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Create a digital signature field in a PDF

The signature field lets you add an empty digital signature form field to a document. When a signer clicks on the field, a dialog opens and prompts them to certify or digitally sign the file with their digital ID.

To create a new digital signature form field:

1. On the Forms tab, in the Form Fields group, click Digital Signature

2. On a page of the PDF document, click and drag a rectangle to define the size position of the signature

3. Do one of the following:

  • In the Properties context tab, enter a Name for the field, and specify other properties, such as appearance and actions
  • Right-click the signature field, and select Properties. In the Signature Properties dialog, enter a Name for the field, and specify other properties, such as appearance and actions

To edit a digital signature form field:

1.Open the PDF file in Nitro Pro.

2. On the Forms tab, in the Form Fields group, do one of the following:

  • Click the field type that corresponds to the field you want to edit.
  • Click Select Fields

3. Click on the signature field, and do one of the following:

  • In the Properties context tab, edit properties of the signature field.
  • Right-click the signature field, and select Properties. In the Signature Properties dialog, edit properties of the signature field.