How to Create a Signature with Acrobat Pro

by Christina Freeman

Acrobat Pro, the paid version of Adobe Acrobat Reader, has a variety of business and home office uses, including a feature that allows you to sign an Acrobat Document using a Digital ID. The process is relatively simple and will allow you to sign any document that can be opened with Adobe Acrobat. Common uses for creating a signature in Acrobat Pro include: signing digital contracts, invoices, approval of documents, etc.

Create a Signature in Adobe Acrobat Pro

Step 1

Open the Acrobat document you wish to sign in Adobe Acrobat Pro.

Step 2

Click on "Advanced" in the top menu bar.

Step 3

Sign and Certify

Scroll down to the option under "Advanced" titled "Sign and Certify" and choose "Sign Document."

Step 4

When prompted, outline a box for your signature field using your mouse cursor.

Step 5

Create your Digital ID by following the instructions in the prompt box that appears.

Step 6

Type your password if necessary.

Click "Sign" and name the new signed document that you have created.


  • You can create a digital ID through the process outlined above, or you can create a digital ID by choosing "Advanced" >> "Security Settings" >> "Digital ID."


  • Adobe Acrobat Pro is the paid version of Adobe Acrobat Reader. You cannot create or sign documents in Adobe Acrobat Reader.

Items you will need

  • Adobe Acrobat Pro
  • Computer

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