I want to find out what people said about about Stamps since the manual makes no sense to me. The online reference writes about a logical set of pets: guinea pigs, cats and dogs as types of pets. Past that, I got lost. Unfortunately, I have no framework for understanding the relevance of the logical example.
I think the reference is to this aTbRef article on the Stamps tab of the Document Inspector.
Stamps are simply self-contained actions. At it’s simplest it might set a colour using stamp code like this:
You can do multiple such actions in one stamp. IF we realise we want to reset the colour of some notes because we’re now going to use a prototype to set their colour we might make a stamp:
Don’t get too hung up on what exactly the code above does. I’m just showing that you can alter one or more than one attribute when applying a stamp. The stamp, when used, runs its code discretely on each of the currently selected items - i.e. you can stamp a single item or select several and apply the same stamp to them all at once.
If you don’t quite understand actions yet, I’d read upon (or ask about!) those - in a separate thread - before using stamps so that you understand the effect your stamps will have.
The same action code can likely be used as a rule, edict, agent action, an OnAdd action or a Stamp. The unique aspect of a stamp is you manually set both the scope (selected items), periodicity (run once only per application) and the timing (when the stamp is applied).