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How to request signatures on PDF files

Follow these easy steps to get others to sign PDFs and track progress: | Documents being sent for for signature requests

  1. Click the Select a file button above, or drag and drop a file into the drop zone.
  2. Select the document you want to send for e-signing.
  3. After Acrobat uploads the file, sign in.
  4. Add recipients’ email addresses, then click Next.
  5. Mark where signers need to fill in and sign.
  6. Click Send to send your document for e-signing.
  7. Track progress and send reminders if needed.

Try our tool to request e-signatures for free | Multiple people with a plus sign demonstrating how easy it is to collect online signatures from others

Online e-signatures for PDFs

When you need to get a PDF document signed quickly, use Adobe Acrobat online services. The Request e-signatures tool lets others sign PDF documents online without any hassle. | A stack of files with an Acrobat Sign logo showing that you can let others e-sign your documents

Get others to e-sign documents

Acrobat makes e-signing a snap. Just sign in to Acrobat, then add signers and assign the fields they need to complete. After a quick preview, click Send to email your request for e-signature. | A browser with the Acrobat Sign logo representing free easy e-signing

Free, easy e-signing for recipients

Recipients receive a link to the online agreement by email. After opening it, they can sign the doc online in seconds for free, with no downloads, sign-ups, printing, or scanning required. | An analog clock representing how fast workflows move with e-signatures

Speed up document workflows

The Acrobat e-signing tool saves considerable time. Instead of overnighting documents, you can send a contract in a few minutes, and recipients can immediately add their e-signatures online. | A signed file with a lock demonstrating e-signatures you can trust

E-signatures you can trust

The Acrobat e-signature tool uses Acrobat Sign technology to ensure tamper-proof, signed agreements. You manage the signing process for your important documents — from start to finish. | A PDF that represents high-quality e-signing tools from Adobe Acrobat

Try high-quality Adobe tools for free

Our e-signing tool lets you seal deals in record time. With a free Acrobat account, you can complete two request e-signatures transactions every 30 days on a rolling basis.

Questions? We have answers.

Are e-signatures secure?

When you use Adobe e-signing tools to collect electronic signatures, you can trust they are secure. The Acrobat e-signature solution uses Acrobat Sign technology to make sure signers can’t change the agreement after they add signatures, protecting signed documents from tampering. In addition, you can track and manage all sign requests — creating a valuable audit trail with timestamps.

You can also try Adobe Acrobat Pro for free for seven days to do more with PDF files on Mac or Windows. The Acrobat Pro trial lets you use digital signatures, collect e-signatures with advanced authentication, create e-signing templates, fill PDF forms, and sign documents yourself with your initials, a typed signature, or an image of your signature. Acrobat Pro also lets you edit PDF documents, use annotation toolbar functionality, create fillable PDF forms, use cloud storage, and convert PDF files to Microsoft Word documents, PowerPoint spreadsheets, or Excel formats. You can work online, on your desktop, or on your mobile device, using the Adobe Acrobat Reader mobile app on your iPad tablet, iPhone, or Android device. Free tutorials can get you up and running fast. Third-party integrations can also make your document workflows more efficient.

How do I send a PDF to be signed by multiple signers?
When you need multiple people to e-sign a document, simply add more email addresses during the setup process. You can also assign form fields and signature fields to specific individuals. Acrobat will route the agreement to the signers in the order they were entered and send everyone a copy of the completed agreement after signers have added their online signatures.
Will I be notified when my PDF is signed?
Yes. Acrobat will send a notification in real time by email when a recipient e-signs a PDF, along with a copy of the final agreement.

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