How to Insert a Scanned Signature Into a PDF

You can insert a scanned signature into a PDF by inserting it into the "Stamps" feature. A PDF is a form of sending text and images in a readable and editable format if configured that way. If you need to consistently send signatures, it makes sense to save it to the "Stamps" feature. If you want to insert a scanned signature into a PDF, you can do so in a few steps.

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Launch an image editor such as Adobe Photoshop and open the scanned signature through Photoshop or another image editor.

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Use the eraser to erase the white background, and then click "Save As." Select "Photoshop PDF" as the file type and select "Save Transparency" and "Image Interpolation." Click "OK."

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Launch Adobe Acrobat. Click "Tools," "Comment & Markup," and then click "Stamps."

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Click "Show Stamps Palette," and then click "Import." Select your signature file to import and type a name for it. Click "OK."

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Launch the PDF file where you want to insert your signature. Click "Tools," "Comments & Markups," and then "Stamps." Click "Show Stamps Palette." Click and drag your signature stamp to the location you want it placed. Click "Save."