Could you try saving the PDF from Acrobat using the File > Save As > Reader Extended PDF > Enable Additional Features.
If the problem still persists, please post a screenshot of the error message received while attempting to sign the PDF via Adobe Reader 10.1.3?
Also, please provide the screenshot of the PDF Document properties.
I have tried the file>save as>....solution and I do not have the Reader Extended PDF option available. I am using Acrobat 8. What this a feature added to a later version?
I have acrobat standard 10.1.3 and reader 10.1.3.
In standard I save my documents with sign formular using File > Save As > Reader Extended PDF > Enable Additional Features
In the windows "enable usage rights in adobe reader" I don't have the feature "sign an existing signature field"
In reader I have extended menu but I can't sign because I can't select it.
How must I do in acrobat standard to have sign menu in reader ?
Sorry. My bad. I was assuming that you have Acrobat X as well as Reader X. In Acrobat 8, you must be using the Advanced > Enable Usage Rights in Adobe Reader.
What happens when you click on the Signature field? Do you get the same error about the security settings? Could you please provide the screenshot for the Document Properties dialog.
Do you mean you are not getting the option for "Sign Document" option in the Extended panel in Reader 10.1.3? Or you are getting the option but it is disabled?
As asked above, could you please let me know the behavior seen when you click on the Signature field. Also, please provide a screenshot of the Document Properties dialog.
I just went to take a screen cap of the document properties and it is showing changing the document and document assembly and creation of template not allowed but signing is allowed but there is no security method in place
You should go to Extended pane in Reader to apply a digital signature to the Reader extended PDF.
Sign pane in Reader has some options disabled according to the document permissions, and is completely unrelated to Digital Signatures. The new Sign pane in Reader is an integration with Adobe EchoSign service in the sense that it enables an end user to fill-up documents, electronically sign and then send a PDF document, without having the need to print them. The Sign pane provides two options to the user:
1 - Fill and Sign: Here the user can place text using 'Add Text'. Users can add arbitrary text to a PDF, eg. in documents where Reader cannot interact with the document even though the document looks like a form, in forms where user cannot save the filled-up form. In such cases the only option a user has is to print the form, fill it and then fax or fedex the filled up document to the author or scan it and send it electronically. Using the Sign pane in Reader, a user can add text and also electronically sign the document (this is not the same as digital signature) using an image of their signature/create Typewritten signature/hand-draw signatures using mouse. With the 'Use an image' option, he can create a 'signature' from a scanned paper which has user's handwritten signature and place it on the PDF.
2 - Send for Signature: Here the user is sent to EchoSign for collecting signatures from others.
Hope that helps.
I insert a sign formular when I was in adobat standard
In this this video, it semms easy to use sign :http://tv.adobe.com/watch/acrobat-x/how-to-digitally-sign-a-document-with-adobe-reader/
But in reader it's disable why ?
Tell me what I need to sign in reader using adobat standard(is it available to digital sign not electronically sign).
Thanks for your help
You need to insert digital signature fields from Acrobat Professional (and not Acrobat Standard). If you check document properties (ctrl+D) in the PDF created from Acrobat Standard, you can see that Signing is not allowed (check in second tab labeled Security in Doc Properties dialog).
Save the PDF as Reader-Extended file from Acrobat Pro so that Reader users are able to sign it from Reader. For this, in Acrobat Pro, go to File->Save As->Reader Extended PDF->Enable Additional features and save. Now if you open this saved file in Reader, you should be able to sign it from the Extended pane.
Hope that helps!
It's not clear in the news you must use acrobat pro to do this !
OK thank you for you help !.
Hello I have same problem. Looking for days. This has got nothing to do the digital signatures!
I have a form. I have to fill partly in and send to PersonX via email who fills in the rest and signs off using echosign "sign" not apply ink signature in extended.
To keep my edits and not flatten I have to use submit form method on a button.
But adding button causes same error/warning as kw1227's yellow triangle. i.e. I canot sign.
Tried saving as enhanced. Signing is allowed on according to CTRL-D.
All very frustrating!
"Signing allowed" shown in document properties means you can apply a digital signature to the PDF.
Sign pane in Reader is unrelated to legacy Digital Signatures. This is an integration with Adobe EchoSign service in the sense that it enables an end user to fill-up documents, electronically sign (not "digitally" sign) and then send a PDF document, without having the need to print them. Some options are disabled in Sign pane according to the document permissions, eg. in Reader Extended documents (as in your case), files with digital signature fields, digitally signed PDFs, forms with Submit button (as in your case) etc.
Could you elaborate on exactly what are you trying to accomplish with Sign pane, so that I can suggest a workaround?
So sales person fills in some of form. Then clicks submit. This emails client who fills in the rest of form. I would like to use sign pane for them to place basic personal signature in a white box on form. Placing the signature locks the form. Client then sends back form.
Not sure I need or understand extended, as submit bottom works anyway. I just tried it hopeing submit and sign pane would work together.
We will be taking a serious look at echosign API later in year when we release our new sales platform. Letting 600 sales staff lose on echosign via unique logins to echosign site would be a disaster.
"Not sure I need or understand extended, as submit bottom works anyway. I just tried it hopeing submit and sign pane would work together"
OK now understand you need extended to submit a part filled form to client.
Is the sign pane being block intentially for force use of echosign portal?
As a quick solution I used Print to Adobe PDF from Acrobat X Pro. The resulting PDF is without such artifact.