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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  1. 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

  2. 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

  3. 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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