How to Create a Digital Signature in Adobe Acrobat Reader DC

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In this tutorial, I’ll show you how to create a digital signature in Adobe Acrobat Reader DC and use it to sign and lock documents.

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24 replies
  1. Melanie McCann
    Melanie McCann says:

    I am a new employee. I have a W4 I need to sign. I have Adobe Acrobat DC Pro. After watching this video, I created and now have a digital signature (thanks to you), but when I go to digitally sign the Signature line, there is no red little line in the upper left corner, thus I can’t actually sign it…. any advice?

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  2. Steven K McKendall Sr
    Steven K McKendall Sr says:

    How can one add a roll over pop-up type definition or explanatory note to a text word or phrase for clarification that only pops up when the operator rolls over the selected text with mouse? (Not sticky note – or otherwise visible)

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  3. Like Kane
    Like Kane says:

    In the case that I want to send a document over to a person for them to digitally sign, for instance, say I draft a letter of commitment to an owner of a design firm for a grant application, who I just need to type there name at the end or digitally sign. As I am making it convenient and fast for the letter to be sent back to me. Is this legally okay? I notice that the tutorials usually have it where the person creating the digital signature field is the one signing the document.

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  4. The Fakey Cake Maker
    The Fakey Cake Maker says:

    Some nice Office Space references in this video, if you could go ahead and make some more that would be great.

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  5. Donna Comeau
    Donna Comeau says:

    Thank you for the quick response. Yes the word document was converted to a pdf, I do not want to change it to a form. In the DC version it seems to want to convert to a form for the signature box. Is there a way around that?
    Thank you

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  6. Donna Comeau
    Donna Comeau says:

    Thank you, thinking DocuSign might be a better option here.
    Please keep sharing your talents and knowledge, you have THE BEST videos out here!!

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  7. Donna Comeau
    Donna Comeau says:

    Hi there – I have been updated to Adobe DC and have a word document that I DO NOT want to turn into a form – just add a signature drop down – similar to what you created in Digital Signature – problem is I am not able to find a way to just add the box? Pleas help as I have multiple documents that will need signatures. Kind regards D

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  8. Anna Jordan
    Anna Jordan says:

    OMG thank you. I was frantic trying to apply for a grant and this was perfect. Even the music at the beginning calmed me down.Cheers!

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  9. Clay Souza
    Clay Souza says:

    Trying to make a PDF so anyone can digitally sign a document. I need the signature field blank with the pink click here to sign button. How can I do this is Adobe Acrobat DC Pro?

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