Adding a Signature to a PDF Document with Adobe Reader

The following steps will guide you on how to add a fill and sign signature to a PDF file. You must have Adobe Reader on your computer and you must have Office 365 apps. All University-owned devices are equipped with Adobe Reader, as this is a free software Adobe provides. Learn more here about Adobe Reader vs Adobe Pro DC

Note: This will work with Office 365 documents, but you must save the file as a .pdf.  Do this by going to your file, Click File -> Click Save As Adobe PDF.
  1. Open Adobe Reader.
  2. Click on the File Tab and select Open to open your .pdf file.

  3. Scroll down to the section of the document that you would like to sign.

  4. Click on Fill & Sign.

  5. Select the area that you need to sign and either:
    • Type in your signature.
    • Sign your signature by Clicking the sign icon and the + beside Add Signature you can use a script-type signature that will look like what is pictured below.

  • Type in your name in the box and click apply
  • Drag the signature to the location that you want and click.  The result will look like what is displayed below.
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