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.


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


  • 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."

Photo Credits

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About the Author

Based in the New York City area, Christina Freeman has been writing articles on Culture, Careers and Technology since 2001. Her articles have appeared in online news publications such as Yahoo News and Culture & Lifestyle focused print publications such as “Time Out New York.” Graduating Cum Laude, she holds a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Digital Media, with a Minor in Internet and Interactive Systems, from The University of Central Florida.

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