Summary of the three page layouts that Adobe Sign for Salesforce supports, and how to configure them.

Overview

Adobe Sign for Salesforce has three page styles to create, edit, and view agreements. The default is the Lightning layout and is the recommended layout. Below is some information about the differences between the layouts as well as instructions for how to change between page layouts.

The ‘Agreement Basic’ Page Style - This page uses the standard Salesforce.com page layout to view and edit the agreement. Sending a new agreement requires a few more clicks -- creating an agreement, saving it and then attaching files on a separate screen. This page allows you to heavily customize the page layout (adding and removing your own custom fields and custom options). However, the Basic page does not provide access to many of the features that have been included in recent updates.

The ‘Agreement Advanced’ Page Style - This page allows you to create an Adobe Sign Agreement on a single page – specify recipients, names the agreement, select options, attach files and send. This page also gives you more flexibility in specifying the number and type of recipients for each agreement. Development for this page style has ended with version 17, so subsequent release features may not be available to users under this page choice.

The ‘Lightning’ Page Style (Default) – This page is the current default, and is the layout that future development will be focused on.  Most new features (version 18+) require the Lightning layout, including the ability to add Signing Groups, modifying agreements in-flight and hybrid sending workflows. The two current limitations on this page layout are:

  • Lightning does not support Field Sets
  • Lightning only permits uploaded files of ~700KB (vs the 1.7MB Agreement Advanced permits)

If you require Field Sets or uploadable files over 700K, then use the Agreement Advanced layout. Otherwise, the Lightning page is the strong recommendation for new deployments.

The 'Basic' Page

To use the Agreement Basic page style instead of the Agreement Advanced page style, you must reset the page layout and the agreement buttons as outline in the following sections:

  • Setting the ‘Agreement Basic’ page layout
  • Setting up the Agreement buttons to work for your page layout

Additionally there are instructions for:

  • How to add and enable signer fields on the page layout 
  • How to send an agreement using the Basic page

Setting the ‘Agreement Basic’ page layout

  1. Navigate to Setup > Build > Create > Objects

  2. Click the Agreement link

    Custom Object - Agreement Label
  3. Click Page Layouts link at the top of the page to navigate to that section

  4. Click the Page Layout Assignment button

    page layout button
  5. Click the Edit Assignment button

  6. Click the header where it says Page Layout to select all profiles

    Select all by clicking the Page Layout header
  7. Select Agreement Layout Enterprise / Unlimited from the drop-down list

  8. Click Save

Setting the 'Agreement Basic' buttons

  1. Navigate to Setup > Build > Create > Objects

  2. Click the Agreement link

    Custom Object - Agreement Label
  3. Click the Buttons, Links, and Actions link at the top of the page 

  4. Click the Edit link next to New

    Click the Edit link next to the "New" record
  5. Enable the Standard Salesforce.com Page option

    Select the Standard page option
  6. Click the Save button

  7. Click the Edit Action next to Edit

    Click the Edit link next to the "Edit" record
  8. Enable the Standard Salesforce.com Page option

    Select the Standard page option
  9. Click Save

  10. Click the Edit Action next to View.

    Click the Edit link next to the "View" record
  11. Enable Visualforce Page, select EchoSignAgreement from the drop-down list

    Configure Visual force page
  12. Click Save

  13. Verify that your Buttons, Links and Actions section looks like this:

    Display of all buttons configured

Adding fields to the Basic page layout

Add fields like ‘Customer’, ‘Sales Operations’, ‘Accounting’, etc. to the Adobe Sign Agreement Object and use them to specify signers instead of the standard ‘Recipient’ and ‘Additional Recipients’ fields. When creating the fields, be sure to record their API names.

Once you add the required custom fields to your Agreement page layout, update the Override Recipient Field List setting with the list of those fields’ API names in the order they should be notified for signature.

  1. Create your custom fields on the Agreement object

  2. Retrieve the API names of your fields

    Example of SFDC API name
  3. Navigate to Setup > Build > Develop > Customize Settings

  4. Click the label Adobe Sign Settings 

    The Adobe Sign Settings link
  5. Click the Manage button

  6. Click New or Edit (depending on if the settings have been previously edited)

  7. Find the option Override Recipient Field List

  8. Edit this setting to contain a list of comma-separated API field names from the agreement record. The field names should be in order and represent the fields the recipients should be read from. (e.g., My_First_Signer__c,My_Second_Signer__c)

    Override Recipient Field List
  9. Click Save

    With the Override in place, Adobe Sign will now substitute your fields in the order you listed them for the default signature order 

Sending agreements from the Basic page

Sending from the Basic page is nearly identical to any other sending process in Adobe Sign.  The features available are somewhat reduced, but the step by step is similar with one notable difference: You have to save the agreement, and then attach the document in a second step.

