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Chapter 13. Digital Signatures > Creating a Digital Signature

Creating a Digital Signature

After you've created and saved your profile, you can create the actual signature that you'll affix to documents.

To add a handwritten signature to a profile:

1.
Scan your signature into a bitmap-graphics program (such as Adobe Photoshop) or use a program like Adobe Illustrator to create your signature and then save it as a PDF.

2.
If you are not already logged in, log in to Acrobat Self-Sign Security, and open the Self-Sign Security User Settings dialog box.

3.
Select Signature Appearance in the list on the left side of the dialog box, and click New (Figure 13.11).

Figure 13.11. Select Signature Appearance on the left side of the dialog box, and click New.


The Configure Signature Appearance dialog box appears (Figure 13.12).

Figure 13.12. Enter a name and click the PDF File button to import your graphic.


4.
Type a title for the signature, and click the PDF File button in Import Graphic From section.

The Select Picture dialog box appears.

5.
Click the Browse button to find your PDF file.

The Open dialog box appears.

6.
Choose the PDF file of your signature that you saved, and click the Select button.

You return to the Select Picture dialog box.

7.
Click OK.

You see a preview of the graphic (Figure 13.13).

Figure 13.13. When you have your graphic selected, click OK to see the preview of the graphic.


8.
Click OK.

The Select Picture dialog box closes, and you return to the Configure Signature Appearance dialog box.

9.
Click OK

You return to the Self-Sign Security User Settings dialog box.

10.
Click the Close button.


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