Validating signatures

Validating signatures

Signatures panel overview

Signatures panel overview

The Signatures panel lists all the signatures in the current document. Each signature has an icon identifying its verification status. Verification details are listed beneath each signature and can be viewed by expanding the signature, or by making selections from the Options menu in the Security panel.

Display the Signatures panel

 Choose View > Navigation Panels > Signatures, or click the Signatures button  in the navigation pane.
You can right-click/Control-click a signature field in the Signatures panel to do most signature-related tasks, including adding, clearing, and validating signatures. In some cases, however, the signature field may become locked after you sign it.

Expand or collapse a signature

 In the Signatures panel, click the plus sign (Windows) or triangle (Mac OS) next to the signature to expand it. Click the minus sign (Windows) or the rotated triangle (Mac OS) to collapse it.

When collapsed, the signature shows only the name, date, and status.

Clear or remove a digital signature

Clear or remove a digital signature

 Do one of the following:
  • To remove a signature, right-click/Control-click the signature field and choose Clear Signature Field.

  • To remove all signatures in a PDF, choose Clear All Signature Fields from the Options menu in the Signatures panel.

Sign a PDF

Sign a PDF

You can sign a PDF to indicate your approval. A PDF can be signed more than once and by more than one person. When you sign a document, your digital signature appears in the signature field. The appearance of the signature depends on options you choose. The actual information for your digital signature is embedded in the PDF.

Sign a PDF

For best results, use Preview Document mode to add your signature. See Sign in Preview Document mode.
  1. Click the signature field, or do one of the following:
    • Choose Document > Sign > Sign Document.

    • Click the Sign button  in the Tasks toolbar and choose Sign Document or Place Signature.

  2. If you chose Place Signature, you