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How to Make a PDF Signable? (5 Ways With Guide)

The ability to add a digital signature to a PDF is very important. Signing a PDF on your tablet or computer makes it easy for companies to conduct business across cities or countries. Signing a PDF also makes workflow more efficient since you do not need to print the PDF, sign it, and upload it again. With digital signatures on PDFs, you can also add additional security features if needed, such as PDF passwords or encryptions.

It's important to know how to make a PDF signable so that you can do this quickly and easily, without wasting any time or energy trying to figure out this task. In this article, we will discuss 5 ways to make a PDF signable, including a step-by-step guide for each method, and some frequently asked questions about making a PDF document signable.

Part 1. How to Make a PDF Document Signable With UPDF? (4 Ways)

Our recommendation is to use UPDF to make a PDF document signable. UPDF is quick, easy to use, and works across Windows, Mac, Android, and iOS, so you can make PDFs signable no matter where you're working. Moreover, UPDF can help you add digital signature, use the signature feature, drawing feature and image feature to make the PDF signable. So no matter what requirements you need, you can use UPDF.

Just click the below button to download UPDF and follow the below 4 guides to learn how to use UPDF to make your PDF signable.

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Way 1. Make a PDF Signable by Adding Digital Signature Area

If you need to add a signature area so that other people can add their digital signature, or if you need to add your own digital signature, then you can use this first method. Make sure you click the button above to download UPDF so that you can follow the tutorial.

Step 1 - Open PDF

Open the PDF that you want to make signable. Drag and drop it into the "Open File" box within UPDF, or click on "Open File" and select the PDF.

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Step 2 - Select Digital Signature

From the options on the left, select "Prepare Form". Then, from the tools at the top, choose "Digital Signature."

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Step 3 - Add Digital Signature Box

After selecting the digital signature tool, click and drag to add the digital signature box. When you're done, you can move the signature box around the PDF. When you're ready, select "Save as Other" on the right side and save your PDF. Now you can email it to others to sign, or toggle the "Preview" slider in the top right corner of the toolbar to add your own signature.

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If you only want to make a PDF signable for you to add your own signature, then you can follow the method below.

Way 2. Make a PDF Signable by Using the Signature Feature

You can make a PDF signable in UPDF by using the signature feature, found in the annotation tools within UPDF. Follow the steps below for this method.

Step 1 - Open PDF

On the main interface of UPDF, upload the PDF that you need to sign. From the left side, select "Comment" to bring up the annotation tools. Click on the signature tool to add a signature. You can choose a signature that you have already created, or click on "Create" to create a new signature.

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Step 2 - Add Signature

Insert the signature by clicking anywhere on the PDF. You can then move the signature around, and adjust the size and opacity. To save your signed PDF, click "Save as Other" and choose your preferred method of saving.

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Way 3. Make a PDF Signable by Using Drawing

If you prefer to manually add your signature to a PDF, you can use the drawing feature in UPDF to make your PDF signable. If you still do not have UPDF on your computer, you can click the below button to download and follow the below guide.

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Step 1 - Select Drawing Tool

Open your file in UPDF, and on the left side click "Comment" to bring up the annotation tools. From the annotation tools, select the "Pencil" tool. You can customize the color, opacity, and thickness of the drawing tool.

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Step 2 - Draw Signature

Draw your signature wherever you want. When you're finished, you can click on the signature to move it around or adjust the properties. From the right side select "Save as Other" to save your signed PDF.

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Now that you know how to draw a signature onto a PDF with UPDF, click the button below to download UPDF and start signing documents today!

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Way 4. Make a PDF Signable by Image Feature

If you have a signature in image format (such as a PNG or JPEG file), then you can add a digital signature to a PDF by using the image feature. Follow the steps below for this method.

Step 1 - Open Image Tool

Open UPDF and upload the document you want to add a digital signature to. From the left side, select "Edit PDF" to open the editing tools. At the top, select " Image".

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Step 2 - Add Signature

Click anywhere to add an image. When the selection window opens, choose the signature image file. After you add the signature file, you can adjust the size, rotate the image, crop the image, or replace it with a different image. When you're done, select "Save as Other" from the right side to save your PDF.

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UPDF has many other features that you can use to edit and customize your PDFs, including editing tools to add text and links, annotation tools to highlight text and add sticky notes, form preparation tools to make a PDF fillable, and AI tools to help you explain, summarize, translate, and generate content for your PDFs.

Watch the below video to learn more about UPDF and all of its amazing features!

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Part 2. How to Make a PDF Signable in Adobe?

If you have Adobe Acrobat, you can also use it to make a PDF signable, by following the steps below. However, if you don't have Adobe Acrobat, we don't recommend this method because Adobe Acrobat can be a very expensive monthly subscription, and there are better tools that are more cost-effective for making signable PDFs.

Step 1 - Open PDF

Open the PDF in Adobe Acrobat. From the tools at the top of the screen, select the signature tool.

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Step 2 - Add Signature

You can choose if you want to add initials or a full signature. Then, you can just click at location in the PDF where you want to add your digital signature. You can also move the signature, or change the size. When you're done, click the save icon in the top left corner to save your signed PDF.

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Part 3. FAQS About How to Make a PDF Signable

Q1. How to Make a PDF Signable Online?

To make a PDF signable online, you need to visit sign.com. Click on the "Upload to Sign" to select the PDF and upload it. Then, click on the "your signature" to add your signature. Once it is done, click on the "Finish" and create an account to save and download your PDF.

Q2. How to Make a Word Document a Signable PDF?

Use UPDF to convert your Microsoft Word document into a signable PDF. Drag and drop your Word file into the "Open File" box in UPDF, and the Word document will automatically open as a PDF. Then, you can click "Prepare Form" > "Digital Signature" to add a digital signature box to your PDF to make your PDF signable.

Q3. How Do I Make a PDF Signable without Adobe?

If you don't have Adobe, you can easily create a signable PDF with UPDF. Download UPDF, upload your PDF, and you can go to "Comment" > "Signature" to add a digital signature. You can also add a signature as an image file, use the drawing tool to draw to draw a signature, or use the "Prepare Form" > "Digital Signature" box to add a signing area to a PDF.

Final Thoughts

There are many methods of how to make a PDF signable. You can use UPDF or Adobe Acrobat. But we recommend you to use UPDF as you can use the annotation tools to add a digital signature, the form preparation tools to add a digital signature box, the drawing tool to draw a digital signature, or add a file image of a signature to your PDF. Moreover, UPDF is a powerful all-in-one PDF tool that allows you to edit, annotate, and customize all of your PDFs.

Ready to prepare your PDFs with digital signature? Click the button below to download UPDF and start your free trial today!

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