Yes! You can do the same.
Once you choose to add Digital Signature to PDF, click on Create New Appearance...option under Appearance label as shown below:
From Configure Signature Appearance dialog box that opens, uncheck 'Date' option as well as select the desired options you wish to display in your signature.
Thank you for your reply, it is correct. But it is not what I wanted and I apologise for not having phrased my question properly. What I intended to ask was:
Is there any way one can exclude the time and GMT (shown circled above)?
When you select the Date checkbox, Adobe prints the following:
08:23:03 + 01'00'
Adobe is being imprecise by calling this a date. It is, in fact, date + time + GMT. It should really be called something like extended date. After checking the Date checkbox, I would like to know if there is a setting that would only print the following:
And that is what is properly called a date - year, month, day. Acrobat does not seem to have an option to print just this part and ignore the rest. So I am asking if there are more sophisticated tricks for doing this.
No, there is no such setting.
In the Signature Appearance dialog box you can import a graphic. Create a graphic with the date and import it.
Ok, got it. It's a shame, but thanks.
Thanks for your answer. Sure, I can import a graphic with a written date, but in an engineering firm like the one I work in where hundreds of forms are signed each month, little things like this add to the overhead. Hardly anyone wants to create a new signature with updated date graphic each day - everyone is already up to his/her ears in work.
If Acrobat were to include an extra pair of Radio Buttons to Show "time" and "GMT" in the Configure signature appearence dialog ("Configure Text" section), this would make the date format more flexible and I am willing to bet, more acceptable for many users.
As isakten pointed out, that possibility does not exist at present, so we will endure the date+time+GMT format until a subsequent version of Acrobat implements the above suggestions.
I would like there to be only one available appearance: the word SIGNED. Because nothing else can be trusted. The end user needs the habit of checking the signature validation, rather than looking on the page, where it could say that red is blue quite happily.
But if you are willing to trust the message "SIGNED" because it was securely generated by Adobe, then you might as well also optionally include a date (in the different ways I proposed) to let folks know when you signed. That is also crucial information.
Ah, I would trust the message to tell me to check validation information (including date) in a way that cannot be faked. Otherwise, there is the temptation to look at a file which SAYS it was signed on a particular date, and trust this information. Validating signatures is extra steps; it is human nature not to do them when checking the hundredth or thousandth file, at least in my culture.