UW Digital ID (Mac) - Digitally signing a PDF in Adobe Reader
This document provides instructions for digitally signing a PDF in Adobe Reader.
Important Notice: Only some versions of Adobe Reader are able to utilize the UW-Madison digital certificate. If you are attempting to digitally sign a PDF document and are unable to do so, it is likely that your version of Adobe Reader does not support it. You should consult your version of Adobe Reader help from within the application or contact the DoIT Help Desk for assistance.
Digitally signing a PDF document
Begin by opening the PDF document you would like to sign with Adobe Reader
Select Sign > Sign Document from the toolbar (or Advanced > Sign & Certify > Sign Document).
A window will appear as shown below requesting that you use your mouse to draw the area where you would like the signature to appear.
Select the identity with which you would like to sign the document and click Sign. Note that this identity is likely to be your University of Wisconsin-Madison digital certificate.
You will be prompted to save the document. Save the document with a new name if you don't wish to overwrite the original. Your document is now signed. You may receive an error about the signature not being trusted, but recipients will still be able to verify that the document was signed by you.