Here is a step-by-step guide to add signature in PDF file. When you sign a PDF document it means you attest to its contents or you approve of the document.
PDF (Portable Document Format) is a file format that has captured all the elements of a printed document as an electronic image that you can view, navigate, print, or forward to someone else. PDF files are created using Adobe Acrobat and similar software.
Most of the time while working online we deal with the situation to sign a document. When you sign a document it means you attest to its contents or you approve of the document. You can sign a PDF document using Adobe Reader.
You can create a signature in one of three ways using the Adobe Reader:
- Type – You can type your name and have it converted to a signature.
- Draw You can draw your signature using your mouse or a touch screen.
- Image- You can sign a piece of paper, scan it with a scanner, and then add your written signature to Adobe Reader.
Here is how to add signature in PDF:
- Open the PDF file in Adobe Acrobat Reader.
- Now click on Fill & Sign in the Toolbar on the right.
- Then click on Sign, and then select Add Signature.
- A popup will open, giving you three options—Type, Draw, and Image.
- After creating your signature, click on the Apply button.
- Drag, resize and position the signature inside your PDF file.
When you add a signature to a PDF, it becomes professional instead of taking a print out and signing it by hand. Adding a signature to a PDF is one of most common edits that need to be made to a file.
Lawyers, government officials, and professionals who frequently deal with contracts and legal documents especially deal with this situation. Electronic signatures are the same as a handwritten signatures.