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How to Create Digital Signature for PDF

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A digital signature (ID), like a conventional handwritten signature, identifies the person signing a document. Unlike a handwritten signature, a digital signature is difficult to forge because it contains encrypted information that is unique to the signer and easily verified. In this article, you will learn how to create digital signature for PDF.

Part 1The Tool to Create Digital Signature

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Wondershare PDFelement offers easy flow of processes which enable you to save yourself from the headache that is associated with PDF document editing. It helps you to add either electronic or digital signature to your PDF. You can also easily create a new digital sign as per your needs.

PDFelement lets you easily and quickly edit texts, images and pages in a PDF. Its OCR feature will change a scanned document into an editable document. Once you are done with editing your PDF file, you can protect the document by adding a password or permission to your PDF file.

Part 2How to Create a Digital Signature in PDF

Here’s the step by step guide on how you can create a new digital signature on a PDF using PDFelement.

Step 1. Open Your PDF with the Program

Launch PDFelement on your computer and then import your document. Click the "Open File" button on the Home window and then select the target PDF from your local computer. Click "OK" to upload it to the program.

Step 2. Create Your Digital Signature

When it is opened, navigate to the "Protect" menu and click on "Sign Document". A Sign Document dialog will pop up. Select "New ID". Follow the steps to add name, organization name, email address etc. and then set your password. Click "Finish" to save the ID document.

Step 3. Place Digital Signature

To place your signature onto the PDF, click "Protect > Place Signature", then drag an area to place it. A pop up window will come up, select your digital ID and enter the password for the ID.

Then click on "Info" to check the ID information and also customized the signature appearance if you so wish. Then click on "Sign" to place the signature

Check the Video Tutorial

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Published: May 20,2016 11:54 am / Updated: May 10,2017 17:30 pm

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