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Creating a Digital Signature With Power PDF

Kofax Power PDF allows you to do a wide range of things with your PDF documents. One of these incredibly useful features is that of creating a digital signature. These signatures act as ordinary wet-ink signatures and are legally enforceable. The main benefit is that you can sign your documents with these signatures without the need to print documents, sign them by hand, scan them and finally send them off to the recipient.

Today we’re investigating how you can create eSignatures for yourself to simplify document signing.

Getting Started With Your New eSignature

Digital signatures are especially easy to create with tools such as SignDoc and Power PDF. Here is a quick step-by-step breakdown of how you can create your own:

  1. Use Power PDF to open a PDF that you want to sign.
  2. Click on ‘Security’. You can find this on the main ribbon for Power PDF.
  3. Select the option ‘Handwritten Signature: Place’. You can now use a previously created signature if you have one, or you can draw a new one on the document.
  4. The cursor should now change to a Plus sign. Once it does, you can click and drag to draw a box on the document where you want to sign it.
  5. Click ‘Complete’. And you’re done!

It’s as simple as that, and the great part about this process is that you now have a digital version of your signature stored on Power PDF should you want to use it again later.

Benefits of Using Digital Signatures

Now that you know how to create and use an esignature, you might wonder why it’s worth doing over traditional wet-ink signatures. Here are the top benefits of using a digital version:

  • When using an electronic signature, you create a verifiable record of a document’s current state. What this verifiable state means is that should anyone or anything alter the state of the document, the recipient will see it as not an authentic copy and that the signatures have become invalid. This security makes using electronic signatures through Power PDF a trustworthy way to sign your documents quickly without any associated risk.
  • You will save time signing digitally. Traditional signatures of a document you receive electronically means that you must save it, print it, sign it physically, scan it and finally send it. Should you notice somewhere in this process that something is wrong or that you didn’t sign everywhere you needed to sign, you’ll have to start over.
  • The odds of losing your documents are significantly lower. Since you have a digital paper trail of every document you sign and send, you don’t have to worry about accidentally misplacing it or losing it in a stack of paper heading for a shredder.

Power PDF offers much more than electronic signature support for anyone who regularly uses PDFs. Whether you want to edit, create or sign PDFs, you can find out just how easy it is with our 15-day free trial. We also offer a 30-day money-back guarantee if you use the product and you aren’t happy with it.

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