Document Cloud Magic with Acrobat DC: Fill & Sign


Adobe Acrobat DC and Adobe Document Cloud open a whole world of possibilities. This new blog series, Document Cloud Magic with Acrobat DC, will focus on ways to unlock, this new potential. Let’s start by looking at Adobe Fill & Sign DC.  To envision, imagine this scenario:

You’re dropping your son off at the bus stop before heading over to the train station (where you commute to work). As the bus rounds the corner, panic fills his face — he forgot to have you sign the permission slip for today’s field trip. No time to fill it out now! You take the paper permission slip from him, and tell him not to worry. You’ll get it to the teacher before he even arrives at school.

It’s easy to fill and sign paper documents on mobile devices using the new Adobe Fill & Sign DC mobile app*. Follow these simple steps:

1. Tap to open the Adobe Fill & Sign DC mobile app.

2. Tap Select a form to fill out and choose Take a Picture from the menu.

3. Use the white button to take a picture, and then tap Use Photo and tap Done in the upper right corner.

4. At the bottom of the app, tap the Crop tool and use the guides to crop the image. Tap Done when finished.

5. Use the Magic Wand tool to clean the image if necessary. Tap Done when finished.

6. Tap anywhere on the page to create a field. Press and hold to select annotations such as checkmarks.

7. Tap the Signature button at the bottom of the app to add your signature. Use a stylus or your finger to sign in the signature field. Move and place the signature field.

8. Tap the Profile button at the bottom of the app to get pre-filled values such as your name and date. You just need to fill in this information once, and then you can use it on all future forms you complete with the Fill & Sign app.

9. Once the form is complete, tap the Share button in the lower right corner to email.

The desktop version of Acrobat DC also has the Fill & Sign tool. To learn more, check out this short video:

In the past, forgetting a permission slip would mean your child had to skip out on the fun, but this is no longer the case! The Adobe Fill & Sign DC mobile app allows you to easily fill, sign, and send any type of form. Be sure to subscribe to the Adobe Document Cloud blog to learn more about Document Cloud Magic with Acrobat DC.

*Available as a free standalone app or as part of an Acrobat DC subscription.



Posted on 04-09-2015


  • By Mohamed - 3:24 PM on April 9, 2015   Reply

    Is it possible for many reviewers to annote and sign a same PDF?

  • By ProDesignTools - 5:33 PM on April 9, 2015   Reply

    Thanks Lisa, this is helpful and very cool!

    Just to be clear for everyone – Adobe’s new Fill & Sign mobile app is free for everyone to download and use permanently to scan, sign and email forms, correct?

    In other words, even if someone were not a paid subscriber to Acrobat DC and Document Cloud, they can freely use this new iPad/Android app.

    • By Document Cloud Team - 4:02 PM on April 14, 2015   Reply

      Yes, you can download the Adobe Fill & Sign mobile app for free on iTunes or Google Play. You don’t need to be a subscriber to Acrobat DC/Document Cloud to use. ^LK

  • By Dee - 10:02 PM on April 13, 2015   Reply

    I do not think this is such a cool idea @ all! Too much fraud going on in the world today.

  • By Tony - 4:51 AM on April 15, 2015   Reply

    I want to continue using E-Sign but when I open a document to sign and send it opens in the new Document Cloud.

    • By Document Cloud Team - 8:50 PM on April 16, 2015   Reply

      Hi Tony – on the home screen you should see a cloud icon next to the files that are stored in Document Cloud. You can either open that file and use the track and send feature (on the desktop) or share feature on the iPad to send it on.^LK

  • By ruby vargas - 9:06 PM on April 18, 2015   Reply

    I need to add my own signature ?

  • By Garrett - 5:35 PM on May 11, 2015   Reply

    The one thing that I am finding frustrating is a lack of the ability to have multiple local signers.

    For instance, as a realtor, I am meeting someone to sign a contract that myself and normally two clients will sign at the same time in the same place. Using the fill and sign feature I can only locally add my own signature. I have to go into prepare forms and then email to the clients individually for them to sign electronically despite them being in the same room as me. How can I get around this? My clients love having a paperless transaction and it makes my job much easier.

  • By Ken - 2:01 PM on December 8, 2015   Reply

    How can I sync my incomplete forms with my Document Cloud/other cloud storage services with the Fill & Sign App? I think I can only send but not “sync” literally.


    • By Document Cloud Team - 9:40 AM on December 16, 2015   Reply

      Hi Ken,

      You can save the partially finished file to the cloud. What you are able to “sync” is your Profile information so you can reuse it in other forms both on mobile devices and in your browser.


  • By Angel - 12:25 PM on November 29, 2016   Reply

    Hi Lisa I really like this idea but I think I’m going to need a little help with setting this up could someone please give me a call to help me out with this new technology. Thanks a bunch

    • By Document Cloud Team - 6:11 PM on November 29, 2016   Reply

      Hi Angel! Let us know what specific questions you have and we can point you in the right direction. ^AR

  • By Apple - 9:49 AM on December 16, 2016   Reply

    Are documents signed using this software “legally” valid as in will the document/signature be held up in court?

    • By Document Cloud Team - 5:02 PM on December 19, 2016   Reply

      Hi there! These electronic signatures are legally valid. You can find more information on the legality of electronic signatures here:


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