1) Every time I try to sign a document in Acrobat XI it required me to draw around the signature area, and then choose a digital ID. I don't want to use a digital certificate...i just want ot sign with my jpg signature file that worked on Acrobat X!!!
2) How do i reset all the security on my Acrobat system - the Edit Preferences only shows certificate options!!
3) When I go to sign a document, there are no options in the "Place Signature" item - no drop down list, no options, nada - how do i reset this to select from a file?
That depends on the file. Does it have any security restrictions? Is it Reader-enabled? Does it have any digital signature fields? Any of these things and more can prevent that feature from being available.
In Acrobat XI you go to Sign->I Need to Sign->Place Signature. Then in the "Place Signature" dialog you select "Use image" and browse to your JPG file. Acrobat XI will remember your JPG signature file for the next time you sign. Yoo can clear the saved signature and select another one if you want.