Creating a digital signature for PDFs
Posted by Patricia Goodman on 01 March 2016 12:57 PM
Adobe Acrobat DC allows you to create a digital signature to be used when signing PDFs. You need to use Adobe Acrobat DC, and not Adobe Reader for the below instructions.
- Start up Adobe Acrobat DC
- Windows Users: click on Start, All Programs, then click on Adobe Acrobat DC to start the application
- Mac OS Users: in the Finder, click on Applications, click on Adobe Acrobat DC, and double-click on Adobe Acrobat.app to start the application
- Click on the File menu and choose Open to open the PDF.
- Scroll down to the page where you need to place your signature.
- Click on the Tools tab that is located at the top left
- Click on Fill & Sign.
- Along the top right, click the Sign icon (looks like a pen with "Sign" next to it)
- If you've never created a signature before, click on Add Signature. If you've created signatures before, they will appear in a drop-down box, and you can choose one of them. Or, you can click the minus sign next to one of your signatures and then click on Add Signature to create a new one.
- Type in your full name.
- If you don't like the style of the signature that appears, click Change Style and chose a different one from the available options.
- Click the Apply button.
- Next, use your mouse to move the signature to where you want to place it, and then click on it once you have it positioned to where you want it.
- Click on the Save icon, or click on the File menu and choose Save to save the document with your signature.