I don't get what you want. The Place Signature feature is used to add a digital signature and should be available on the "Extended > Extended Features" panel, but you say you don't want to "explore digital signatures". Can you calrify?
I guess bbenedict07 is talking about the "Place signature" option in Sign pane? Is that right? All Sign pane options are disabled for Acroforms/XFA forms/Reader Extended PDFs in Reader 10.1.2.
I was just sent another PDF with a signature field. The creator showed me in Acrobat pro, he double clicks the signature field, and up comes a dialog box with a graphic of his signature. He clicks a button that places the graphic of his signature on the form. He then saves it to his local disk.
We need to be able to create a PDF in Pro that a user can open up on Reader and do this exact same thing. They need to open the document in Reader, click or double click the signature field, insert a graphic of their signature, and then save the form to local disk so it can be sent or printed.
I assume for this to work, the creator of the PDF has to do something to the form. And the person viewing the form in Reader has to do something to their ®eader setup to set up the signature. Can you provide these steps for me?
Open PDF in Acrobat Pro, go to Tools->Forms->Edit. Go to edit mode and add a digital signature field from 'Add new field' option. Close Form editing and save the PDF. Save the PDF as Reader-Extended file 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!