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How to append digital signature to a pdf


Adekoya Rasak
 

Hello,
I have a pdf that i need to sign. I have my signature in a word document and jpeg format. Rather than printing, sign and scan, how do i append my digital signature to the exact line i want it to reflect in the pdf.

Thank


 

I know what it is you're trying to do, as I do it myself for billing sheets I submit, but I hasten to add that this is not a digital signature.

Digital signing is a thing of its own and requires no image file of any kind.  If the entity accepting the file allows digital signatures you can simply insert one on the file itself using your PDF reader or editor of choice (if it's got the digital signing feature, and most do).

See:  How to Electronically Sign PDF Documents Without Printing and Scanning Them
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Steve Nutt
 

Hi Brian,

 

Can you get to Fill And Sign using the keyboard?  I haven’t found it yet.

 

Thanks.

 

All the best


Steve

 

From: main@jfw.groups.io <main@jfw.groups.io> On Behalf Of Brian Vogel
Sent: 25 February 2019 16:10
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Re: How to append digital signature to a pdf

 

I know what it is you're trying to do, as I do it myself for billing sheets I submit, but I hasten to add that this is not a digital signature.

Digital signing is a thing of its own and requires no image file of any kind.  If the entity accepting the file allows digital signatures you can simply insert one on the file itself using your PDF reader or editor of choice (if it's got the digital signing feature, and most do).

See:  How to Electronically Sign PDF Documents Without Printing and Scanning Them
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Brian - Windows 10 Home, 64-Bit, Version 1809, Build 17763  

   Explanations exist; they have existed for all time; there is always a well-known solution to every human problem — neat, plausible, and wrong.

         ~ H.L. Mencken, AKA The Sage of Baltimore


JM Casey
 

I’ve never had to do this, but a couple of other blind users asked me if I could figure this out, and I never was able to do it. Would be interesting to know…

 

 

 

From: main@jfw.groups.io <main@jfw.groups.io> On Behalf Of Steve Nutt
Sent: February 25, 2019 4:33 PM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Re: How to append digital signature to a pdf

 

Hi Brian,

 

Can you get to Fill And Sign using the keyboard?  I haven’t found it yet.

 

Thanks.

 

All the best


Steve

 

From: main@jfw.groups.io <main@jfw.groups.io> On Behalf Of Brian Vogel
Sent: 25 February 2019 16:10
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Re: How to append digital signature to a pdf

 

I know what it is you're trying to do, as I do it myself for billing sheets I submit, but I hasten to add that this is not a digital signature.

Digital signing is a thing of its own and requires no image file of any kind.  If the entity accepting the file allows digital signatures you can simply insert one on the file itself using your PDF reader or editor of choice (if it's got the digital signing feature, and most do).

See:  How to Electronically Sign PDF Documents Without Printing and Scanning Them
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Brian - Windows 10 Home, 64-Bit, Version 1809, Build 17763  

   Explanations exist; they have existed for all time; there is always a well-known solution to every human problem — neat, plausible, and wrong.

         ~ H.L. Mencken, AKA The Sage of Baltimore


Adekoya Rasak
 

Thank Brian. However, I have tried to read the document you sent but
it has no keyboard shortcut.
Can you provide this. I have tried to open my Adobe to do this. I was
able to get to the fill and sign but could not proceed from there
because JAWS could not read the next set of page that open afterward.

Please, help.

Thank.

On 25/02/2019, Rasak Adekoya <rasakadekoya@gmail.com> wrote:
Hello,
I have a pdf that i need to sign. I have my signature in a word document and
jpeg format. Rather than printing, sign and scan, how do i append my digital
signature to the exact line i want it to reflect in the pdf.

Thank

Sent from my iPhone
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|Strategic Communications, Knowledge Management and
Disability-Inclusion Specialist,

“My approach to work is collaboration for collective impact”

E: rasakadekoya@gmail.com
T: 2348182164183, 2348034829045
Skype: Asiwaju.Rasak29
LinkedIn: https://ng.linkedin.com/in/rasakadekoya
Twitter: @Iamrasakadekoya


 

I'll dig into this at some point today.   

I have not tried this with Adobe Reader DC and don't try everything when it comes to programs that have been historically well supported by screen readers and that have been very largely accessible.  I'll try to figure out what the bump in the road happens to be and whether there's a keyboard shortcut or other method around it.
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Brian - Windows 10 Home, 64-Bit, Version 1809, Build 17763  

   Explanations exist; they have existed for all time; there is always a well-known solution to every human problem — neat, plausible, and wrong.

