Before you sign a PDF

You can expedite the signing process and optimize your results by making the following preparations in advance:

  • Obtain a digital ID, or create a self-signed digital ID in Reader.
    Note: You cannot create self-signed digital IDs from within FIPS mode.
  • Set the default signing method.

  • Create an appearance for your digital signature.

  • Use Preview Document mode to suppress any dynamic content that may alter the appearance of the document and mislead you into signing something you shouldn