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How do I Create a Custom Signature Appearance in Adobe?



Answer:

Creating the signature box will vary for each version of adobe.

This document explains the process for creating a custom signature appearance in Adobe Reader 9, 10, 11 and DC using a pdf file. Other image files (e.g. *.jpg, *.gif, *.png) are supported only in Adobe Acrobat Pro, but use the same steps as those outlined below. These steps assume that the ACES digital certificate is installed on the same machine that will be used to sign the document

Locate an Image Saved as a PDF File

Probably the trickiest part of this process is getting an image file saved as a pdf; there are various ways of accomplishing this task and are beyond the scope of this document. The steps below assume one has already been created and is available.


Sign a Document Enabled for Digital Signatures

1. Open the document you wish to sign and scroll to the Signature field:

Custom Signature


2. Click the signature block; if the digital certificate was successfully installed, you should see the following window. Click the drop-down menu titled "Appearance" and select 'Create New Appearance.OR, click on the green question mark for further instructions

Custom Signature


3. At the "Create Signature Appearance" window, give your custom signature a title - this title will show in the "Appearance" drop-down menu for easier identification when signing documents:

Select the "Imported graphic" radio button and then "File..."

Custom Signature


4. Select the "Imported graphic" radio button and then "File..."

Custom Signature


5. At the "Select Picture" window, click the "Browse..." button and navigate to your PDf image:

Custom Signature


6. Click "OK", "OK" again, and finally click "Sign":

Custom Signature





Article number: G2511
Last Modified: March 25, 2016



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