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How do I configure my Adobe Acrobat Pro DC documents to accept actual signatures from a Wacom CTH-480?

New Here ,
Mar 21, 2016 Mar 21, 2016

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Background:

  • We are an agricultural company that is finally going paperless.  We have a requirement from HR, to get all of our I-9s, W-4s, employment applications, health insurance forms and banking forms digitized.
  • I have created all the digitize forms in Adobe Acrobat DC (version 12), with all the check boxes, radio buttons and signature/date blocks required.
  • HR will be using a Microsoft Surface Pro 3, with a connected Wacom Intuos Pen & Touch, small (CTH-480) to sign documents.

Problem:

  • Currently, when I click in the signature block, Adobe brings up the Sign Document dialogue box and in the Sign As: dropdown box, allows me to select New ID...
  • If I select the option for A new digital ID I want to create now, I can go through the whole setup and create a new "digital signature."
  • This isn't what we want.
  • I want to be able to click the option for a new digital ID and be able to actually sign the document electronically, from the Wacom signature pad.

Question:

What do I need (Software- or Hardware-related) to accomplish what I want to do?  I am on a limited budget and don't have lots and lots of money to throw at the solution.

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LEGEND ,
Mar 21, 2016 Mar 21, 2016

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What you're describing is a digital signature field that you added, which does not prompt you to hand draw a signature as you've discovered.

What you can do instead is remove the digital signature field and instead use the Sign feature of Acrobat/Reader to add a hand-drawn signature. The problem is when you save the form, it get flattened, which means the form is no longer editable/fillable. An alternative is to use the pencil tool or a previously prepared stamp to add a hand-drawn signature. The problem with all such approaches is that they may not meet your needs for a signature. Using an e-signature service such as Adobe's DC eSign Services is a way to provide legally-binding e-signatures with forms, but such forms are more limited compared to a regular Acroform created with Acrobat. The point is, the best approach to take depends on your specific needs for the signature.

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Community Beginner ,
Dec 24, 2017 Dec 24, 2017

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You will need to use an Electronic signatur pad,one of the STU series from wacom. With the aid of a thrid party program called Sign Pro Pdf to get what you are looking for.

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New Here ,
Jul 06, 2020 Jul 06, 2020

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Hello, thanks for your answer.

 

I would like to use  WACOM Sign Pro with Adobe Acrobat Reader DC, and I need help. I opened a new post for it :

https://community.adobe.com/t5/acrobat-reader/using-wacom-sign-pro-with-adobe-acrobat-reader-dc/m-p/...

 

Have a good day,

 

Nicolas

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