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To create a digital signature that can be applied to PDF forms, please follow the instructions below:


1. Open a PDF Form that requires a signature. This is denoted on a PDF form by a red tag that looks like this: 

2. Click on the signature field

3. You will be presented with a window labeled Add Digital ID.

4. Select “A new digital ID I want to create now” and click “Next >”.

5. Select “New PKCS#12 digital ID file” and click “Next >”

6. Fill out the information in the provided fields with your information and click “Next >”.

7. Leave the File Name value as it is and enter a Password for your Digital ID and click “Finish”. 

8. You will then be presented with this screen which you will need to enter the password you just specified in step 7.


9. After entering your password, click “Sign”.

In addition to setting up your digital signature, you can also have it display your actual signature along with it instead of just have plain text. To do that, please follow these instructions:
1. You can take a picture with a phone or an iPad and send it to your email address. When you receive the email, save the picture attachment to your desktop.
2. From the Sign Document window in Step 8 of setting up your digital signature, choose the dropdown menu for Appearance and choose “Create New Appearance…”.
3. On the Configure Signature Appearance, in the middle of the screen there is an option called “Imported graphic”, select it and click the “File…” button.

1. You can take a picture with a phone or an iPad and send it to your email address. When you receive the email, save the picture attachment to your desktop.
2. From the Sign Document window in Step 8 of setting up your digital signature, choose the dropdown menu for Appearance and choose “Create New Appearance…”.
3. On the Configure Signature Appearance, in the middle of the screen there is an option called “Imported graphic”, select it and click the “File…” button.

4. On the “Select Picture” window, click the “Browse…” button.

5. Select the signature picture you saved to your desktop in Step 1 and click the “Open” button.
6. If the signature looks good, click “OK” on the “Select Picture” window. If you do not like the signature, repeat steps 1 & 4 until it is satisfactory.
7. On the Configure Signature Appearance window click the “OK” button.

8. You should now have your handwritten signature included with your digital signature.

How to Sign a PDF with Your Created Signature
1. Open a PDF Form that requires a signature. This is denoted on a PDF form by a red tag that looks like this:

2. Click on the signature field.
3. The “Sign Document” window will be displayed.

4. Type your password in the “Password” field and click the “Sign” button.
5. You will then be prompted to Save the signed version of the document to a location of your choosing.
6. After saving the signed version of the document, the signature field should now show your signature.