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How to fill in a form and sign a PDF

Follow these easy steps to fill and sign a PDF using an e-signature: | Two PDF documents next to each other showing the process of how to sign PDF documents free online

  1. Click the Select a file button above, or drag and drop a file into the drop zone.
  2. Select the PDF document you want to fill in and sign.
  3. After Acrobat uploads the file, sign in to complete the fillable form.
  4. Use the tools in the Sign panel to fill in the form fields and add your PDF signature.
  5. Click Next.
  6. Download your completed form or get a link to share your PDF online.

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Fill and sign PDF forms online

Form filling is quick and easy with the Adobe Acrobat Fill & Sign tool. Upload a file, then add text, checkmarks, lines, and more. | A PDF document on a web browser being signed and filled out

Add your PDF signature fast

To sign PDF forms, create a signature and then place it or your initials anywhere in the PDF document. You can type, draw, or upload an image of your signature. | An analog clock showing that you can speed up workflows when you sign PDFs online

Speed up your workflows

The Acrobat online signature tool lets you fill in a form, sign it, and share it with others without leaving Acrobat, so you can get your work done in record time from anywhere. | An emblem displaying a checkmark that represents a trusted PDF form filler

Share files after e-signing

After signing in to download your form, you can share your free PDF file with others in just a few clicks. Recipients receive a trusted link by email. | A cloud with an Acrobat PDF logo that represents using Acrobat without needing to install software

No installation required

You can use Acrobat online PDF tools in any browser, so you don’t need to install any additional software. All you need is an Internet connection. | A PDF that can be filled and signed

A free, trusted PDF filler

As the inventor of PDF, Adobe has been working with PDF forms longer than any other company. So you can trust the quality of Acrobat tools when filling out and signing PDFs.

Questions? We have answers.

How do I fill out a form?

The Acrobat online PDF filler tool lets you go paperless by completing fillable fields and signing documents online. After uploading a PDF, use the form filler toolbar to fill PDF form fields, including checkboxes. The online PDF editor tools also let you add text boxes, crossmarks, checkmarks, circles, lines, and dots. Then use the e-signing tools to create e-signatures, placing your signature or initials anywhere in the file. Sign in to save your file to Adobe cloud storage and download your completed form.

If you try Adobe Acrobat Pro for free for seven days on Windows or Mac, you can request signatures by sending files to other signers to e-sign fast without any hassles. Recipients receive a user-friendly link by email that allows them to sign the document online in minutes for free without downloading Acrobat. You can track the signing process, receiving real-time workflow notifications with an audit trail for easy document management.

Subscribers to the Acrobat Pro trial get access to advanced features. You can collect digital signatures with validation, add timestamps, create PDF docs, edit PDF files with PDF editor markup tools, use OCR functionality, create fillable PDF forms and templates, annotate files, resize pages, add watermarks, and convert files to and from PDF, including Microsoft Excel, Microsoft PowerPoint, and Microsoft Word documents. Convert PNG, JPG, and other image file formats too. You can also use Acrobat PDF tools on the go with the Adobe Acrobat Reader mobile app, available for your mobile device, including iPhones, other mobile phones, and tablets, such as iPads or touchpads.

Is it safe to sign a PDF online?
Yes, it’s safe to use the Acrobat Fill & Sign online tool to fill in a form and digitally sign a PDF in any web browser, like Microsoft Edge or Google Chrome. Thanks to the Adobe commitment to security and privacy, you can fill and sign PDF files with confidence.
How can I upload a photo of my signature?

After uploading your document, you can add your signature to a PDF by following these steps:

  1. Select Add signature.
  2. Click Image, then Select image to browse for an image of your handwritten signature. You can also create signatures by typing your name or drawing your signature using a mouse or trackpad.
  3. Drag your new electronic signature into a signature field or anywhere on the PDF. Click to place your signature.
  4. Sign in to download or share your signed document.

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