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Adobe Fill & Sign is an online Adobe Document Cloud service used to easily fill out and sign forms online.

Sign your form by typing or drawing your signature, or using an image. Send your completed forms to others and store the forms securely in Adobe Document Cloud.


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This article provides instructions on how to fill & sign your forms using the Adobe Fill & Sign service in browser and tablet app.

Manage your Adobe Fill & Sign account

  • To manage your account, sign in to Adobe 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.

Upload your PDF, Office, or image-based form

  1. Sign in to Adobe Document Cloud at https://cloud.acrobat.com/fillsign with your Adobe ID and password, or with your social (Facebook or Google) account.

    Sign in to Adobe Document Cloud
  2. Click Select Any Form to Fill In.

    Fill & Sign tab
  3. 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.

    Open dialog

    The selected PDF document is prepared as a form and displayed in the browser window with the respective tools and options.   

    Note:

    Password protected pdfs are not supported. You need to remove the password before uploading it .

Fill out your PDF form

  1. 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.

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    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.
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    While you are typing, if the characters do not fit in each box, adjust the spacing with the blue grab handle at the right as shown in the image above.

  3. 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.

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    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.
    Drag handle
    • 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.
    Drag and drop an item from RHP onto the form
  4. 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.

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    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.)

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    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.

  5. Click Done in the upper-right area.

Sign or Initial your form

  1. Follow the steps as mentioned in the Upload your PDF, Office, or image-based form section (above) to open a form to sign.

  2. Click the Sign icon in the toolbar, and then choose whether you want to add your signature or just initials.

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    If you have already added signatures or initials, they are displayed as options to choose from.

  3. 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.

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    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.

    Draw: Draw your signature in the field. To draw again or correct any mistake, use the Clear button.

    Image: Browse and select an image of your signature.

    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.

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  4. 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.

    Note:

    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.

Download and send your filled forms

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.
Recently filled out forms

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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.
Files tab
  • Click Download as PDF then Print or Download buttons in the upper right area while viewing the form in Fill & Sign.
Download and Print buttons

Attach the downloaded form to your email and send to the intended recipient.

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