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Adobe Acrobat 9 How-To #120: Creating a Digital ID Profile in Acrobat 9

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Like many systems for managing documents and processes, Acrobat uses a digital signature to secure content. Donna L. Baker explains how digital signatures work and discusses the features that Acrobat 9 offers for setting up and using digital IDs.

Save Time by Specifying Default Signatures

To save time when you're working with secured documents, you can specify default signatures in the Security Settings dialog box. Select one of your signatures and click Usage Options to open the list. Specify the signature as the default for these purposes:

  • Use for Signing. Specifies the signature to use for signing a document.
  • Use for Certifying. Specifies the signature to use for certifying a document. (The same icon displays if you choose both signing and certifying options.)
  • Use for Encryption. Specifies the signature to use for encrypting a file.
  • Personalize. Attaches a descriptive name to the file.