In prior versions of Laserfiche, stamps were static files based on bitmap images. Users had to find or create and then upload the bitmap to create the stamp. Laserfiche 8.2 adds the ability to create stamps based on a string of text—and to use tokens in that text, which allows stamps to dynamically update.
Note: Since this is a preview, the details and appearances of certain elements may change between now and the final release.
When creating a custom stamp in Laserfiche 8.2, a user specifies the text he wants the stamp to display, as well as a variety of formatting options: the font, size and border for the stamp. If the stamp text includes a token, the token will be replaced with the relevant information when the stamp is placed on the image.
The custom stamp creation dialog provides a preview of the stamp as it would look on the image. This allows you to modify the formatting until you like the way the stamp looks.
Custom stamps allow you to create text stamps as you need them, rather than needing to create a bitmap of the text and then upload that bitmap. If you realize that you need a stamp to indicate that certain documents came from an external archive, you can simply create a stamp with the text “External Archive” right in Laserfiche—no need to fiddle with an image program. You can also still use image-based stamps, just as you could in prior versions.
In addition, the ability to incorporate tokens into your custom stamps allows you to create dynamic stamps. For example, if you want to stamp each document with the date it is processed, you can create a stamp with the date token. When the stamp is applied, the token will automatically be replaced with that day’s date.