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How to create a digital signature in Adobe Reader

How to create a digital signature in Adobe Reader


Once you have finished filling out your form you will want to click on the digital signature box. This is usually located at the end of the document.

Once you click on the signature box it will give you the choice to either use an existing signature file or creating a new one. If you have already created a file, you can just browse to it and you are done.

However, if this is your first time, you will need to select "A new digital ID I want to create now".

Then select "New PKCS#12 digital ID file".

Fill out the appropriate information below. Whatever you put down for Name is what will appear as the "signature" in the document (an example is located at the end of this document).

When asked, please choose to save your signature file to your My Documents folder. This way it will be easy to locate and it will be backed up along with all of your other files.

You will also need to create a password for this signature. Each time you enter a digital signature you will be asked for this password.

Once you click on Finish button, it will pop up the Signature Window. Enter the password you just created and click on Sign.

You will be prompted to save the file. Because most signed documents will lock the fillable fields in the document, it is a good idea to save the signed document under a new name. This way, if you have to go back and make changes, you still can.

Congratulations! You have just digitally signed your document. If you have any questions, please be sure to contact

Finally, save the signed document to your computer so you have a copy to keep, as well as a file to email as an attachment.