How to Add Your Signature to PDFs

Last Updated Dec 20, 2007 3:00 PM EST

signature.jpgEver need to "sign" a PDF, meaning insert your signature in a document as though you'd handwritten it? Productivity501 shows how you can sign PDFs using Adobe Acrobat's stamping feature:
It turns out you can import an image file and use it as a stamp as well. If you follow the instructions from our post about how to create a scanned signature, you'll find it imports nicely. The transparent background lets you sign on a line without covering it up.
See the post for more complete instructions -- and keep in mind that this stamping option will work only if the document in question supports commenting. Still, between this and the option to remember the last PDF page you viewed, I'm seriously considering going back to Acrobat. It may be bloated, but it offers several compelling features over Foxit Reader. Hmmm. Photo by TonivS.
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