Save PDF form as read only copy using Fill & Sign

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Apr 02, 2021 Apr 02, 2021

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Save PDF form as the read-only copy using Fill & Sign in Acrobat/ Reader desktop application.


Now you can save a non-editable copy of the filled and signed form in few easy steps using the desktop application. The PDF gets uploaded to Adobe Sign as a certified document. Any modification will make the certification invalid. You may also create a link to the certified copy of the document that you can share with anyone or can send it as an email attachment to the required parties/ people.


Here are the steps:

  • Open the form in the Acrobat/ Reader.
  • Go to Tools > Fill & Sign.





  • Fill the form and add the signature.
  • Click on the Next button.
  • Select the radio button for “Save as a read-only copy”.




You may also share the form with others using the following options after it is saved as a certified document:


  • Get a shareable link.
  • Send a copy.




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