  1. Specify the Recipients

  2. Name the Agreement

  3. Type a Message

  4. Select signature type, language and any other relevant sending options

  5. Click the Save button

    The Basic Agreement configuration page
  6. The page refreshes and presents the configured agreement with the button to upload files from your system or Salesforce.

    Attach your document(s)

    Configured Agreement ready to attach document
  7. Click the Send for Signature button

The 'Advanced' Page

To switch to the Agreement Advanced page style, you must reset the page layout and the agreement buttons as outlined in the following sections:

  • Setting the ‘Agreement Basic’ page layout
  • Setting up the Agreement buttons to work for your page layout
  • Adding Field Sets to the Agreement page

Note:

The 'Agreement Advanced' page is only available to customers that have version 10 or later of the Adobe Sign for Salesforce package.

Setting the ‘Agreement Advanced’ page layout

  1. Navigate to Setup > Build > Create > Objects

  2. Click the Agreement link

    Custom Object - Agreement Label
  3. Click Page Layouts link at the top of the page to navigate to that section

  4. Click the Page Layout Assignment button

    page layout button
  5. Click the Edit Assignment button

  6. Click the header where it says Page Layout to select all profiles

    Select all by clicking the Page Layout header
  7. Select Agreement Layout Professional from the drop-down list

  8. Click Save

Setting the 'Agreement Advanced' buttons

  1. Navigate to Setup > Build > Create > Objects

  2. Click the Agreement link

    Custom Object - Agreement Label
  3. Click the Buttons, Links, and Actions link at the top of the page 

  4. Click the Edit link next to New

    Click the Edit link next to the "New" record
  5. Enable the EchoSign Agreement Advanced Visualforce page

    Enable the Visualforce Page
  6. Click the Save button

  7. Click the Edit Action next to Edit

    Click the Edit link next to the "Edit" record
  8. Enable the EchoSign Agreement Advanced Visualforce page

    Enable the Visualforce Page
  9. Click Save

  10. Click the Edit Action next to View.

    Click the Edit link next to the "View" record
  11. Enable the EchoSign Agreement Advanced Visualforce page

    Configure Visual force page
  12. Click Save

  13. Verify that your Buttons, Links and Actions section looks like this:

    Display of all buttons configured

Adding Field Sets to the 'Agreement Advanced' page

Using Field Sets, you can add fields that you would like to view and edit when viewing the agreement page. You may use the Adobe Sign for Salesforce built-in field set and then add one or more fields from the Agreement Object that will be displayed on the agreement page.

Adobe Sign for Salesforce already has a built-in field set you can use. Follow the steps below to customize it:

  1. Navigate to Setup > Build > Create > Objects

  2. Click the label Agreement link

    Click the Agreement label
  3. Click the Field Sets link at the top of the page to navigate to that section.

  4. Click the Edit link

    Edit the Field Set feature
  5. Select the field you want to add and drag it into the ‘In the Field Set’ rectangle. Notice that Adobe Sign only supports fields from the Agreement object and not from other objectsStep text

    Adding Field Sets to the Agreement Page
  6. Click the Save button

The 'Lightning' Page

To switch to the Lightning page style, you must reset the page layout and the agreement buttons as outlined in the following sections:

  • Setting the ‘Agreement Basic’ page layout
  • Setting up the Agreement buttons to work for your page layout

Note:

The 'Lightning' page is only available to customers that have version 18 or later of the Adobe Sign for Salesforce package.

Setting the ‘Lightning’ page layout

  1. Navigate to Setup > Build > Create > Objects

  2. Click the Agreement link

    Custom Object - Agreement Label
  3. Click Page Layouts link at the top of the page to navigate to that section

  4. Click the Page Layout Assignment button

    page layout button
  5. Click the Edit Assignment button

  6. Click the header where it says Page Layout to select all profiles

    Select all by clicking the Page Layout header
  7. Select Agreement Layout Professional from the drop-down list

  8. Click Save

Setting the 'Lightning' page buttons

  1. Navigate to Setup > Build > Create > Objects

  2. Click the Agreement link

    Custom Object - Agreement Label
  3. Click the Buttons, Links, and Actions link at the top of the page 

  4. Click the Edit link next to New

    Click the Edit link next to the "New" record
  5. Enable Visualforce Page, select Agreement Editor from the drop-down list

    Select the Visualforce page
  6. Click the Save button

  7. Click the Edit Action next to Edit

    Click the Edit link next to the "Edit" record
  8. Enable Visualforce Page, select Agreement Editor from the drop-down list

    Select the Visualforce page
  9. Click Save

  10. Click the Edit Action next to View.

    Click the Edit link next to the "View" record
  11. Enable Visualforce Page, select Agreement Editor from the drop-down list

    Select the Visualforce page
  12. Click Save

  13. Verify that your Buttons, Links and Actions section looks like this:

    Display of all buttons configured

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