If you have a PDF Adobe Acrobat Reader DC installed on your computer, you can electronically sign any PDF documents by taking the following steps.
1. Open the PDF document or form that you want to sign.
2. In the toolbar, click the ‘Sign’ icon. Select either ‘Add Signature’ or ‘Add Initials’. You can also click Tools > Fill & Sign. If you have added either the signature or initial before, you will see the option to choose either your pre-made signature or an initial.
3. To sign a PDF document or form, you can type, draw, or insert an image of your handwritten signature. When you click the save button, the signature and text will become a part of the PDF file. Below is an example of the Signature panel.
Type: Type your name in the field. You can choose from a small selection of signature styles. Click ‘Change Style’ to
view a different style.
Draw: Draw your signature in the field.
Image: Browse and select an image of your signature.
Save Signature: When this checkbox is selected, and you are signed in to Acrobat Reader or Acrobat, the added signature will be saved securely in an Adobe Document Cloud for reuse.
Click Apply, and then click at the place in the PDF where you want to place either the signatures or initials.
4. If you want to use an image as your signature:
Sign your name in black ink on a clean, blank sheet of white paper. You should sign your name in the middle to avoid taking photographs or scanning the edges.
Photograph or scan your signature. If you are taking a picture of your signature, make sure that the shadows do not fall across the signature.
Transfer either the picture or the scanned photocopy to your computer. Acrobat Reader accepts JPG, JPEG, PNG, GIF, TIFF, TIF, and BMP files. You do not need to crop the image. Acrobat/Reader imports just the signature if the photo or scan is clean.
5. To move the placed signature or initial, click the field to highlight it and then use the arrow keys. To resize or delete the field, use the options in the field toolbar.
Now we know how to add a signature in the PDF document using the Adobe Reader!