Why don’t my stamps always appear on all pages right away?

If you stamp a PDF file and then page through the document and do not see the stamp on every page, Acrobat is probably using its Page Cache to display the pages. You can prevent this by taking the following steps:

  • Acrobat 6 & 7 – Choose Edit > Preferences. Then select Startup from the Categories list on the left. In the Opening Documents section, uncheck the box next to Use Page Cache and click OK.
  • Acrobat 8 & 9 – Choose Edit > Preferences. Then choose Page Display from the categories list on the left. In the Rendering section, uncheck the box next to Use page cache and click OK
  • Acrobat X – Choose Acrobat > Preferences. Then choose Page Display from the categories list on the left. In the Rendering section, uncheck the box next to Use page cache and click OK
  • Acrobat XI – Choose Edit > Preferences. Then choose Page Display from the categories list on the left. In the Rendering section, uncheck the box next to Use page cache and click OK

Close and reopen Acrobat to load the new preference setting. Any changes you make to pages in the PDF will appear now as you page through the document.