The electronic signature has become an essential tool

Since the expansion of teleworking, we have noticed a digital transition in administrative and even commercial management. However, this does not prevent the signature of certain documents from remaining essential.

Fortunately, this does not require that they be printed because there is now software that allows you to affix your signature electronically to PDFs.

As you will see, the process is very simple.

What software should you use to sign your PDFs?

To sign a document from your computer, the best and safest way is to go through Adobe Acrobat Reader. It not only lets you view and sign PDFs, but also annotate them, without spending a penny!

On the other hand, to create new PDFs, convert them into different formats (Word, Excel, etc.) but also protect them with a password, you will have to switch to its paid Acrobat DC formula. You have the choice between the Pro or Standard plan, they cost €17.99/month and €15.99/month respectively.

Before committing for a year, you can try its Pro version for free for a month. Among its features, you will find, in addition to the standards, the sending of reminders and follow-up and compatibility with Windows and Mac, among others.

How to Create an Electronic Signature for Free in Adobe Acrobat Reader

Once Adobe Acrobat Reader is installed on your computer, open the PDF you want to edit. Next :

  • Click on menu Tools
  • Go to Fill and sign
  • Click sign myself, then on Add a signature
  • Choose between Tracer, Cone and Image

To stick to the idea of ​​a traditional signature, we recommend the Tracer option. Using your mouse or trackpad, you can draw your signature.

To finish and validate it, make sure that the box Save signature is checked, then click Apply.

Once again on the form, drag your signature to where you want to add it.

You now have your digitally initialed document, which you can send directly by e-mail.

Be aware that Adobe Acrobat Reader remembers your signature. So when you need to sign another document, it will appear as an option when you click the Fill & Sign icon.

How to Sign a PDF for Free on iOS or Android

If you received the document to sign on your phone or tablet, then know that Adobe Acrobat Reader is also available on iOS and Android and it works the same way.

On Android:

  • Download and install Adobe Acrobat Reader for free from the Google Play Store
  • Open your PDF file, then choose Adobe Reader
  • Tap the area you want to sign and a menu will appear at the top of the screen
  • Touch Signaturethen Fill and sign
  • Using your finger or a stylus, affix your initials by drawing it
  • To save it, press Ended in the upper right corner.

You can move it from one area to another by holding down on it to drag it.

On iOS:

  • Download and install Adobe Acrobat Reader for free from your App Store
  • On the app, open your PDF file
  • Press thepencil icon bottom right of the screen
  • Touch the option Fill and sign
  • Select the type of signature you want from the options provided
  • Tap on the area of ​​the document of your choice
  • Write or draw your signature, then type outside the box
  • To save your digitally signed document, go to Ended

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