How to sign using a certificate in Acrobat XI and Reader

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Learn how to e-sign PDF using a certificate.

Donna Baker

In this infographic, learn how to e-sign PDF using a certificate-based digital ID. To allow others to sign using a certificate in Reader 11.0.6 or earlier, the PDF needs to be reader-enabled first in Adobe Acrobat Pro.

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How to sign using a certificate in Acrobat XI and Reader

  1. Under the Sign pane, open the Work with Certificates panel, and click Sign with Certificate.*
  2. When the Info dialog opens, click Drag New Signature Rectangle.
  3. Drag an area on the page to place the new signature field.
  4. In the Add Digital ID dialog, choose A new digital ID I want to create now, and click Next at the bottom.
  5. Leave the

    New PKCS#12 digital ID file option selected, and click Next at the bottom.

  6. Type identity information to use with the digital ID, such as your name and email address. Click Next at the bottom.
  7. Choose a location to store the digital ID, and create a password. Click Finish at the bottom.
  8. In the Sign Document dialog, click the Appearance drop-down and choose Create New Appearance.
  9. Name the signature appearance. Configure the contents of the new signature, such as a graphic and what text items to show.
  10. Click OK to return to the Sign Document dialog, showing the new appearance automatically. Type in your password and click Sign at the bottom.
  11. Choose name and storage settings and click Save.
  12. The new signature and appearance displays on the page.

Source: acrobatusers.com

Category: Insurance

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