         ~ H.L. Mencken, AKA The Sage of Baltimore


Steve Nutt
 

Thanks Brian, I would certainly appreciate that.

 

All the best

 

Steve

 

From: main@jfw.groups.io <main@jfw.groups.io> On Behalf Of Brian Vogel
Sent: 26 February 2019 15:58
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Re: How to append digital signature to a pdf

 

I'll dig into this at some point today.   

I have not tried this with Adobe Reader DC and don't try everything when it comes to programs that have been historically well supported by screen readers and that have been very largely accessible.  I'll try to figure out what the bump in the road happens to be and whether there's a keyboard shortcut or other method around it.
--

Brian - Windows 10 Home, 64-Bit, Version 1809, Build 17763  

   Explanations exist; they have existed for all time; there is always a well-known solution to every human problem — neat, plausible, and wrong.

         ~ H.L. Mencken, AKA The Sage of Baltimore


 

Steve and Adekoya,

           I cannot find any blessed way to activate the Fill & Sign using the keyboard, and even if I activated it with the mouse, the dropdown menu under the Sign option is not accessible either via the keyboard nor, when I mouse over it, does it read anything relevant (Add signature versus Add initials).  Adobe has clearly done a poor job with accessibility in the Reader DC version of Acrobat Reader, which is a shame since they both invented the PDF format and had pretty much been "the gold standard" of accessibility with screen readers.

           Adekoya, what you had been asking about is an electronic signature, and I hate to even call it that.  I do the same thing in Excel spreadsheets and it amounts to inserting a scanned image of your actual signature.  There are some entities that will accept that, but many will not.

           I have found that PDF-XChange Editor has become more accessible than it had been at its release, and it has true digital signature capability, but that is not the same thing as inserting an image of a signature, and it is not supported in the free version of the program.

           I very seldom edit PDFs, and the ones I have to sign, such as my tax forms, generally download as editable for the form fields and allow me to save the filled-out form, including a typed "signature" which is accepted.

           If this is for a PDF form that you will use again and again and again, and can manage the rest of it in your PDF Editor of choice, this is a time where a sighted assistant could insert the electronic scanned signature into a blank copy, then that could be your template each time you need to use it in the future.

            I'm actually downright shocked at how inaccessible Reader DC is for other than strictly reading.
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Brian - Windows 10 Home, 64-Bit, Version 1809, Build 17763  

   Explanations exist; they have existed for all time; there is always a well-known solution to every human problem — neat, plausible, and wrong.

         ~ H.L. Mencken, AKA The Sage of Baltimore


Michael Mote
 

Hello all.  I have followed this thread with interest mainly because I am in desperate need of learning how to set up PDF files with editable fields that are accessible and useable by fellow screen reader users.  I don't want to high jack this thread.  I would like some help on this however.  If someone could email me privately, I would appreciate it very much.

 

 

From: main@jfw.groups.io <main@jfw.groups.io> On Behalf Of Brian Vogel
Sent: Tuesday, February 26, 2019 2:32 PM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Re: How to append digital signature to a pdf

 

Steve and Adekoya,

           I cannot find any blessed way to activate the Fill & Sign using the keyboard, and even if I activated it with the mouse, the dropdown menu under the Sign option is not accessible either via the keyboard nor, when I mouse over it, does it read anything relevant (Add signature versus Add initials).  Adobe has clearly done a poor job with accessibility in the Reader DC version of Acrobat Reader, which is a shame since they both invented the PDF format and had pretty much been "the gold standard" of accessibility with screen readers.

           Adekoya, what you had been asking about is an electronic signature, and I hate to even call it that.  I do the same thing in Excel spreadsheets and it amounts to inserting a scanned image of your actual signature.  There are some entities that will accept that, but many will not.

           I have found that PDF-XChange Editor has become more accessible than it had been at its release, and it has true digital signature capability, but that is not the same thing as inserting an image of a signature, and it is not supported in the free version of the program.

           I very seldom edit PDFs, and the ones I have to sign, such as my tax forms, generally download as editable for the form fields and allow me to save the filled-out form, including a typed "signature" which is accepted.

           If this is for a PDF form that you will use again and again and again, and can manage the rest of it in your PDF Editor of choice, this is a time where a sighted assistant could insert the electronic scanned signature into a blank copy, then that could be your template each time you need to use it in the future.

            I'm actually downright shocked at how inaccessible Reader DC is for other than strictly reading.
--

Brian - Windows 10 Home, 64-Bit, Version 1809, Build 17763  

   Explanations exist; they have existed for all time; there is always a well-known solution to every human problem — neat, plausible, and wrong.

