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How to Digitally Sign a PDF

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A digital signature is said to be more secure than a traditional ink signature or an image signature overlaid on top of a PDF document. A digital signature is usually password protected and can be stored on your computer in PKCS #12 file format (Personal Information Exchange File, PFX). When you buy a new digital signature, you get .spc file that contains the certificate and .pvk file that contains your private keys. In this article, you will learn how to digitally sign a PDF.

Part 1The Program for PDF Digital Signing

how to digitally sign a pdf

One of the most effective tools that exist is Wondershare PDFelement. Its signing feature will allow you create a personalized encrypted digital signature or electronic signature that you can use to easily and quickly sign PDFs. In addition, it also has powerful editing and converting features. You can not only edit your PDF to insert, delete, modify texts, images and pages, but also highlight and comment on text that needs an extra emphasis.

PDFelement is equipped with OCR technology, which helps you turn image-based scanned PDF into editable file. It also lets you to apply passwords which can help you to prevent unauthorized access and changes made to your PDFs. This is important if you work within an industry where confidentiality is a major concern.

Part 2 How to Digitally Sign a PDF

When it comes time for you to sign a document with digital sign within PDFelement, it is important to know what you are doing and how to do it. These steps include:

Step 1. Load Your PDF

The first thing you need to do is to launch PDFelement and import the PDF you want to sign. To so this, click the "Open File" button to select and upload your PDF to the program.

Step 2. Digitally Sign Your PDF

Click on the "Protect" menu. From there you will click the option "Sign Document". When a pop up window appears, you can choose to sign your PDF with existing digital ID or create a new digital ID.

Check the Video Tutorial

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Published: May 20,2016 12:00 pm / Updated: May 10,2017 17:27 pm

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