished look is as simple as adding a website address in the footer. Thus, if your PDF documents need that finishing touch with pagination, special titles, or contact information at a page's bottom, stamping textual information is the easiest way to do it.

Whatever the content, whatever the purpose, adding small touches here and there via text and image stamping can be perfect for any PDF.