Adobe’s DC product family offers rich signing capabilities, including free features in Acrobat Reader, cloud-based eSign services that let you sign, send, and track documents from anywhere, and the Adobe Sign application which supports signature workflows on your mobile device.
The following free features are available:
You can also install the free Adobe Sign app. Adobe Sign is a mobile companion to the other DC products and Adobe’s enterprise-class e-sign services. It’s the ideal tool for initiating and managing signature workflows as well as collecting e-signatures in person from a client or customer. Adobe Sign is part of Adobe’s signing ecosystem that allows you to sign, send, track, and manage signature workflows from the desktop, mobile devices, and the web.
You can create signatures or signing initials from a hand drawing, an image, or a camera picture:
Open any file that’s not shared and is not security protected.
Tap Create Signature or Create Initials and do one of the following:
Note: Enable Save to Online Profile to store the signature on your device and synchronize it across your computer and the web.
Acrobat saves your signature and stores it in the cloud so you can use it on the desktop, the web, and all mobile apps, including Acrobat Reader, Adobe Scan, and Adobe Sign. All platforms support both photo, image, and hand drawn signatures.
When you create a signature, simply choose Save to Online Profile to store you signature in the cloud.
Before the document is closed, you can resize or move your signature. After the document is flattened, changes are not possible. To do so:
Tap a newly placed signature.
Drag it to a new location or drag the resize arrows to change the size.
Tap outside the signature to exit signing mode.
Signatures cannot be changed or removed after a document is saved. If you’ve signed a document and are still viewing it, delete the signature by tapping it and choosing
Open a signed file or file that’s supported for signing.
You can undo and redo your last action. Simply tap or .
Why can’t I sign a document?
You cannot sign shared files, including shared for view-only and shared for review files. Also, secured documents restrict certain types of edits, including signing.
Why can’t I delete a signature in a document?
Once a document is saved, the PDF is flattened and the signature cannot be removed.
Why don’t I see my comments, form data, or signatures in my PDF?
It may be that you are not using Adobe’s Acrobat Reader. Other PDF viewers may not support all the features that Adobe’s Acrobat Reader supports. View your PDFs with Acrobat Reader, and if you send it to someone else, encourage the recipient to do the same.
How can I display a list of signatures in a document?
This feature is currently unsupported.
Can I sign a password protected PDFs?