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Dear community,

I am currently setting up a document with Adobe Acrobat Pro DC (17.12.20098.240878) . I would like to have 9 assigned signature fields associated with 9 people/email addresses. While all this works perfectly fine with up to 7 signers, I  struggle with implementing the total 9. The "participant's role" field lets me select signer, signer1-6 so a total of 7 signatures.Same goes for the "date" field and the associated participant's role. Maybe there is a way to manually implement the missing fields. I have a hard time believing that 7 is the cut-off for the maximal amount of signatures. This is a specific issue I have with Adobe Acrobat Pro DC. By using Adobe_sign this issue can be avoided. However, I do like the flexibility and layout in Acrobat Pro DC better (Cambria as a font is useable etc.).

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Thank you for your help,

Georg

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Is the Sign API implemented in the Adobe Acrobat DC somewhere?

Yes... and No. Acrobat leverages the Sign API to do what it does but, as you've seen, there are limitations to the implementation of the API in Acrobat that wouldn't exist if you developed your own application using the API itself. If you are familiar with using RESTful APIs, this will be easy for you after working your way through a few of the samples plus I can provide a bit of guidance through this forum. If you are not and you have a few dollars to throw at the problem, I do provide consulting services.

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More than 7 signers per document

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Dear community,

I am currently setting up a document with Adobe Acrobat Pro DC (17.12.20098.240878) . I would like to have 9 assigned signature fields associated with 9 people/email addresses. While all this works perfectly fine with up to 7 signers, I  struggle with implementing the total 9. The "participant's role" field lets me select signer, signer1-6 so a total of 7 signatures.Same goes for the "date" field and the associated participant's role. Maybe there is a way to manually implement the missing fields. I have a hard time believing that 7 is the cut-off for the maximal amount of signatures. This is a specific issue I have with Adobe Acrobat Pro DC. By using Adobe_sign this issue can be avoided. However, I do like the flexibility and layout in Acrobat Pro DC better (Cambria as a font is useable etc.).

Screen Shot 2017-09-24 at 5.51.38 PM.pngScreen Shot 2017-09-24 at 5.46.54 PM.png

Thank you for your help,

Georg

Adobe Community Professional
Correct answer by Joel_Geraci1 | Adobe Community Professional

georgb64031184  wrote

Is the Sign API implemented in the Adobe Acrobat DC somewhere?

Yes... and No. Acrobat leverages the Sign API to do what it does but, as you've seen, there are limitations to the implementation of the API in Acrobat that wouldn't exist if you developed your own application using the API itself. If you are familiar with using RESTful APIs, this will be easy for you after working your way through a few of the samples plus I can provide a bit of guidance through this forum. If you are not and you have a few dollars to throw at the problem, I do provide consulting services.

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You can add more signers and define the order using the Sign API, you'll need an Enterprise license though.

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Thank you Joel, I do indeed have an enterprise license. Is the Sign API implemented in the Adobe Acrobat DC somewhere? I haven't found it yet. I know what an API is though.

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georgb64031184  wrote

Is the Sign API implemented in the Adobe Acrobat DC somewhere?

Yes... and No. Acrobat leverages the Sign API to do what it does but, as you've seen, there are limitations to the implementation of the API in Acrobat that wouldn't exist if you developed your own application using the API itself. If you are familiar with using RESTful APIs, this will be easy for you after working your way through a few of the samples plus I can provide a bit of guidance through this forum. If you are not and you have a few dollars to throw at the problem, I do provide consulting services.

You can find a link to the documentation below

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Much obliged, Joel.

Hm. I guess I will use AdobeSign after all and bite the bullet with the slightly different font in the date field. Thanks for you support and offering help. I am a grad student who needs the signatures for the dissertation. I would rather not spend money on it.

All the best,

Georg

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Now Joel Geraci, there's a name I've not heard in a wee while now.

In actual fact you should be ok with your current Adobe sign license. When converting to Adobe Sign form in Acrobat, it changes the Form ui a bit, but in actual fact you do not need to convert to Adobe Sign form in acrobat as long as you use the proper syntax for your field names.

for example if i want to add a signature field for signer number 9, I name my regular acro text field like so:

'mysignature_es_:signer9:signature'

for a date field i call my field

'myDate_es_:signer9:date.

If you check the names of fields in your current forms without going into the field property dialog bix, you'll see the same syntax.

for more info see the guides here Create forms

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Thanks, SimonATS. I have been trying that but somehow failed but that was an error on my side. I used the regular Adobe sign and it worked well. Luckily the cut-off was 10 signature which I didn't exceed.

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Georg

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Simon: Of Course! That's brilliant! Honestly, I should have realized that Sign would need to use existing PDF object properties to do it's work.

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It's my preferred way of working, as the acrobat UI for Adobe sign fields, does not allow for the more advanced Adobe Sign field options.

Though that only works if

- you're comfortable with Adobe Sign text tags

-you're on a business or enterprise Adobe Sign tier which support the advanced features.

- you're comfortable with acro-forms

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This sounds like a couple of blog posts to me

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