         ~ H.L. Mencken, AKA The Sage of Baltimore


JM Casey
 

Thanks Brian.

 

 

 

From: main@jfw.groups.io <main@jfw.groups.io> On Behalf Of Brian Vogel
Sent: February 26, 2019 10:58 AM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Re: How to append digital signature to a pdf

 

I'll dig into this at some point today.   

I have not tried this with Adobe Reader DC and don't try everything when it comes to programs that have been historically well supported by screen readers and that have been very largely accessible.  I'll try to figure out what the bump in the road happens to be and whether there's a keyboard shortcut or other method around it.
--

Brian - Windows 10 Home, 64-Bit, Version 1809, Build 17763  

   Explanations exist; they have existed for all time; there is always a well-known solution to every human problem — neat, plausible, and wrong.

         ~ H.L. Mencken, AKA The Sage of Baltimore


Adekoya Rasak
 

Thank you Brian. I will seek for sighted assistance.

Well appreciate.

On Feb 26, 2019, at 8:32 AM, Rasak Adekoya <rasakadekoya@gmail.com> wrote:

Thank Brian. However, I have tried to read the document you sent but
it has no keyboard shortcut.
Can you provide this. I have tried to open my Adobe to do this. I was
able to get to the fill and sign but could not proceed from there
because JAWS could not read the next set of page that open afterward.

Please, help.

Thank.

On 25/02/2019, Rasak Adekoya <rasakadekoya@gmail.com> wrote:
Hello,
I have a pdf that i need to sign. I have my signature in a word document and
jpeg format. Rather than printing, sign and scan, how do i append my digital
signature to the exact line i want it to reflect in the pdf.

Thank

Sent from my iPhone

--
Rasak Adekoya
|Strategic Communications, Knowledge Management and
Disability-Inclusion Specialist,

“My approach to work is collaboration for collective impact”

E: rasakadekoya@gmail.com
T: 2348182164183, 2348034829045
Skype: Asiwaju.Rasak29
LinkedIn: https://ng.linkedin.com/in/rasakadekoya
Twitter: @Iamrasakadekoya


 

Adekoya,

            You're quite welcome.  Make sure that your assistant is either familiar and comfortable with Adobe Reader DC or comfortable following the step-by-step instructions in the article referenced earlier.

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Brian - Windows 10 Home, 64-Bit, Version 1809, Build 17763  

   Explanations exist; they have existed for all time; there is always a well-known solution to every human problem — neat, plausible, and wrong.

         ~ H.L. Mencken, AKA The Sage of Baltimore


Steve Nutt
 

Hi Brian,

 

I’m glad it’s not just me then.

 

All the best

 

Steve

 

From: main@jfw.groups.io <main@jfw.groups.io> On Behalf Of Brian Vogel
Sent: 26 February 2019 19:32
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Re: How to append digital signature to a pdf

 

Steve and Adekoya,

           I cannot find any blessed way to activate the Fill & Sign using the keyboard, and even if I activated it with the mouse, the dropdown menu under the Sign option is not accessible either via the keyboard nor, when I mouse over it, does it read anything relevant (Add signature versus Add initials).  Adobe has clearly done a poor job with accessibility in the Reader DC version of Acrobat Reader, which is a shame since they both invented the PDF format and had pretty much been "the gold standard" of accessibility with screen readers.

           Adekoya, what you had been asking about is an electronic signature, and I hate to even call it that.  I do the same thing in Excel spreadsheets and it amounts to inserting a scanned image of your actual signature.  There are some entities that will accept that, but many will not.

           I have found that PDF-XChange Editor has become more accessible than it had been at its release, and it has true digital signature capability, but that is not the same thing as inserting an image of a signature, and it is not supported in the free version of the program.

           I very seldom edit PDFs, and the ones I have to sign, such as my tax forms, generally download as editable for the form fields and allow me to save the filled-out form, including a typed "signature" which is accepted.

           If this is for a PDF form that you will use again and again and again, and can manage the rest of it in your PDF Editor of choice, this is a time where a sighted assistant could insert the electronic scanned signature into a blank copy, then that could be your template each time you need to use it in the future.

            I'm actually downright shocked at how inaccessible Reader DC is for other than strictly reading.
--

Brian - Windows 10 Home, 64-Bit, Version 1809, Build 17763  

   Explanations exist; they have existed for all time; there is always a well-known solution to every human problem — neat, plausible, and wrong.

         ~ H.L. Mencken, AKA The Sage of Baltimore