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Ability to create digital signature field no longer showing in tools menu

Community Beginner ,
Jan 10, 2017 Jan 10, 2017

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Acrobat Pro DC ability to create digital signature field no longer showing and I've selected "This document requires signature" in the Prepare Form dialog box. Any clues? Has this been removed? I only see signature and signature block in the tools menu

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Community Beginner , Mar 31, 2017 Mar 31, 2017
Thank you, you are 100% correct.   To clarify my issue, I did select Tools >Prepare Form upon PDF creation, however, it defaults to an "Adobe Sign Form" which does not allow you to add a digital signature field. So while in the Prepare Form area, I had to select More > Convert to Adobe Acrobat Sign Form, from the Right Panel Menu (above the "Fields" area). If you are not in this format the digital signature option will not appear in the toolbar. Defaulting to the Adobe Sign to push e-services in...

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Community Beginner ,
Jan 10, 2017 Jan 10, 2017

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Figure it out. For some reason, I had to convert the form to an AcroForm. I don't now what this means as the PDF was created in Acrobat; however once I selected this "conversion", the digital signature option appeared again.

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Jan 10, 2017 Jan 10, 2017

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It means you selected the "This document requires signatures" when you first selected "Tools > Prepare Form". What this really should say is "This document will be used with the Adobe Sign e-signature service". When selected, you're limited in the types of form fields that you can create to those that are supported by Adobe Sign, which excludes buttons, digital signature fields, and 2D bar code fields.

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Jun 01, 2021 Jun 01, 2021

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THANK YOU!!!!  Huge help! 

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Mar 31, 2017 Mar 31, 2017

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Thank you, you are 100% correct.   To clarify my issue, I did select Tools >Prepare Form upon PDF creation, however, it defaults to an "Adobe Sign Form" which does not allow you to add a digital signature field.

So while in the Prepare Form area, I had to select More > Convert to Adobe Acrobat Sign Form, from the Right Panel Menu (above the "Fields" area). If you are not in this format the digital signature option will not appear in the toolbar.

Defaulting to the Adobe Sign to push e-services in not a good idea Adobe.

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Jun 01, 2021 Jun 01, 2021

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Exactly the answer I was looking for. Thank you!

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Sep 24, 2021 Sep 24, 2021

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I have been looking for an  hour for the answer to this and this was it! thank you so much. although my when I clicked More my chouce was actually "revernt to Adobe Acrobat". it worked though and now I can see digital signature. 

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