Electronic Signatures

How to Sign Documents Electronically

Adobe Acrobat Reader DC is a free software that allows you to sign PDF documents. The following are step-by-step instructions on how to electronically sign.

First, open the PDF file in Adobe Acrobat Reader DC.

  • “File” –> “Open” –> Select the document you want to sign

Then, click the pen tip icon on the right side of the menu bar, shown below.

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Next, under “Sign”, click “Add Signature”, shown below.

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There are three options for adding your signature, shown at the top of the box that pops up.

  • Type: You can type your name and choose from four different fonts – a dropdown labeled “Change style” will appear after you start typing.
  • Draw: Use your cursor to draw your signature.
  • Image: Select an image of your signature from your files.

You can also select “Save signature” directly under the signature box, which allows you to paste your signature in multiple places on the document without having to redo it.

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After completing your signature, click “Apply” and then drag it to the mark(s) on the document that indicate a signature. Finally, save the updated document by clicking the save icon at the top left, shown below.

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