Information Technology Solutions

Information Technology Solutions

Insert an Adobe Digital ID signature on your documents

  1. Save the document you want to sign electronically as an Adobe PDF file.
  2. Right‑click the PDF you saved in Step 1, then click Open at the top of the menu.

    NOTE: If the Open option does not appear at the top of the menu choices, click Open with, and then click Adobe Acrobat. You may also click Choose another app and then click Adobe Acrobat.

    right click pdf click open with and then click adobe acrobat

  3. Once the document opens, on the menu bar, click Tools, scroll down to the Forms & Signatures group, and then select Certificates.
    Certificates icon in the Forms & Signatures group
  4. On the Certificates toolbar, click the Digitally sign tool.
    Certificates tool bar, Digitally sign tool
  5. Read the instructions on the Adobe Acrobat window and click OK.
    Adobe Acrobat window instructions
  6. Click and drag your mouse to draw the area where you want your signature to appear, ensuring the box is big enough for your signature to be readable.
    Click-and-drag to draw signature box
  7. On the Sign with a Digital ID window, choose from the following options:
    • If you have previously created a Digital ID, select your existing Digital ID, click Continue, and then proceed to Step 12.
    • To create a new Digital ID, click Configure New Digital ID, and then proceed to Step 8.

    Configure new digital ID button

  8. On the Configure a Digital ID for signing window, select Create a new Digital ID, then click Continue.
    Create a new digital ID and continue button
  9. On the Select, the destination of the new Digital ID window, select Save to Windows Certificate Store, and then click Continue.
    Save to windows certificate store and continue button
  10. On the Create a self‑signed Digital ID window, complete the fields as follows, and then click Save:
    • Name: User Name
    • Organizational Unit: Your organizational unit at the College
    • Organization Name: RRC Polytech
    • Email Address: Your College email address
    • Country/Region: Canada
    • Key Algorithm: 2048-bit RSA
    • Use Digital ID for Digital Signatures

    Create self-signed digital ID fields

  11. On the Sign with a Digital ID window, select your Digital ID, and then click Continue.
    Sign with a Digital ID window, select Digital ID, click Continue
  12. On the Sign as “User Name” window, click Sign.
    IMPORTANT: If you apply a Digital ID to an RRC Polytech Financial Services document, do NOT select the Lock document after signing the check box. Financial Services requires the ability to modify your digitally signed documents.

    sign as user name window, sign button
  13. On the Save As PDF window, click Save, and your document will now include your Digital ID.

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