Electronically Sign PDF Documents Without Printing and Scanning




How to electronically sign a PDF Document without printing or scanning


Electronic Signature

An electronic signature is basically a digital replacement of a handwritten signature. To add an electronic signature to a PDF file:

  • Open a PDF document in Acrobat Reader DC
  • Click the “Fill & Sign” tool in the right pane
  • Click the “Sign” button on the toolbar at the top and select “Add Signature” 
  • Draw, type, or choose an image for your signature. Then click Apply to place your electronic signature on the form

Digital Signature

A digital signature is an electronic signature that is authorized, verified, and secure.  

If you need to use an official digital signature, you can use the University’s e-signature service, SignNow. This service enables users to electronically prepare and send university business documents for the purpose of requesting and obtaining digital signatures and other information on those documents.

Additional Information

Adobe announced that they are removing the Adobe Acrobat e-Signature feature licensed through U-M’s campus agreement, effective September 1, 2020.  


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