High Sierra: Preview not saving signatures

lepwisk10

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Original poster
Sep 28, 2017
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Hi all,

I've just run into a problem with the new version of Preview (v. 10.0) in High Sierra. It appears that while it has retained my written signatures created in an earlier version, it no longer saves this signature when I add it to a PDF file. So... I open a PDF file, add my signature, save the PDF file (the signature is still there), close the PDF file, and when I reopen it the signature is no longer there.

This has been the result with several PDF files and on both my Macs (late 2013 iMac, 2015 MacBook Pro). Has anyone else experienced a similar problem? Can anyone else replicate this or verify this?

Thanks a bunch.
 

Böhme417

macrumors 6502a
Mar 11, 2009
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My problem is a little different. After I save and open the saved document, the signature is in the bottom-right corner of the page. I've tried with another document and got the same result.
 

Olivier L.

macrumors member
Feb 26, 2009
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Slightly different: I insert and move the signature, then save PDF. OK When I re-open, I see that the signature appears twice: where I moved it but also where it was inserted by default. Can't be removed, the PDF can be trashed.
 

yosser66

macrumors newbie
Mar 27, 2015
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Slightly different: I insert and move the signature, then save PDF. OK When I re-open, I see that the signature appears twice: where I moved it but also where it was inserted by default. Can't be removed, the PDF can be trashed.
I've had exactly the same issue. I've also seen it put the signature in upside down. I sign a lot of documents and this is killing me.
 

vermagic123

macrumors newbie
Oct 27, 2017
2
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New York, NY
Hi all,

I've just run into a problem with the new version of Preview (v. 10.0) in High Sierra. It appears that while it has retained my written signatures created in an earlier version, it no longer saves this signature when I add it to a PDF file. So... I open a PDF file, add my signature, save the PDF file (the signature is still there), close the PDF file, and when I reopen it the signature is no longer there.

This has been the result with several PDF files and on both my Macs (late 2013 iMac, 2015 MacBook Pro). Has anyone else experienced a similar problem? Can anyone else replicate this or verify this?

Thanks a bunch.
I had a similar experience - workaround found! You "print" the pdf to "save as pdf" which flattens it - THEN add the signatures. It will then save them properly.
 
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