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Is there a way to save more than one signature and initials under the fill and sign tools?
+1 to get additional signatures stored as a feature for a multitude of reasons - none of them dodgy or illegitimate.
Use the Certificates in Forms and Signatures for various digital signatures.
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!
Yes, there is a way to add multiple signatures on PDF file.
Kindly refer to the link with detailed information as given below;
Hope this helps you with an workaround.
Kalpana B G
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.
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?
You can use different user acounts for your wife and you on the computer.
And pay for two accounts, I presume. That doesn't sound like a useful answer.
For what do you pay? What is your operating system?
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!
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.
I don't mean the login in CC. I mean the login in the computer.
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...
Your wife can use Fill & Sign in Acrobat Reader DC.
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
Just make your extra signatures you need into stamps! Super easy and you can have as many as you need.
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.
I have a very simple workaround - use NitroPDF much simpler and user friendly and multi signatures are easy.
Wish i had switched years ago.
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."
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 their time is best used doing things that other people can and should be doing for them.
The second one requires me going around to each surgeon to get a wet signature. Another thing to know about surgeons is that they are never all together in one place unless there is a board meeting. They spend half their time in the OR and the other half in the clinic. Waiting for all of them to sign anything would take at least a week.
Which is why I say again - this is not a feature, it's a bug. I'm now paying monthly for something that I used to be able to buy outright. So I'm paying many times over what I paid before, yet the features have regressed.
Adobe Sign does note use Acrobat. Signers get an email with a web link, They click the link to open a web page that displays the document. They are shown where to sign and given a variety of options on how to sign. If this is on a mobile device they can use thier finger to draw a signature. They click done and you are sent an email informing you the form is signed, with an attached version of the PDF that is now protected with a digital certificate. Very simple for everyone involved.