Ever wondered why Adobe Acrobat takes a long time to open? Apart from it being influenced by the speed of your computer, the main reason is because it has to load many plug-ins. In Acrobat these plug-ins are used for everything from annotations and markup, to applying security and touching up text.
If all you want to do is view or read a PDF file, then loading all these plug-ins when you open Acrobat can be a frustrating process. Fortunately there's a way to bypass the loading of them.
Hold down the Shift key (on Win and Mac) and double-click the Acrobat program icon.
Acrobat should load quicker, only opening with the toolbars shown below for Acrobat 5 -- will vary slightly for other versions.
OK, so you want to stamp your document. Maybe you need to give reviewers some advice about the document's status or sensitivity. This tip from author Ted Padova demonstrates how to add stamps with the Stamp Tool along with related comments.