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How to add a signature field to a PDF

For proper online document eSigning documents should contain signature fields. This way you and your customers will be able to sign a document fast on any smartphone, tablet or computer.

We will suggest you a couple of tools where you can add a signature field to your PDF form.

Adobe Acrobat

Note: To use this tool, you will need Adobe Acrobat Pro license.

Step 1. Open your PDF form in Adobe Acrobat, choose Prepare Form mode

Step 2. Click on the Signature Field and drag it to the designated place in your form

Step 3. Save changes to the PDF form.


Note: To use this tool, you will need Fluix license, or Fluix free 14-day trial account

In Fluix you can add signature field both as an admin for a form that will be used by all team members of a workflow, and as a user on iPad/iPhone for a particular form.

Adding signature field in Form Builder

Step 1. Open your PDF form in Fluix Form Builder under Actions:

Step 2. Choose whether you need to edit an existing form, or create a new one:

Step 3. Click on the Signature and drag it to the designated place in a form

Step 4. Save changes to the PDF form.

Adding signature field on iPad/iPhone

Step 1 – Tap and hold on the document and select Add Signature Field:

Step 2 – Drag and drop it to the designated place
Step 3 – Tap and hold on the document and select Make required

Form with signature field

Now, you only need to simply tap the respective field in the PDF form and sign on mobile device.

Once the field is added, you can also make it required. In case a form participates in a document flow, by configuring mandatory fields you will ensure the signature is collected before the form is passed to the next step of the flow. 

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