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Jun 27, 2016

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In DC I no longer find the Digital Signature field.

I am creating a form for a client who wants to capture a Digital Signature.

On the Prepare Form toolbar there is "Add a Signature" and "Add a signature Block". I've used these and defined the field as "signature" but when I open the form in Reader, the field just accepts plain text. I've used digital signature field before and it always shows up with the red marker in the field.

Is this option no longer in DC or am I missing something?

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Brian

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Correct answer by George_Johnson | Adobe Community Professional

What you've done is created a form that's compatible with Adobe's E-sign services (Adobe Sign, e-signatures online, formerly EchoSign | Adobe Document Cloud ), which is entirely different than and incompatible with digital signatures. When in form editing mode, select the "More" button and select "Revert to Acrobat Form". You'll then be able to add a digital signature field.

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Digital signature field

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Jun 27, 2016

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In DC I no longer find the Digital Signature field.

I am creating a form for a client who wants to capture a Digital Signature.

On the Prepare Form toolbar there is "Add a Signature" and "Add a signature Block". I've used these and defined the field as "signature" but when I open the form in Reader, the field just accepts plain text. I've used digital signature field before and it always shows up with the red marker in the field.

Is this option no longer in DC or am I missing something?

Thanks

Brian

Adobe Community Professional
Correct answer by George_Johnson | Adobe Community Professional

What you've done is created a form that's compatible with Adobe's E-sign services (Adobe Sign, e-signatures online, formerly EchoSign | Adobe Document Cloud ), which is entirely different than and incompatible with digital signatures. When in form editing mode, select the "More" button and select "Revert to Acrobat Form". You'll then be able to add a digital signature field.

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Jun 27, 2016

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What you've done is created a form that's compatible with Adobe's E-sign services (Adobe Sign, e-signatures online, formerly EchoSign | Adobe Document Cloud ), which is entirely different than and incompatible with digital signatures. When in form editing mode, select the "More" button and select "Revert to Acrobat Form". You'll then be able to add a digital signature field.

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Jun 27, 2016

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Thank you George,

I had spent 2 hours struggling with this, delving into the form, searching the web and Adobe help for the answer to this without success.

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Community Beginner ,
Nov 03, 2016

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Thanks for this. I also just spent 2 hours trying to find this answer in any of the Adobe Help features without any luck.

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Nov 03, 2016 2
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Mar 29, 2017

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Why? Why is this ESSENTIAL information SO buried? How much time wasted to find such a FUNDAMENTAL feature of Acrobat forms?

Thanks you for your answer. I can finally go to lunch.

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The Adobe Guideline is so useless.  I am looking for any hints in adding signature blocks.   I did it with prepare form but it made everything with a line a signature and I don't know where the delete button is.  If you can make the interface so different then why can't Adobe generate an intuitive or easy to follow guideline.  Horrific and waste of time.  Kaka guideline.

 

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Sep 06, 2017

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I agree it took me over 2 hours to find the answer to this problem. I thought DC was broken. Thanks

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George, you're a legend. Thank you.

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Jun 07, 2017

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THANK YOU !! GOOD LORD THIS WAS RIDICULOUS!  COST ME 2 HOURS!

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Jul 13, 2017

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I'm not sure why this information is so buried however this is the response I got from Adobe Chat Support

a Signature block includes the signature of the signer, signer's email, name & date

a Signature field only includes the signature of the signer, and date.

However these are NOT digital signatures. I asked if they supported digital signatures and was sent to the following link

No idea why this is so buried but I hope this helps!

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Jul 13, 2017 5
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Sep 06, 2017

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I have the same proble but cant get it to work. When in editing mode I click more and when it drops down i see the image below. very frustrating.Signatures.jpg

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Sep 06, 2017 1
Adobe Community Professional ,
Sep 06, 2017

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You need to be in form editing mode.

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Community Beginner ,
Nov 13, 2017

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Where is 'Form Editing' mode?  I only know 'Edit PDF' on the tools section, similar to what coryl24409654 ​experienced.  Thanks in advance.

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Nov 13, 2017 2
Adobe Community Professional ,
Nov 13, 2017

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Tools > Prepare Form

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Community Beginner ,
Nov 14, 2017

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No 'More' button there.

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Nov 14, 2017 0
Adobe Community Professional ,
Nov 14, 2017

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What can you see at the right side?

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Nov 14, 2017 0
Community Beginner ,
Nov 14, 2017

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This is what I see under "Prepare Forms",  'Edit PDF' on the tools section, similar to what coryl24409654 displayed above. Untitled.jpg

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Nov 14, 2017 1
Adobe Community Professional ,
Nov 14, 2017

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On the right side above the field list I can see "More".

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Nov 14, 2017 3
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May 14, 2018

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When I click on the More button I don't see "Revert to Acrobat".  This is what I see.

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Most Valuable Participant ,
May 14, 2018

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Why are you looking for it?

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May 14, 2018 0
Community Beginner ,
May 14, 2018

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I am trying to create a signature field, and all of the discussions above say I need to edit the form, go to More, and then click on Revert to Acrobat.

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May 14, 2018

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This is a Acrobat form. Why want you convert it?

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Adobe Community Professional ,
May 14, 2018

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Mouse click on the icon for signature fields.

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May 14, 2018

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I don't want to e-mail the form to a specific person.  I just want to create an e-signature field that anyone can sign.

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May 14, 2018

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Where can you see something about e-mail?

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May 14, 2018

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If I try to add a digital signature field, it will not show up on my form unless I am in Prepare Form.  When I try to do the Sign & Fill with the digital signature field, it says I have to e-mail it.

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Adobe Community Professional ,
May 14, 2018

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Add the signature field.

Exit the form edit mode.

Mouse click on the signature field.

Don't use Fill & Sign.

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I need someone to be able to sign this form with just a mouse or finger if they are on a tablet.  This is what happens when I use the signature field.

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May 14, 2018 0
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May 14, 2018

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There are almost no mobile PDF viewers that support digital signature fields, so it won't be practical to use one. Adobe Sign is supported on Adobe mobile PDF viewers though.

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Community Beginner ,
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To use Adobe Sign you have to send it to a particular person, correct?  You can't just create a template for anyone to sign.

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May 15, 2018 0
Adobe Community Professional ,
May 15, 2018

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You must convert the form to a Adobe Sign form.

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Community Beginner ,
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Will they have to have a digital ID or can they sign using their mouse or finger?

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Adobe Community Professional ,
May 15, 2018

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I don't know. Try the forum for Adobe Sign.

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Ahhhh I've had the same problem too...

I've been banging my head against a wall and searching through endless YouTube video and scrolling through webpages.

Couldn't find it anywhere. I'll check the solution out when I get home.

Hopefully it works for me too...

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