Create a Digital Signature in Adobe Acrobat Reader

Step-by-Step Guide

Once you are in a fillable PDF with an option to complete a signature you should be looking at a textbox with a small red tab in the top left corner of the text box. 

This is what a digital signature text box looks like.

Click the small red tab to begin creating your digital signature.

You will be asked to configure a digital signature identity. Click “Configure Digital ID”.

Next, click on “Create a New Digital ID” then click “Continue.”

Then make sure the “Save to File” option is selected and hit “Continue.”

Enter in your personal credentials that will be used for the digital signature. You will only need your name and email address. Hit “Continue”.

Choose a password for your digital signature. You will be prompted to enter this password whenever you use your digital signature. Then click “Save.”

Now your digital signature has been created and saved! 

You can create more than one digital signature and when you will see a screen that will prompt you to select the digital signature you wish to use for your document. The example screen will look like this.


Press “Continue” when you have selected the signature you want to use.

Enter in the password you have created for your signature. Then the “Sign” button will turn into a lighter blue color which will allow you to click it. Click it once you have entered your password.


Once you have signed the document a file explorer window will open and you should select a destination to save your signed file. Then click “Save.”

Congratulations! You have successfully created a digital signature and signed a fillable PDF document!