Adobe Acrobat - Fill out and sign PDF documents

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  • Duration: 0.5 days
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Course outline

Duration : 0.5 days

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The reduction in transaction costs associated with signing PDF documents makes it a must-have favorite against signing a paper document. But when it comes to obtaining consent or authorization on a PDF document or form, organizations need help knowing what type of signature to integrate, electronic or digital, into their workflow. The electronic signature, simple and easy to use, is a graphic outline or an image of your handwritten signature affixed to a PDF document and constitutes a legally valid means, particularly recommended for the signature of PDF documents intended for internal purposes. As for the digital signature, it is based on a certificate issued by a Certification Authority (CA) and encoded with a mathematical algorithm to authenticate the identity of the signatory and secure the document against any manipulation. It is particularly recommended for signing external PDF documents. The choice of which type of signature to implement will depend on the type of documents you need to sign and the level of authenticity that the document must be able to support.

Simplify the processes, internal and external, where the signing of PDF documents is essential (authorizations, acknowledgments of receipt, orders, contracts, etc.) and work in agreement with your interlocutors by discovering and controlling all the tools for completing, signing, and sending PDF documents using Adobe Acrobat Reader DC or Acrobat Pro DC.

Prerequisites

Windows - User or equivalent – Adobe Acrobat Reader

Objectives

  • To understand the concept of signature.
  • Differentiate between electronic signature and digital signature.
  • Create and manage signatures.
  • Effectively sign a PDF document.

Teaching method

Presentations - Demos – Guided and individual exercises

Contents

Chapter 1 - INTRODUCTION TO THE CONCEPT OF SIGNING PDF DOCUMENTS

- Electronic signature or digital signature: which solution to choose?
- Prepare the document to be signed:
  • Create a simple document template in a structured tabular format using Microsoft Word.
  • Add fields to be filled in and symbols (Check box, radio buttons).
  • Convert the template to PDF format.
Chapter 2 - SEND PDF DOCUMENT TO SIGN

- Send the PDF file by email.
- Share a link to the PDF file to sign.
- Request signatures using the Adobe Sign application (optional).

Chapter 3 - ELECTRONIC SIGNATURE: COMPLETE AND SIGN A PDF DOCUMENT

- Fill out a document to sign:
  • Explore the Fill and Sign tools.
  • Add and manage texts, crosses, check marks and other filler elements on the pages.
  • Manage the colors of filling and signature tools.
- Graphically sign a PDF document:
  • Create and affix a signature.
  • Create and affix an initial.
  • Delete signature and initials.
- Send the signed PDF document.

Chapter 4 - DIGITAL SIGNATURE: SIGN AND CERTIFY A PDF DOCUMENT

- Create and manage a digital ID.
- Define a graphic aspect of a digital signature.
- Certify a PDF document:
  • Sign digitally.
  • Certify with a visible signature.
  • Certify using an invisible signature.
- Authentication:
  • Provide an authentication certificate.
  • List the certificates to be approved.
  • Authenticate received PDF documents.
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