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Create Blank Signature Field in Acrobat 8

Jan 11, 2007 6:52 PM

The create blank signature field function is no longer available in Acrobat 8.0, as it was in 6.x and 7.x. This was an extremely useful tool to add a quick signature block to a document you needed digitally signed by another party.

Adobe LiveCycle Designer does have the ability to add the field, but that requires additional steps to convert the document to a form when a forms functionality is truly unnecessary for a simple signature capture.

Please, add this capability back to the native Acrobat program. We have hundreds of users who use this functionality daily.
 
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    Jan 12, 2007 6:40 AM   in reply to (Mathew_Ferris)
    If we are discussing the same function...
    Open the Forms tools,
    Look in between the Text field tool and the Barcode tool.

    Or are you talking about something else?
     
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    Jan 15, 2007 3:50 PM   in reply to (Mathew_Ferris)
    Thanks, David. You helped me also. Now that I've found how to create the blank signature field, I wonder if you can help me on another matter. I have used a Topaz Systems Inc signature pad in Adobe 6.0. I have upgraded to 8.0. Now I can create the signature field but when I select "sign document" the programs bombs out [The program has encountered an unexpected error and needs to close] Do you have any suggestions as to what my next move is?
     
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    Jan 16, 2007 2:37 PM   in reply to (Mathew_Ferris)
    What happens if you disable or remove the third-party plug-in?
    I suspect the plug-in will have to be updated to work with Acrobat 8.

    If disabling the plug-in works, you will have to contact Topaz Systems.
     
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    Mar 28, 2007 3:01 PM   in reply to (Mathew_Ferris)
    Under the advanced pull-down, select "Enable Usage Rights in Adobe Reader".
     
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    Jun 6, 2007 8:18 AM   in reply to (Mathew_Ferris)
    Hello,

    Form 2nd post, I understand that I need to check for Signature tool in Forms->tools menu.
    But I was not able to find tools under forms menu.

    I am using Adobe Acrobat 8.0 standard edition.
    Please let me know how to create an empty signature block using my version of adobe.

    Thanks,
    Kiran
     
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    Sep 5, 2007 10:21 AM   in reply to (Mathew_Ferris)
    Hello,

    I have the same question as above - how do I create a blank signature field in Adobe 8.0 standard edition (NOT LiveCycle)???

    This was availabe in 7.0 but I cannot find this feature in 8.0. ???

    Please help! Thanks!
     
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    Sep 13, 2007 12:28 PM   in reply to (Mathew_Ferris)
    You should check out this document:

    http://www.adobe.com/devnet/acrobat/pdfs/digsig_user_guide.pdf

    Or other security related docs on:

    http://www.adobe.com/devnet/acrobat/security.html

    ben
     
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    Feb 26, 2008 10:01 AM   in reply to (Mathew_Ferris)
    I am unable to find the Create Blank Signature Field feature anywhere. I don't have a Forms under my Tools menu, and the instructions in the User Guide on creating the blank field do not work as written. I am using Adobe Acrobat 8 Standard 8.1.2.

    The only way I have been able to create a blank field is to place my signature each place I want a field, then right click and go to Clear Signature. It's backwards but it works. Hopefully Adobe will fix this error with a patch, or someone can tell me what I'm doing wrong.
     
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    Sep 1, 2011 8:53 AM   in reply to (Mathew_Ferris)

    Jeff,

     

     

    You are right it is not as it used to be in Acrobat 6 and 7, but it is still there!

     

    Go to Tools->Forms, and select the Digital signature tool.

     

    A cross will show up, and you can use t for placing your new and EMPTY signature field

     

     

    Tal

     

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    Apr 23, 2008 9:54 AM   in reply to (Mathew_Ferris)
    Or... Just do it this way. in your toolbar click on the Pen (Digitally Sign Or Certify a Document) it's next to the lock. Then choose "Place Signature"
     
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