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One of the biggest perks of living in a modern day society is that you don't have sign hundreds and thousands of the paper, simply make a signature and sign all the PDF files digitally using an image or signature. This will not only save the cost of signing the documents but will also help you to save a lot of time. In this article, I will tell you how to sign a PDF form in a hassle-free manner.

Part 1Best PDF Form Signer that You Should Try

how to sign a pdf form

When it comes to PDF form signer, Wondershare PDFelement is the best option for you to use. It provides a great experience to edit PDF files which will let you add text, image or a link to the text in the PDF file. You can also adjust different pages from splitting, cropping, and rotating to replacing, extracting and more.

The OCR feature is a different yet amazing feature which will let you change or copy texts in image-based scanned PDF documents. PDF form filling and editing features do not have no match, for form creators; different text fields, check box, Radio box, Combo box, list box and Digital signatures will help you in every aspect. Last but not the least, you can sign any document digitally and can also protect these signature using this fabulous program.

Part 2The Steps for Signing a PDF Form

Step 1. Import Your Form into PDFelement

The very first step to sign a PDF form is to understand the difference between the digital signature and written signatures. Stamps will let you add the photos as a signature on the PDF files while the digital signatures will let you add an encrypted signature to prevent the abuse of signatures.

After downloading and installation, you then need to run PDFelement on your computer. Then click the "Open File" button to browse and load the form from your local folder.

Step 2. Add Stamps to PDF Forms

On the top bar of PDFelement, Click on the "Comment" tab and select "Create Stamps". After doing that select "Create Custom Stamp". On the next window, click on "Select Picture" and choose picture that you want to add as a stamp.

After adding the stamp, click on the "Stamps" button and select the photo that you have recently added. You can also adjust the size of the stamp in PDFelement and place it anywhere on your document.

Step 3. Add E-Signatures to PDF Forms

Click on the "Protect" tab in the top bar and select "Sign Document". A new dialogue box will be opened for asking you to select the area where you want to put the signature. On the next screen, either add a digital signature or create new for your file.

Now, select the location for these digital signature, you can either save them on your computer or in a separate file. Add some information about you and click on the "Next" button. Add a password for your signature and click on "Finish".

Step 4. Save PDF Form after Signing

After signing your form, now you need to click on the "Save" button and you are done with digitally signing and saving the file.

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Published: Mar 16,2016 17:59 pm / Updated: Jul 07,2017 16:20 pm

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