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JotForm is a free online form builder which helps you create online forms without writing a single line of code. No sign-up required.

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We believe that if one user has a question, there could be more users who may have the same question. This is why many of our support forum threads are public and available to be searched and viewed. If you’d like help immediately, feel free to search for a similar question, or submit your question or concern.

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    How can I allow a signature to be placed onto an uploaded pdf file?

    Asked by nathansklardc on October 21, 2014 at 01:27 PM

    my goal is to upload one of our insurance forms and allow for the client to sign on the form itself where it is required in order to be legal. is there a widget or feature that will allow this?


    thank you

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    JotForm Support

    Answered by Mike_T on October 21, 2014 at 03:03 PM

    Thank you for contacting us.

    There are two signature widgets available at JotForm Smooth Signature and E-Signature. They can be used to accept the signatures on forms. If the goal is to have online insurance forms this can be a good solution.

    Note, that you will also be able to download the form submissions (entries) in a PDF format, the signatures are being included to these submission PDFs.

    If you need any further assistance, please let us know.

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    Answered by nathansklardc on October 21, 2014 at 03:43 PM

    I think I'm confused. I am aware that you can sign the form. But I would like to upload my own form in a pdf format and then allow for the form to be signed. 

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    JotForm Support

    Answered by Mike_T on October 21, 2014 at 05:32 PM

    If you would like to allow your users to sign a PDF document, you can use a DocuSign Widget Integration on the form.

    However, it does not mean that your PDF form will be converted into an online form with the fields that can be filled (Text Boxes, Drop Downs, Check Boxes, Radio Buttons, Matrix fields etc).

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    Answered by Ben on May 07, 2015 at 03:50 PM

    I wanted to update you that since today you can also add Adobe eSign (former EchoSign) to your jotform as well. They are well known and such signatures should be valid if on your form.

    You can take a look at this video to see how you can use it: https://vimeo.com/125035338

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    Answered by dwfender on June 19, 2015 at 10:50 AM

    Hey, I actually tried inserting adobe esign into my form, and I keep getting a message saying there are errors in the form.  All I did was enter the text from the document I need signed, added the little adobe widget, and text boxes for the signers name and date, so I don't know how I could've gone wrong.

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    Answered by KadeJM on June 19, 2015 at 11:59 AM

    I'm sorry to hear that you are still having an issue with the esign widget.

    Looking back through your thread and also on your account could you please tell us which form you are having this issue on so that we can investigate?

    I see you have a couple forms but I'm currently unsure which form this was for as you have several forms on your account as well. 

    Also, I tried to replicate it on my end in a separate test but I could not.

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    JotForm Support

    Answered by TitusN on August 30, 2016 at 03:13 AM

    We've updated the DocuSign widget: https://widgets.jotform.com/widget/docusign

    When users sign your form, they will receive a PDF Copy. 

    Give it a try, and let us know.