How to save multiple signatures in Acrobat DC?

New Here ,
Aug 13, 2015 Aug 13, 2015

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Is there a way to save more than one signature and initials under the fill and sign tools?

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New Here , Mar 10, 2017 Mar 10, 2017
I have this same issue at work.  I sign documents at work and I sign documents for my boss at work.  My work around is this:Save one signature as a signature and the other as "initials".  There are two options on the sign button, one for signature and one for initials.  So I can sign for my boss and myself with that.  Hope it helps someone.

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Community Beginner , May 18, 2020 May 18, 2020
Honestly in my situation niether work-around is good.  Doing the first one involves sending the form to each doctor for signature, which would require them to 1) See the notification, 2) know how to use Adobe Pro and 3) actually do it.  If you have ever worked with or around surgeons, you know that when there is something they want done, they direct that it get done and then leave for either the clinic or the OR.  They will use the computer for the EMR and for email, but they really do not feel ...

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Community Beginner ,
Sep 26, 2018 Sep 26, 2018

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Thank you, chhcope! Brilliant workaround to the issue.

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New Here ,
Oct 28, 2020 Oct 28, 2020

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Great idea! Will do this (at least until I need initials!) Unfortunately we have 3 bosses! I think adobe need to actually talk to real users, not just the cloud-revenue-crew.

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New Here ,
Oct 25, 2021 Oct 25, 2021

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That's genius! Thank you! You rock!!

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New Here ,
Aug 07, 2017 Aug 07, 2017

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I agree that there needs to be an option to save Multiple signatures.  We have an individual signature and a signature for the Company name that we use. 

Please add the feature to save multiple signatures, for now adding a second name in the initials field is a workaround.

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Adobe Community Professional ,
Aug 07, 2017 Aug 07, 2017

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You can use stamps.

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Community Beginner ,
Apr 08, 2018 Apr 08, 2018

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This is a much needed feature that existed in previous versions of Acrobat. You've now forced me to use other techniques to sign documents where multiple signatures are needed. I scanned all of the needed signatures and saved them as .PNG file. I open up the PDF file with PDFpen and insert the signatures as images and save the PDF. I open it back up in Acrobat to use Send & Track. There is a work around but it's not conducive since I'm the only one at the office with SmileOnMyMac's application PDFPen. Seriously, Adobe. This one is a no-brainer to add back in.

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Community Beginner ,
Apr 28, 2018 Apr 28, 2018

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+1 to get additional signatures stored as a feature for a multitude of reasons - none of them dodgy or illegitimate.

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Community Beginner ,
Sep 30, 2021 Sep 30, 2021

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Use the Certificates in Forms and Signatures for various digital signatures.

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New Here ,
Jun 01, 2018 Jun 01, 2018

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If you're using a digital PKI, create the signature and sign it. Then clear signature. The block will still be there, but empty. You can then add more signature blocks and do the same thing!

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Community Beginner ,
Jul 05, 2018 Jul 05, 2018

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Hi Ken,

Yes, there is a way to add multiple signatures on PDF file.

Kindly refer to the link with detailed information as given below;

Get multiple signatures on a single document |

Hope this helps you with an workaround.

Regards,

Kalpana  B G

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Community Beginner ,
Dec 02, 2020 Dec 02, 2020

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That is not the issue.  Oftentimes, such as in a legal office, a person needs to sign a document, "in behalf of" another person or a number of other person.  Example, one PDF requires atty #1's signature, a second PDF rquires atty #2's signature and a third document needs the person's own signature. 

 

As it stands under the Certificate Tool > Digitally Sign you can only have ONE Digital ID with an image of a signature added.  It won't allow multiple Digital ID's each having their own image file with signature.

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New Here ,
Jan 20, 2022 Jan 20, 2022

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Yes, I serve various capacities legally.  Sometimes I might sign documents as myself.  Other times I sign with my name as Trustee, other times I sign as Conservator.  Within my compaany I sometimes sign as Managing Member.

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Community Beginner ,
Mar 29, 2019 Mar 29, 2019

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Why is nobody from Adobe replying on this anymore? I find countless of these subjects, dating back to 2015. Still no update?

Right now, when my wife has to sign something, she has to delete my signature from the dropdown menu and add hers. Then, next time I have to sign something, I have to delete hers again and meddle around with my touchpad all over to get a proper signature. Every. Damn. Time.

Doesn't seem so difficult a feature to add several users to choose from, no?

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Adobe Community Professional ,
Mar 29, 2019 Mar 29, 2019

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You can use different user acounts for your wife and you on the computer.

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Engaged ,
Mar 29, 2019 Mar 29, 2019

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And pay for two accounts, I presume. That doesn't sound like a useful answer.

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Adobe Community Professional ,
Mar 29, 2019 Mar 29, 2019

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For what do you pay? What is your operating system?

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Community Beginner ,
Dec 02, 2020 Dec 02, 2020

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It seems as though Adobe dropped the multiple Digital IDs (digital signatures) in anticipation to their Adobe Sign service.  There is no other apparent reason for dropping this ability in the DC version of Acrobat, it's not as though people stopped signing for other members of thier companies!

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Community Beginner ,
Mar 30, 2019 Mar 30, 2019

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Both irrelevant. We're talking about a missing program feature, not a bug only occurring in a certain system setup.

But, I pay 600 bucks a year for a full CC subscription. Your suggestion would mean my wife would have to sign the CC app out of my account, login to an account of her own, which would then need it's own paid license, just to be able to have her own signature saved? Like Margueritek said, not useful.

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Adobe Community Professional ,
Mar 30, 2019 Mar 30, 2019

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I don't mean the login in CC. I mean the login in the computer.

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Community Beginner ,
Mar 30, 2019 Mar 30, 2019

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Ah ok, sorry. Unfortunately though, that doesn't matter either. My wife could log into a personal account on the computer, but would still have to log the CC desktop app into my account for Acrobat Pro to run. Which subsequently loads my signatures..

Also, if that would work, it's still a workaround for an issue that seems to have no point existing in the first place...

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Adobe Community Professional ,
Mar 30, 2019 Mar 30, 2019

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Your wife can use Fill & Sign in Acrobat Reader DC.

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Community Beginner ,
Mar 30, 2019 Mar 30, 2019

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I'm not sure Acrobat Pro and Acrobat Reader can be simultaneously installed on the same system (regardless of user accounts), but I will give it a go, thanks for the suggestion.

It doesn't negate the wish for this feature however, and still feels like a workaround. Using the initials field as a second signature will be my go to in the meantime, I guess. Thanks nonetheless

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New Here ,
Jun 18, 2019 Jun 18, 2019

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Just make your extra signatures you need into stamps! Super easy and you can have as many as you need.

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New Here ,
Jan 20, 2022 Jan 20, 2022

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As others have said, stamps are less secure.

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New Here ,
Dec 11, 2019 Dec 11, 2019

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I often have to sign for my wife as our Down Syndrome daughter can only have one parent as the primary guardian. I have my signature as the primary in Acrobat but if I need to add hers I have created a .png file of her actual signature and in the edit pdf screen I add her signature by the adding image option.

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