How to sign a PDF document electronically with Adobe Reader

Electronic signatures make signing contracts easy and comfortable while simultaneously eliminating the need to print, sign and scan – a tedious process that takes up a lot of time. Thankfully, there’s a good and valid alternative to sign documents. If you’re a Windows user, you’re probably familiar with a PDF reader—an application installed on your PC that allows you to open PDF files (with a .pdf file extension). The same application is also available for Mac. If you don’t have it installed on your computer yet, you can download and install the latest version of Adobe Acrobat Reader.



1. Open the PDF file in Adobe Acrobat Reader.

Click the File menu > Open… then, select the PDF file you want to sign.



2. Click on Fill & Sign in the Tools pane on the right.

If you’re not seeing the Tools pane, press SHIFT+F4 on your keyboard.

A toolbar will appear at the top of your document.



3. Click Sign, and then select Add Signature.

A popup will open, giving you three options—TypeDraw, and Image. 

            • Type allows you to type your name in cursive format. You’re free to change the style of the signature.
            • Draw allows you to draw the signature using your mouse, touchpad, or a pen if you’re using a touchscreen device.
            • Image allows you to select an image file of your signature.




4. Once you’re done, click the Apply button.




5. Drag, resize and position the signature inside your PDF file.

The full version of this tutorial can be found on www.jotform.com

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