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Understand the Basics of Digital Signatures in Adobe Acrobat X

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Digitally signing a document can be simple or complex, depending on how you approach it and what you expect from it. Adobe expert Brian Wood explores the generic process for digitally signing a PDF document using Acrobat X and what you can expect.

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Final Thoughts

Final Thoughts

Well, there you have it—a simpler self-signing digital signature workflow with Acrobat. Like I stated in the beginning of this article, there are many ways to work with digital signatures, from a simple stamp that has a picture of your signature to using a certificate authority (CA) or other to sign and certify documents.

Because there is so much more we could go over, I wanted to offer some of the great resources that Adobe has available:

  • If you are looking for a digital signing solution that allows authors to create Adobe PDF files that automatically certify to the recipient that the author’s identity has been verified by a trusted organization, you need to check out Adobe Certified Document Services.
  • If you are looking for all sorts of further information on digital signatures, head over to the Adobe Developer Center.
  • Another great resource for digital signatures is the document library over at the Adobe Developer Connection.