Stamp your signature with QuickSign

The advantage of using PDF forms is the ability to receive, fill-out, and submit the form without having to deal with physical papers, and without having to use the postal service to send the document. With the QuickSign tool, you can also validate a form by adding a digital copy of your very own signature.

Prepare your signature

To prepare your signature for use by the QuickSign tool in Nitro Pro 7, use the following procedure. Some knowledge of scanning and image editing is required.

  1. Sign your signature on a clean white sheet of paper using a black pen

  2. Repeat the process until you obtain a signature that is dark and solid, and without fades or smudges

  3. Use a flatbed scanner, multifunction printer, or camera to transfer an image of your signature to your computer

  4. Use an image editing application to crop the image to your signature and make the background white

  5. Save this image as a JPEG, PNG, PDF, BMP, TIFF, or GIF file


TIP: The QuickSign tool automatically creates a transparency from the white background of your scanned signature, making it appear realistic by showing any text or lines underneath the signature.

To create a QuickSign signature stamp:

  1. On the Home tab, in the Tools panel, click the arrow under the QuickSign button. Select Create New Signature. The Signature Properties dialog appears.

  2. Click Browse, select the image file containing your signature, and click Open.

  3. In the Name field, enter your name or a description of the signature

  4. To prevent unauthorized use of your signature, click Require a password to use the signature

  5. Enter the password and confirm it

  6. Click Save to create your QuickSign signature stamp

To QuickSign your signature on the page:

  1. On the Home tab, in the Tools panel, click the arrow under the QuickSign button. In the menu, select a signature from the Recently Used or Collection gallery.

  2. If requested, enter your password to use the signature

  3. A preview of your signature replaces your mouse pointer

  4. To place the signature, click anywhere on the document page

  5. A preview of your signature appears in a blue box, indicating that you must double click to stamp the signature onto the page

  6. To adjust the position of the signature on the page, click and drag it. To resize the signature, drag the red handles on the corners of the bounding-box.

  7. To remove the signature, select the signature and click Delete, or right-click the signature and select Delete from the menu.

  8. To apply the signature stamp to your PDF document, double-click in the shaded box

To manage your signatures:

  1. On the Home tab, in the Tools panel, click the arrow under the QuickSign button. In the menu, select Manage Signatures. The Manage Signatures dialog appears.

  2. The Signature section on the left lists your signatures. Select a signature to show a preview of it.

  3. Do one of the following:

    • To create a new signature, click Create

    • To modify the name, password or image for a selected signature, click Edit

    • To remove the selected signature stamp from the Signature list and gallery, click Delete

  4. When you have finished updating your signatures, click Close


NOTE: Any modifications you make the signature stamps in Nitro Pro 7 are not reflected in signatures already stamped onto a PDF page.

Stamp your signature with QuickSign