Using Adobe Sign to Request a Signature on a PDF

Step by step instructions to send a PDF document to someone and request a signature.

Using Adobe Sign to Request a Signature on a PDF

Adobe Sign allows you to request an electronic signature on a document.

You will need to make sure your account is enabled to use Adobe Sign.  If it is not, you will need to request access by submitting a ticket to .

  1.  Make sure the document you would like signed is a PDF.  If the document is in Word or some other program, you will need to save it as a PDF.
  2. Open the PDF document that you would like to have signed in Adobe Acrobat.  This will not work if opened only in Adobe Reader.
  3. On the right side menu, choose Fill and Sign
  4. When you select Fill and Sign, the menu on the right will collapse to just the icons.  At the top of the document select Request Signatures.

5.    Enter the email address of the individual who should sign the document.  The person you are sending this to does not need to have Adobe Sign permissions but will need to have or create an Adobe account.  You can add additional comments or instructions in the box that now shows Please review and sign this document.

6.    Click on Specify Where to Sign to create the signature box.  You will see messages that the document is being uploaded to Adobe Sign, then it returns to the document to allow you to indicate where to place the Signature block.

7.    Move to the location where the document should be signed.  Many times there will be a line with Signature or some similar identifier indicating it should be signed if this were the printed document.  Click that location to mark it as a field to sign.  In this example both the Employee Signature and Date fields should be selected.

8.     When all of the fields have been selected, click Send in the bottom right.  This will send the document to the individual for signature.





Keywords:Adobe Sign Signature PDF esign   Doc ID:111138
Owner:Daniel H.Group:University of Illinois Extension KB
Created:2021-06-01 14:22 CDTUpdated:2023-04-11 10:41 CDT
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