Adobe - Signing an Adobe document with your digital signature

Instructions for signing an Adobe document with your digital signature

Before signing an Adobe document with a digital signature, please note:


1. Make ALL necessary changes (if any) to your document first, before signing.  Caution:  If any changes are made after the signature is in place, the document will display a note indicating changes that were made after signing.

2. Click on "Certificates" in the menu bar on the right of the screen.  This will cause a new tool bar to open at the top of the screen.

Certification Icon

Note:  If you do not have "Certificates" as an option in the menu on the right, you will need to take the following additional steps to add this option to the menu.

a. Select Tools.  (upper left portion of screen)

b. Locate "Certificates" and click Add.

3. Select Digitally Sign and follow the instructions in the pop-up windows.  You will be selecting the area where you wish the signature to appear and then entering your password.  You will be instructed to save the document and then your signature will appear.

Digitally Sign Option

If you have questions, please contact the ITS Help Desk at 608.342.1400 or  You may also visit the Help Desk on the first floor of the Karrmann Library.

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