How Do You Sign a Document Working Remotely or Without a Printer?

Adobe e-Signatures

There’s no doubt that working from home can be challenging, especially if you don’t have an office full of equipment. If you don’t possess a printer, how do you execute documents that need a signature?

If you are running Acumatica, you can integrate the signed documents directly into your system where they belong.

There are many tools available for electronic signatures, but the free tool we recommend is Adobe Acrobat Reader DC.  With this, you can set up an electronic signature and sign forms with ease.

Electronic vs. Digital Signatures

First, make sure you don’t need a digital signature.  Electronic signatures and digital signatures are different.  A digital signature is more secure.  It requires a private signing key so, in other words, it verifies that you have seen the document and authorized it. It’s very secure, but also complicated.

An electronic signature, is not as secure.  There is no signing key, it’s merely an image of your signature overlaid on top of a PDF document. You can do it with all kinds of apps, and it’s what most people require when they send you a document to sign.

Here’s how:

If you don’t already have Acrobat Reader DC, you can download it here for free.

Adobe Acrobat Reader DC Tips

Note: The advanced (paid) version of Adobe Acrobat Pro DC has these capabilities and more editing features.

After you have downloaded the Adobe Acrobat Reader DC open the PDF that needs a signature. Next click on Fill & Sign tool on the menu bar or the Pen icon at the top.

Adobe Acrobat Reader DC Tips

Adobe Acrobat Reader DC Tips

Once you click Fill and Sign, form fields are detected automatically when you hover over them with your mouse. Locate the line in which you want your signature to appear, click and begin typing your name.

Note: When you create your new signature, you can choose to type, draw, or import a signature image.

As you create your new signature, be mindful of the type of font you choose and color. Color is automatically black.

For more help on signatures, click here to visit Adobe’s support page. Don’t forget to subscribe to our blog for more tips and tricks.

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