Not all e-signatures are created equally. Simple e-signatures (i.e., typing your name into a document) are easy to use, but they’re also easy to fake. Digital signatures, on the other hand, are superior because they allow you to securely and legally sign PDF files over the internet.
PDF documents are found virtually everywhere on the internet and within businesses. They’re used for digital contracts, technical plans, trademark certificates, and a litany of other important documents. As such, organizations need a way to prove that signed files are legitimate and haven’t been tampered with in transit. Knowing how to sign a PDF by adding a digital signature is how you can do it by creating an indelible record of the precise moment it was signed.
In this article, we’ll walk you through the process of how to digitally sign a PDF in Adobe Acrobat and show you how to verify whether a file’s digital signature is legitimate.
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