alternative adobe acrobat for filling out pdf

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Is there another program I can use to write my signature (my name in cursive handwriting)
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Hi rgb192

Foxit PhantomPDF served me well by editing PDF's.

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Thomas
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Hi rgb,
You don't need the paid Adobe Acrobat to do that. You can do it with the free Adobe Reader. This five-minute EE video Micro Tutorial shows how:
How to create signatures in the free Adobe Acrobat Reader DC software

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you forgot "fill out my pdf with text" but the signature is right.
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Hi Thomas,
Nope...didn't forget that. I took "fill out pdf document with text" to mean that he wants to fill out a PDF form that has fillable fields, which you can do with Adobe Reader. Regards, Joe
Yes, my experience is that for every PDF you get that has fillable fields, you get 5 that are just pdf documents you need to print and fill out OR use a software to add your text to it. So I assumed he will have the same problem. just to say...

Apart from that, you are right.

cheers
Thomas
Joe WinogradDeveloper
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> use a software to add your text to it

In those cases, text annotations work well. The free Adobe Reader, free Foxit Reader, and free PDF-XChange Editor all have a text annotation feature. However, if you need to add/change/delete the actual text in a PDF (unusual when filling out a PDF, even if it's not a fillable form), then you'll need a product that can edit the text in a PDF, which none of the three free products that I mentioned can do (the paid versions of those products can, as well as many others).

> Apart from that, you are right.

I'm glad you think so.

Regards, Joe

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Good video. Thanks
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You're re welcome...I'm glad you liked the video. If you take a moment to endorse it by clicking the thumbs-up icon underneath Step #7 at the video, I'll appreciate it. Regards, Joe

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