Add Signature to PDF for Free?

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by doubledee, Dec 11, 2014.

  1. doubledee macrumors 6502

    doubledee

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    Someone just sent me a long PDF contract which requires a signature, so I added a digital-signature and thought all was well.

    Now they are saying they need a hand-written signature.

    If I have to print it out, physically sign it, and fax it back to them, the copy center will charge me over $50!!!!

    As a work around, I have a "signature" image that I created in OpenOffice Writer, and was hoping there was some way to paste it into the PDF, but I don't see how that can be done.

    I have a MBP with Snow Leopard v10.8.5

    Is there some way to add my signature image from Writer to this contract without me having to buy software or spend tons of $$$ at FedEx??

    I am so stressed right now... :(

    Sincerely,


    Debbie
     
  2. GGJstudios macrumors Westmere

    GGJstudios

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    You can install the free Adobe Reader, which enables you to insert signatures (both digital and written) in PDF files.
     
  3. doubledee thread starter macrumors 6502

    doubledee

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    I installed Adobe Reader v11.0.10 yesterday to do the digital signature, but I don't see where/how I could do a physical signature.

    Can you help me better understand your advice?

    Thanks,


    Debbie
     
  4. GGJstudios macrumors Westmere

    GGJstudios

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    Open the file in Adobe Reader, then click Fill & Sign, then click Place Signature and select the image file that contains your scanned signature.
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  5. doubledee thread starter macrumors 6502

    doubledee

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    When I click on "Place Signature", I get a popup stating...

    So I clicked the "Drag New Signature Rectangle" button, and dragged out a blue box on the PDF the size of my signature.

    From there, I get a "Sign Document" popup which has the "Sign As" field populated with my name from when I did the original digital signature.

    I then tried selecting "New ID" in the "Sign As" field, which then gives me...

    I chose the last option, and got a new popup asking for things like Name, Email, etc, but there is no place to choose an image...

    Sincerely,


    Debbie
     
  6. GGJstudios macrumors Westmere

    GGJstudios

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    Do you have a scanner? If so, take a white sheet of paper and sign it. Now scan that and save it as an image file, such as a .jpg or .png. Then select that file from Adobe Reader to insert as your signature in any document you need to sign. If you don't have a scanner, taking a pic of the signed paper from your phone would work, though not as good in quality.
     
  7. doubledee thread starter macrumors 6502

    doubledee

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    I figured out the problem...

    I needed to click on the triangle next to "Place Signature" and then choose "Change Saved Signature" and then I got a list of options for the signature including "Use an image".

    I think I'm good now.

    Thanks!!


    Debbie
     
  8. GGJstudios macrumors Westmere

    GGJstudios

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    Glad you got it sorted out!
     

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