• On-campus Science Computing services are *BY APPOINTMENT ONLY*.
    • Please contact a Science Computing representative for an appointment.
      • Due to reduced staffing, walk-ins may be disappointed.
      • Virtual support is still available at the above contacts or via Teams.
  • In-person access to the student computing labs (Nexus labs) is not currently available.

Sign a PDF in Adobe Reader

How to sign a PDF in Adobe Acrobat Reader DC

The ability to add a virtual signature to a PDF can be done with both the free and pro versions of Adobe Acrobat Reader DC. The instructions are the same for both the free and the pro version.

  • Click the purple pencil icon entitled "Fill & Sign". It is located in the panel on the right hand side of the screen.
    • Alternatively, click the pen icon entitled "Sign document by typing or drawing a signature". It is located in the top toolbar if you already have a PDF open in Adobe Acrobat Reader DC.
  • A purple "Fill & Sign" banner will appear at the top of the screen. Click the "Sign" button on that banner, then click "Add signature" from the dropdown.
  • You may now choose to either type your signature in a cursive font, draw your signature with a mouse, or upload a photo of your signature.
  • When finished, click "Apply". You can now drop your signature anywhere on the PDF document by left-clicking. Change the size of the signature by dragging the corner of the signature.
  • Press the "Close" button to make the signature permanent on the PDF file. Click the Save icon to save your work.