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How to force "Draw" Signature when sending document for signature?

New Here ,
Jun 08, 2017 Jun 08, 2017

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Is there any way to force my recipients to use the "Draw" signature option?  I could not figure out how to do so....

 

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Adobe Employee , Oct 10, 2015 Oct 10, 2015

Hello Furmanj,

You can go to Account tab->Account settings->Signature Preferences and check "Require signers to use a biometric signature" and save.

Regards,

-Rijul

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Jun 09, 2017 Jun 09, 2017

Hi!

What you are asking is possible, but it's not a per transaction setting, and requires an Admin to make the setting change.

So once you configure the account to use only drawn signatures, then all transaction sent will have this requirement (until you change the setting again).

Also be aware that only agreements sent after the setting is changed will be impacted. You cannot change the signature preferences for agreements "in-flight".

That said, Log in as your account Admin

  • Navigate to Account > Ac
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Adobe Employee , Nov 12, 2019 Nov 12, 2019

Hi Senaly, 

 

You can disable the digital signature option from the account settings. In the Adobe Sign account, go to Account > Account Settings > Digital Signatures.

Unmark both the check boxes provided for "Download and Sign with Acrobat" and "Cloud Sigantures".

 

Hope that helps.

Let us know if you have any questions.

 

Regards,

Meenakshi

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New Here , Mar 31, 2020 Mar 31, 2020

Oops. Found the answer.

While logged in, click on your profile picture on the upper right-hand side of the window.

Under Acrobat, go to Settings.

In the "Document cloud settings" window, click on "Edit Signature Settings".

Under "Signature Preferences" --> "Allow recipients to sign and initial by", only have the middle option checked ("Drawing a handwritten signature and initials on the screen using mouse, stylus or their finger").

 

I also checked the "No one" option under the "Allow recipients to us

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Adobe Employee , Mar 31, 2023 Mar 31, 2023

Hi Kajetan2904984986kh,

 

Thank you for reaching out.

 

If you require only the drawn signature from the signer, the feature is available Under Account Settings.

Please use the steps suggested below:

- Open the link https://acrobat.adobe.com/link/home/ and sign in using your Adobe ID.

- click on the profile icon and select settings.

- Go to E-Sign settings and click on hyperlink Edit settings.

- Click on Account Settings > Signature Preferences.

- Make the changes to the Signature preferences as

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Hi!

What you are asking is possible, but it's not a per transaction setting, and requires an Admin to make the setting change.

So once you configure the account to use only drawn signatures, then all transaction sent will have this requirement (until you change the setting again).

Also be aware that only agreements sent after the setting is changed will be impacted. You cannot change the signature preferences for agreements "in-flight".

That said, Log in as your account Admin

  • Navigate to Account > Account Settings > Signature Preferences > Allow recipients to sign or initial by
  • Enable Drawing a handwritten signature...
    • This setting is available to all levels of service
  • Disable the other two settings
  • Save the page
  • Send the new transaction.


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New Here ,
Jan 08, 2018 Jan 08, 2018

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Is there a way to have different values on each sub-account.

eg is the Master Adobe account allows all options, but for sub-accounts only Draw can be enabled.

The 'Account / Account Settings' tab is not visible on sub accounts

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Jan 08, 2018 Jan 08, 2018

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Hi!

In accounts with groups, you can edit the group level settings (per group).

If you are a Group Admin, your "Account" tab will say "Group".:

The ability to edit group level settings are permitted by the Account Admin.  If you don't see the ability to edit your group settings, talk with your account level admin and see if they will grant you group level settings access

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New Here ,
Jan 09, 2018 Jan 09, 2018

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But can there be different signature preferences on sub-Groups?

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The meaningful objects in Adobe Sign (in terms of permission inheritance for signature options)  are: Account > Group > User

There is no object that exists between the Group and the individual User, so I'm not sure what you mean by sub-groups.

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New Here ,
Oct 07, 2015 Oct 07, 2015

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For a signature block, I would like to force signers to do a drawn signature and not let them type (resulting in the script font). Is this possible?

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Adobe Employee ,
Oct 10, 2015 Oct 10, 2015

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Hello Furmanj,

You can go to Account tab->Account settings->Signature Preferences and check "Require signers to use a biometric signature" and save.

Regards,

-Rijul

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New Here ,
Oct 11, 2015 Oct 11, 2015

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Thanks for your help, but i'm not seeing an "account" tab anywhere. In my document cloud, eSign services,      I only have Dashboard, Manage, Send, and Reports.

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Oct 11, 2015 Oct 11, 2015

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Hello,

It seems that you the user in account and not Account admin. The Account tab is shown to account admin of your EchoSign account. You need to contact him/her for same.

