Creating an eSignature on iOS, Android, and Desktop

No printer? No scanner? No problem! Signing docs made easy.

Did you know there are options available for free to sign documents electronically? For internal documents and purchase forms, there are solutions when a printer and scanner are not readily available to you.

Mark-up tools with iPhones and iPads are simple solutions for Apple users, and Adobe Fill & Signs are easy to use for Android users.  Desktop solutions are also available using Adobe Reader.

iPhone/iPad: Using Mail and Markup

  1. Open Mail and tap the compose button Compose button icon to start a new email. Or reply to an existing email.
  2. Tap inside the body of your email, then tap Left arrow icon or tap Return to open the format bar. You can also tap inside your email, then tap the cursor and select Insert Photo or Video or Add Attachment. You might need to tap the arrow button Arrow button icon to scroll through the options.
  3. Tap the camera button Camera button icon or the document button Document icon, then look for the photo or PDF that you want to attach and mark up. 
  4. Tap the attachment, then tap Left arrow icon. Tap Markup Markup icon to add your markup. Tap the plus button Plus button icon to add a signature, text, and more.
  5. Tap Done, then send your email.

Android: Using Adobe Fill & Sign

  1. Download the Adobe Fill & Sign app from Google Play
    Adobe Fill & Sign: Easy PDF Doc & Form Filler app on the Google Play store.
  2. Open the app and select a document to sign from recent forms or click the + to add a form to sign
    Adobe Fill & Sign application page with the Select a form to fill out icon. The icon is a clipart of a document with a plus sign on it.
  3. Choose an option
    A window on the Adobe Fill & Sign app is up with three options. The options are From PDF File, From the Photo Library, and Take a Picture.
  4.  Find the form to sign, or take a photo of the form
  5. Click the sign button (looks like the tip of an ink fountain pen) and then draw your signature for future use then click Done
    A Place Signature window is open with a red arrow pointing to an empty box for a signature
  6. Click the sign button again and then click on your signature to place it on the page
    Sample Form page with a Create Initials button at the topSample Form page with the example Initials in the previous image moved from the top of the page to the middle of the page
  7. Move the signature to your intended location
  8. Resize if needed
    Sample Form page open with the image from step 6 moved from the middle of the page to the bottom of the page and resized to be smaller
  9. Click the Share button and share the completed PDF as you'd like. NOTE: Emails include a line suggesting "Adobe Sign", so you might want to save the PDF and send it on your own to avoid that being included.

Desktop: Using Adobe on Computer

  1. Open a PDF document in Adobe Acrobat DC.

  2. Click the Fill & Sign tool in the right pane.
  3. Fill out your form:
    Complete form filling by clicking a text field and typing or adding a text box. You can add checkmarks and fill in radio buttons too.
  4. Sign your form:
    Click Sign in the toolbar at the top of the page. Then draw, type, or choose an image for your signature. Then click Apply to place your signature on the form.
  5. Send your form:
    After you have filled the form, you can share the PDF with others and even send to sign. To share the form, click Next and follow the instructions.


Have questions about using these tools or need a different solution? Contact Technology Help at [email protected] or 612-301-4357.



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