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Is it possible to use a Action Button to trigger "Fill & Sign" ?

Community Beginner ,
Dec 22, 2023 Dec 22, 2023

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To whom it may concern,

 

I want to add a Action Button to a signature field, and that button should have a caption like "Please click to sign". When the button is clicked, it should automatically trigger "Fill & Sign" and direct user to sign the form.

 

Is it technically possible to do so?

 

Regards

Sam Ng

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Adobe Employee ,
Dec 22, 2023 Dec 22, 2023

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Hi @ngs69318288 

 

Hope you are doing well and thanks for reaching out.

 

To add an action button to a signature field in Adobe Acrobat that triggers the "Fill & Sign" tool, you can follow these steps and see if that works.

  1. Open your PDF document in Adobe Acrobat.

  2. Select the "Prepare Form" tool from the right pane. If you don't see this option, you may need to enable the "Prepare Form" tool by going to "View" > "Tools" > "Prepare Form."

  3. Locate the signature field in your PDF where you want to add the action button.

  4. Right-click on the signature field, and select "Properties."

  5. In the "Properties" dialog box, go to the "Options" tab.

  6. Check the "Read-only" option to ensure that users can only interact with the signature field through the action button.

  7. Go to the "Actions" tab in the "Properties" dialog box.

  8. Click the "Add" button to add a new action.

  9. In the "Select Action" dialog box, choose "Run a JavaScript" from the "Select Action" dropdown menu.

  10. Click the "Add" button in the "JavaScript Editor" dialog box to create a new JavaScript action.

  11. Enter the following JavaScript code into the editor:

// JavaScript to trigger "Fill & Sign" tool
app.execMenuItem("FillSignMenuItem");

This code uses the app.execMenuItem method to trigger the "Fill & Sign" tool.

  1. Click "OK" to close the "JavaScript Editor."

  2. Click "Close" to close the "Properties" dialog box.

  3. Save your PDF document.

 

Now, when users click on the signature field, the "Fill & Sign" tool will be triggered automatically.

 

Hope this helps

 

~Amal

 
 

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Community Beginner ,
Dec 26, 2023 Dec 26, 2023

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Hi Amal,

 

Thanks for your help very much.

 

I've tried your solution with Acrobat XI Pro (v11.0.0), and then open the same pdf file to sign.

 

However there is no response when I clicked the Acton Button, and I also couldn't find the option "Fill & Sign" in the menu bar.

 

Would you please help?

 

Sam

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Adobe Employee ,
Dec 27, 2023 Dec 27, 2023

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Hi there

 

Acrobat XI is an old EOL application and not supported on the latest Mac and Windows OS https://helpx.adobe.com/acrobat/kb/end-of-support-acrobat-xi-reader-xi.html

 

Regards

Amal

 

 

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Community Beginner ,
Mar 05, 2024 Mar 05, 2024

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Hi Amal,

 

Today I've just tried your advised solution, using js code "app.execMenuItem("FillSignMenuItem");" triggered by a button click, to trigger "Fill & Sign" function. However, it doesn't work and the button click cannot trigger "Fill & Sign".  I am using Adobe Acrobat 2020 now. 

 

I've checked with js debugger and found that the code line failed to run.

Would you please advise?

 

Regards

Sam

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Community Beginner ,
Mar 06, 2024 Mar 06, 2024

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Hi Amal, is it necessary to add "FillSignMenuItem" in the registry white list?

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Adobe Employee ,
Mar 07, 2024 Mar 07, 2024

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Hi there

 

I am sorry to hear that.  I am not an expert on JS, the above code was just to give you some idea to start with.

 

Have you tried the other suggestion by @try67 to use the signature field to sign using the field directly?

 

~Amal

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Community Expert ,
Dec 27, 2023 Dec 27, 2023

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Why use Fill & Sign if you have a signature field? It would be better to sign using the field directly.

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Community Beginner ,
Dec 29, 2023 Dec 29, 2023

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I'm a newbie to Acrobat Pro.

What is the difference between a Fill & Sign and a Signature field?

Thanks.

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Community Expert ,
Jan 02, 2024 Jan 02, 2024

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The signature field requires a pre-existing digital ID certificate and its associated password.

Fill & Sign requires just a few clics.

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Community Beginner ,
Mar 04, 2024 Mar 04, 2024

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Hello, what is the lowested version of Adobe Acrobat that provide "Fill & Sign" feature?

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Community Expert ,
Mar 04, 2024 Mar 04, 2024

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The free Acrobat Reader.

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