How to add a signature to a form.

If you want to make your form a legal contract, you need signatures. Learn how to add a signature block to a form and sign it using PDF editing software.

Add a signature fill block.

The first step to adding a signature is to save your form as a PDF. PDFs maintain formatting and limit editing, so once signed, the form can’t be altered.

Once you have your file in a PDF format, open it in a PDF editor like Adobe Acrobat. Then, follow these steps to add a signature block to the form:

  1. Click the Tools tab at the top of the window.
  2. Choose Prepare Form.
  3. Select Insert a Signature Field.

This will let you draw a fillable signature box anywhere on the form. Repeat the process for as many signature blocks as you need. Press Save, and you’re ready to sign.

Sign your form.

Once the fillable signature blocks are on the form, you can add your electronic signature with just a few mouse clicks:

  1. Select Fill & Sign on the right side of the screen.
  2. Click the Sign icon that looks like a fountain pen.
  3. Choose whether you want to add your full signature or just your initials.

If you already created your signature in Adobe Acrobat Sign, it’ll appear in the fillable block on the form.

If you haven’t set up your signature, you’ll be able to choose how you want to write your name (either typed, drawn, or uploaded) and save it for future use. Then, you’ll be able to sign with the click of a button on any other forms.

Discover what more you can do with Acrobat Sign to make it easy to authorize forms with electronic signatures.