15 Replies Latest reply on Jul 19, 2012 2:33 PM by EdwardsMike

    How do I prevent the use of a digital signature?


      I realize this flies in the face of some core security issues built into PDFs, but here we go...


      We have a customer for whom we are creating fillable PDF forms.  Due to the nature of the documents, they require handwritten signatures on printed hard copy.  Since the ability to digitally sign any PDF is enabled by default, and especially since Acrobat Reader X apparently prompts the user to use a digital signature, our customer is concerned that some end-users (most of whom will be non-tech-savvy) will be confused by the digital signature concept and would prefer to prevent the use of digital signatures at all.  I have played with the security settings in Acrobat Pro, but they are not granular enough to allow filling in a form without also allowing a digital signature.  Any way to prevent signing?