Creating a handwritten signature can be useful for many purposes, such as contracts or form submissions. Adobe Acrobat is a popular software tool that can help you add your own signature to any PDF file.
The software allows you to type a name in cursive, draw or insert an image of your signature. You can then drag and resize the signature to the exact area of the PDF document where you want it. If you’re using a mobile device, you can also take pictures of your signature and insert it into the PDF.
In addition, you can sign documents with your digital ID. The process is similar to signing a traditional PDF, but you will need to create a digital ID first and store it in an external storage location. Then, you can use the digital ID with any document that you have signed in Acrobat.
1. Open a PDF in Acrobat DC on Windows or MacOS
To create a signature with your digital ID, open a PDF in Adobe Acrobat Reader DC and then click “Fill & Sign” in the toolbar. If you are a registered user of Acrobat, you will be prompted to enter your Adobe password. If you do not have an Adobe account, you can enter your email address and password to log in.
2. Select the “Sign” icon in the toolbar or tools panel to open the Signature or Initials pane.
The “Sign” icon in the toolbar resembles a pencil and lets you type, draw or import a signature or initial. If you have added an initial or signature before, it will be displayed as an option and you can choose which one to use.
3. Click the Sign icon to open the Signature or Initials panel, which will show three options for adding your signature or initials: Type, Draw or Image.
4. Select the option that best suits your needs.
When you choose the “Type” option, a popup will appear that lets you type your name in cursive. If you choose the “Draw” option, you will be able to draw your signature by clicking and dragging your mouse or touching the screen on a touchscreen device. Similarly, the “Image” option will allow you to upload an image of your signature from a local or cloud storage account and then choose which file to load when you’re ready to use it.
5. Apply your signature to the PDF
If you’re satisfied with your handwritten signature and want to use it in a document, you can apply it to the PDF by clicking on the “Apply” button in the Signature or Initials pane. You can then resize, move and position it as needed.
6. Save your signature as a PDF for future use
When you click the “Save” button, your signature will be saved as a PDF that can be opened and used again in Adobe Acrobat Reader DC or the Adobe Reader app on a desktop or mobile device. It will also be automatically stored in your Adobe Document Cloud for future reuse. You can also send the PDF to other people as a downloadable file.