How to sign a PDF document without having to print or scan

Deepak Gupta February 19, 2022
Updated 2022/02/19 at 5:29 AM

The COVID-19 pandemic forced thousands of people to change everyday habits. Signing a document remotely can even generate doubts or even laborious processes for several people. In this way, we have separated a way to sign a PDF document without the need to print and scan it again after signing. Check out the step by step below.

Sign a PDF document

  • Download the Adobe Acrobat Reader

First, access this link and download the Adobe Acrobat Reader on your computer. Pay attention to the box that is checked in the field ‘Optional offers’. If you leave it checked, it will also download the McAfee Security ScanPlusif you don’t want it, uncheck it. Security Scan Plus is not required for the procedure.

Run the downloaded file and install the program.

Before signing, please download the PDF document you want to sign. Sign on a blank piece of paper and take a photograph of the signature so that it is legible and clear. After that, transfer the photograph to your computer.

With the PDF document you want to sign already stored on your computer, right-click on the file, go to ‘Open with…‘ > ‘Adobe Acrobat Reader‘.

Go to option ‘Tools‘ from Adobe Acrobat > ‘fill and sign

Select the option ‘To sign‘ > ‘add signature

Click on the ‘Image‘, later ‘select image‘ and find the photograph of your signature that you have already stored on your PC.

After that, just apply it in the signature area.

Finally, select the save icon and choose the location where you want to save your signed PDF document and that’s it! The new generated file is signed.

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