-Rijul

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New Here ,
Oct 19, 2015 Oct 19, 2015

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I'm not sure we're on the same page here, although maybe this isn't an option that's available to me anyway? I have an Adobe CC account through my university's license, but there doesn't appear to be any admin/user relationship setup, nor is there anyone I could ask. My Dashboard looks like the image below. Am I just missing this option? Thanks!

         

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New Here ,
Mar 31, 2020 Mar 31, 2020

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Given the current situation, we are opting for digital signatures from clients instead of having them come into the office to sign docs. We can send all of the instructions we want showing how to sign using the Draw option, but people still type their signatures in. We can't accept typed signatures.

 

Is there ANY way to limit/specify the options for signatures so that the only way to sign is by drawing?

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Mar 31, 2020 Mar 31, 2020

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Oops. Found the answer.

While logged in, click on your profile picture on the upper right-hand side of the window.

Under Acrobat, go to Settings.

In the "Document cloud settings" window, click on "Edit Signature Settings".

Under "Signature Preferences" --> "Allow recipients to sign and initial by", only have the middle option checked ("Drawing a handwritten signature and initials on the screen using mouse, stylus or their finger").

 

I also checked the "No one" option under the "Allow recipients to use their saved signature" section.

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Community Beginner ,
Nov 12, 2019 Nov 12, 2019

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I have a requirement to only accept graphical (not digital signatures) on a pdf form and confirm that the doc is signed before submitting. Is there a way to do this?

 

Thank you

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Hi Senaly, 

 

You can disable the digital signature option from the account settings. In the Adobe Sign account, go to Account > Account Settings > Digital Signatures.

Unmark both the check boxes provided for "Download and Sign with Acrobat" and "Cloud Sigantures".

 

Hope that helps.

Let us know if you have any questions.

 

Regards,

Meenakshi

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Nov 13, 2019 Nov 13, 2019

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Thank you Meenakshi. Unfortunately I've realised I can't use Adobe Sign. 

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New Here ,
Mar 13, 2017 Mar 13, 2017

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Hello, is there a way to make or only give the option for someone to sign using a drawn signature?  We have a specific document that will not allow a typed signature.

Thanks

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New Here ,
Mar 15, 2021 Mar 15, 2021

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I am in a similary position. Have you found a solution to this?

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Mar 24, 2023 Mar 24, 2023

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Is it possible to exclude the option "Type" from the signature field in order to get a real drawn signature instead of somebody just typing in his name?

 

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If you've already added your signature or initials, just select it from the Sign options, and then click at the place in the PDF where you want to add your signature. Skip to the next step.

If you are signing for the first time, you see the Signature or Initials panel. Below is an example of the Signature panel.

 

 

You can choose to type, draw, or import a signature image. Added signatures and initials are saved for future use.

  • Type: Type your name in the field. You can choose from a small selection of signature styles; click Change Style to view a different style.
  • Draw: Draw your signature in the field.
  • Image: Browse and select an image of your signature.
  • Save Signature: When this check box is selected, and you're signed in to Acrobat Reader or Acrobat, the added signature is saved securely in Adobe Document Cloud for reuse.

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Adobe Employee ,
Mar 31, 2023 Mar 31, 2023

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Hi Kajetan2904984986kh,

 

Thank you for reaching out.

 

If you require only the drawn signature from the signer, the feature is available Under Account Settings.

Please use the steps suggested below:

- Open the link https://acrobat.adobe.com/link/home/ and sign in using your Adobe ID.

- click on the profile icon and select settings.

- Go to E-Sign settings and click on hyperlink Edit settings.

- Click on Account Settings > Signature Preferences.

- Make the changes to the Signature preferences as required.

Check the screenshot below:

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Let us know if you have any questions.

 

Thanks,

Meenakshi

 

 

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New Here ,
Feb 04, 2021 Feb 04, 2021

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I work for a bank and some forms, such as signature cards, require signatures to be drawn, not typed. Most internal documents only need typed signature. How can I eleminate the ability to type signatures on individual forms or in custom workflows? I know typed signatures can be prevented on a global basis, but that is not a solution in our environment. I am also aware that we can enable "written" signatures, but we do not want to force "wet" signatures. 

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Mar 15, 2021 Mar 15, 2021

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I am in a similar position. Have you received any guidance?

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New Here ,
Jun 18, 2024 Jun 18, 2024

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Since converting our individual licences for Acrobat Pro to a team account I am not able to locate the settings that allow us to force receipients to use the "Draw" signature option.  Below is a screen shot of the Signature Preferences we had for the individual licenses.  Is there a way to force the "Draw" signature option on the Acrobat Pro team account?

 

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Jun 18, 2024 Jun 18, 2024

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Check out the attached document. Follow its steps.

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New Here ,
Jun 18, 2024 Jun 18, 2024

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The issues is I can no longer get to that final page to change the preferences.  After I select "edit settings" it takes me to this page:

 

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