Sign with electronic signature.

Creating an electronic signature in a PDF file is easy with Adobe Sign.

How to sign documents with an electronic signature.

Click review and sign link in email.

Click review and sign link in email.

1. Click review and sign link in email.

In the email you received from the sender of the document to sign, click the link labeled “Click here to review and sign...”

Click prompt in document.

Click prompt in document.

2. Click prompt in document.

Click on the “Click here to sign” field in the document to sign.

Create signature.

Create signature.

3. Create signature.

A pop-up window will open to let you create your electronic signature in the signature field.

Select signature option.

Select signature option.

4. Select signature option.

Choose from four easy options: type your name, draw with a mouse, upload an image of your signature, or sign with your finger on a touch screen.

Sign document.

Sign document.

5. Sign document.

Select Apply to add your signature to the signature line and preview the signed document before you approve it.

Finalize signature.

Finalize signature.

6. Finalize signature.

Select “Click to Sign” at the bottom to finalize your electronic signature.

Send.

Send.

7. Send.

Adobe Sign automatically sends you and the sender the final signed document.

  1. Click review and sign link in email.
  2. Click prompt in document.
  3. Create signature.
  4. Select signature option.
  5. Sign document.
  6. Finalize signature.
  7. Send.
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What are electronic signatures?

An electronic signature, or e-signature, is a legal way to get consent or approval on electronic documents or forms. This includes digital signatures, which are electronic signatures that require stricter authentication. Electronic signatures can be used to replace handwritten signatures in virtually every personal or business process.

 

Trusted and legal.

Trusted and legal.

With Adobe Sign, your electronic signatures are legally valid and enforceable. They meet the most demanding requirements and comply with electronic signature laws around the world.

Reliable and secure.

Reliable and secure.

Get uptime you can count on, while ensuring security and privacy. Adobe Sign delivers high performance around the world and complies with the most stringent security standards.

Track and manage progress.

Track and manage progress.

You can know the status of every signature, get notifications and send reminders, modify and cancel requests, and view a detailed audit trail for any transaction.

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Trusted and legal.

Trusted and legal.

With Adobe Sign, your electronic signatures are legally valid and enforceable. They meet the most demanding requirements and comply with electronic signature laws around the world.

Reliable and secure.

Reliable and secure.

Get uptime you can count on, while ensuring security and privacy. Adobe Sign delivers high performance around the world and complies with the most stringent security standards.

Track and manage progress.

Track and manage progress.

You can know the status of every signature, get notifications and send reminders, modify and cancel requests, and view a detailed audit trail for any transaction.

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Adobe Sign Electronic Signature FAQ


Adobe Sign is a Document Cloud solution that lets you send, sign, manage, and archive documents and forms with legal electronic signatures. Use Adobe web and mobile applications or work inside your favorite applications to sign documents, request signatures from others, and track the process.


Yes. Adobe takes the security of your digital signing experiences very seriously. Adobe Sign is certified compliant with the world’s most rigorous security standards, ISO 27001, SOC 2 Type 2, and PCI DSS used in the payment card industry. It complies with a wide range of privacy regulations, including HIPAA, GLBA, and FERPA in the U.S.

 

Adobe Sign also employs Adobe Secure Product Lifecycle (SPLC) practices, a demanding set of over 1,000 specific security activities spanning software development practices, processes and tools, integrated into multiple stages of the product lifecycle. Whether related to identity management, data confidentiality, or document integrity, Adobe Sign protects your documents, data, and personal information.


Yes. Electronic signatures are legally valid and enforceable in nearly every industrialized country around the world, and even less-developed countries are beginning to enact e-signature laws. In 2000, the United States passed the ESIGN Act, making e-signatures legal for virtually all uses. In the European Union the Electronic Identification and Trust Services Regulation (eIDAS) took effect in July 2016. Other countries have enacted similar laws as well. To learn more, visit our Electronic Signatures are Legal page.


Adobe Sign lets you upload a wide range of documents types when you request signatures from others or build reusable templates. They include the following:

  • Adobe PDF (.pdf)
  • Microsoft Word (.doc and .docx)
  • Microsoft Excel (.xls and .xlsx)
  • Microsoft PowerPoint (.ppt and .pptx)
  • WordPerfect (.wp)
  • Text (.txt)
  • Rich Text (.rtf)
  • Graphics (.tif, .jpg, .jpeg, .gif, .bmp, and .png)
  • Web (.htm or .html)