You may be required to apply an electronic signature to some campus forms. Typically, signature feilds are designated with a small red arrow.

The electronic signature requires that you create a digital file that Acrobat refers to verify you have applied your details. If you no not have a signature created please follow the steps below to create one.

  1. From the TOOLS menu select Sign & Certify > More Sign & Certify > Security Settings.
  2. Select Add Digital ID.
  3. Choose "A new digital ID I want to create now".
  4. Click NEXT.
  5. Enter your name and departmental information. Include your email address as well.
  6. Click NEXT.
  7. Determine the location where you wish to save your electronic signature.
  8. Create a strong password to protect your signature. You will need this every time you apply your signature to a file.
  9. Click FINISH.


Your electronic signature has now been created and saved to the location you designated. Acrobat will use this file to verify your identity. It is important to remember that if you delete this file you will have to recreate a new signature. When you apply your signature to a document you will be asked to enter the password you provided.