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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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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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New Here ,
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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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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New Here ,
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 ,
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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New Here ,
Apr 29, 2020 Apr 29, 2020

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I have a very simple workaround - use NitroPDF much simpler and user friendly and multi signatures are easy.

 

Wish i had switched years ago.

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New Here ,
May 13, 2020 May 13, 2020

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I used the paste clipboard image as stamp tool.

Open the transparent image in any software that support it such as MSWord or Paint, then make a copy (it will be on clipboard) and then go to Acrobat and use this "paste clipboard image as stamp tool."

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Community Beginner ,
May 18, 2020 May 18, 2020

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How can this be considered solved??  It is NOT solved, nor is the work-around a secure work-around.  

I manage an orthopedic surgery office and sign documents for myself and five surgeons.  Previously (in the old Adobe Pro version) I could store all signatures and select the one I wanted for the given document.  Now, in the MORE EXPENSIVE version I can store only one.  This regresses me significantly.  Using the Initials work-around still limits me to 2 signatures.

This is unacceptable and NOT solved.  The only reason we "upgraded" to the new version is because I got a new computer and my old license would not transfer.  Adobe has lost a fan.

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New Here ,
Dec 02, 2020 Dec 02, 2020

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Agreed, I work for a very large law office and during these covid times we are all telecommuting.  Now more than ever our Legal Assitants need to legitimately sign for their attorneys.

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New Here ,
May 18, 2020 May 18, 2020

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Guess one way to allow multiple signs, for subsequent form fills and workflow signatures in Adobe Acrobar Pro DC is to insert a newy created stamp with the image of your signature in .png. Then go to File in the Menu bar > Save as Other > Reader Extended PDF> Enable More Tools (includes form fill-in & save). This will ask you to save the form with a new name that would now be interactive, fillable and signable by others.

Cheers,

Nash

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Adobe Community Professional ,
May 18, 2020 May 18, 2020

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Yes, muliple signatures has always been a problem. The real solution is to add wet signatures to the PDF and then use a digital certificate to lock the PDF.  This is what Adobe Sign does. 

 

 

Thom Parker - Software Developer at PDFScripting
Use the Acrobat JavaScript Reference early and often

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