This article provides instructions on how to fill & sign your forms using the Adobe Fill & Sign service in browser and tablet app.
- To manage your account, sign
in toAdobe Fill & Sign service at https://cloud.acrobat.com/fillsign with your Adobe ID and password, or with your social (Facebook or Google) account. Click Account > My Information in the upper-right area of the Adobe Fill & Sign window.
- To upgrade your account or manage your subscription, click Account > My Plan in the upper-right area of the Adobe Fill & Sign application window.
In the Select File dialog box, you can choose to upload from your computer, Document Cloud files, or recent files. Choose an appropriate option and the file to upload.
The selected PDF document is prepared as a form and displayed in the browser window with the respective tools and options.
Password protected pdfs are not supported. You need to remove the password before uploading it .
To fill or add text, click Add Text in the toolbar. Click at the place in the document where you want to add the text, and then start typing.
Use the field toolbar to make appropriate changes:
- To resize a field (applies to signatures and text fields), use the font up or down button in the toolbar - the first two buttons from left.
- To move a field, move your mouse pointer closer to field border until you see the drag handle, and then hold and move the field as required.
- To delete a field or typed text, click the trash button.
- To convert a normal text field into comb field or vice versa, click the change field type button - the second button from the right and click Monospaced text field.
Use monospaced text fields to fill or add text in continuous boxes in a line/row. The monospaced text field spreads the user-entered text evenly across the width of the text field, as shown below.
Fill personal data from the right-hand panel. In the panel, your personal information is displayed. Some of the fields are populated for you based on your Adobe ID, which you can edit.
You can fill out the rest of the information in the right-hand panel, so it is easier to add to your form. The added information is saved automatically and made available for future use.
- Drag and drop labels from the panel onto the form: mouse over the label exposes the drag handle on the left of the label.
- Click and hold to drag the item onto the form. Let go of mouse button to drop it over the field you want to fill. Resize or move the label as appropriate.
Add annotations or symbols: Annotations tools are displayed in the toolbar - Crossmark, Checkmark, Circle, Line, and Dot. You can use these annotation tools to fill in check boxes and radio buttons, as well as use the Circle to circle text or the Line to strike out text.
Click an annotation in the toolbar to select it, and then click on the form where you want to place the annotation. (Each click will place the selected annotation at the respective location on the form.)
Resize the first annotation you place to fit the check box or radio button in the document, and the next annotations you add will be of the same size and will fit the rest of the box or circle fields.
Select your added signature or initials from the Sign options, and then click at the place in the PDF where you want to add your signature. Skip to the next step.
If your are signing for the first time, you see the Signature or Initials panel. Below is an example of the Signature panel.
The Signature panel starts off in "Type" mode, where you can use your keyboard to sign using custom signature fonts. You can also use your mouse, touch pad, or touch screen to sign in "Draw" mode. If you have an existing image of your signature, you can Import the image using "Image". The buttons at the top switch between Type, Draw, and Image.
Type: Type your name in the field. You can choose from a small selection of signature styles; click Change Style to view a different style.
To use an image as your signature:
- Sign your name in black ink on a clean, blank sheet of white paper. Sign in the middle of the paper so you don't photograph or scan the edges.
- Photograph or scan your signature. If you are taking a picture of your signature, make sure that the page is lit and that no shadows fall across the signature.
- Transfer the photo or scan to your computer. Acrobat/Reader accpets JPG, JPEG, PNG, GIF, TIFF, TIF, and BMP files. You do not need to crop the image. Acrobat/Reader imports just the signature if the photo or scan is fairly clean.
Save to profile: When this check box is selected, the added signature is saved in Adobe Document Cloud profile for reuse.
Delete Signature: To delete your existing signature, click on the Delete button next to the signature.
Click Apply, and then click at the place in the PDF where you want to place the signature or initial.
To move the placed signature or initial, click the field to highlight it and then use the arrow keys. To resize or delete the field, use the options in field toolbar.
Once a form has been signed and “saved” (by clicking “Done” or leaving the form) the data you added in Fill & Sign (text fields, annotations and signatures) will no longer be editable. You can add additional data but cannot remove or modify the data added before the form was saved with the Signature.
A copy of the filled form is saved on the server for future reference. You can download the form as a PDF and sent it using e-mail. Follow one of the steps below.
- In the Fill & Sign tab, hover over a form's thumbnail and then click the Download icon.
You can also see the recently filled forms in the Recent Forms section below. Click View All link to view all the converted files.
- In the Files tab, select the check box before the file name, and then click the Download icon in the right-pane.
- Click Download as PDF then Print or Download buttons in the upper right area while viewing the form in Fill & Sign.