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SIgning a pdf and delete after transform

New Here ,
Mar 11, 2024 Mar 11, 2024

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Hi, does acrobat protect (or has an option to protect) the sign pdf so if i use "ilovepdf" or other pdf to word program, my sign doesn't appear in the word?

I know you could just crop the sign and paste it on the word, but still, I want it to make it at least a little more difficult for someone to forge my signature

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Edit and convert PDFs , How to , PDF , PDF forms , Security digital signatures and esignatures

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Mar 11, 2024 Mar 11, 2024

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A digital signature can't be exported to another format. A "hand-written" signature can, and there's no real way to stop it from happening. That is one of the reasons a digital signature is much more secure and meaningful (also in legal terms) than a hand-written one.

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Mar 12, 2024 Mar 12, 2024

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Hi, thanks for the reply, I try "fill and sign" but when I convert it to word with "ilovepdf" it keeps the signature, I want it to make the signature disappear when I try to convert it to other format. 

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Mar 12, 2024 Mar 12, 2024

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If the signature visualization is in the PDF, an exporter to another app can copy that visualization to the target format. There is no way around this unless you require custom, closed-source components (custom viewers or at least custom plugins for standard viewers) to display the signature but that really reduces the value of your signed PDFs...

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