I have an editable PDF I want to put on a WordPress site. When people just try to open the PDF in their browser normally, the signature field is just a text box. When I make an Adobe Sign request from inside of Acrobat, it converts the signature field to something that you put a physical signature into, and emails them a link. Is there a way to make a website able to generate a signable document that anyone can request?

  • Since I see this got bumped, I just wanted to point out that I never found the solution I was looking for. But, I was able to establish a workaround that might help others. I was able to use a contact form with a signature box add-on plugin that generated an HTML layout of the form. This completed form could then be turned into a PDF (if necessary) by using print selection > save as PDF.
    – Nosajimiki
    Jan 7, 2019 at 16:20

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I believe you need Adobe Live Cycle for direct mailable PDF forms.

For the average user or small business, it is generally cost prohibitive.

  • Thanks for the tip. FYI: Adobe Live Cycle is end of life, Adobe Experience Manager is supposed to be the replacement.
    – Nosajimiki
    Nov 5, 2018 at 21:15
  • And thank you for that. Clearly Live Cycle is not something I use, but have looked at.
    – Scott
    Nov 5, 2018 at 21:18

Take a look at Adobe Document Cloud. Solution is there and waiting for you. In short: you will upload PDF to Document Cloud and then embed it to WP site.

  • I figured out how to upload to ADC and make a link using Share > Get Link > View File, but the document you get that way still isn't signable like when you share using Adobe Sign via email from inside of Acrobat.
    – Nosajimiki
    Nov 6, 2018 at 17:58
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    But you do the same as in e-mail - get pdf that can be downloaded and signed. Online signing is not and cannot be embedable feature more that this.
    – mrserge
    Nov 7, 2018 at 15:41
  • I suspect if there was a way to do it, they would have made it doable this way. The more I think about it, they probably don't let you do this since it would be harder to fake your identity on a publicly accessible form. Thanks for the help anyway.
    – Nosajimiki
    Nov 7, 2018 at 15:50
  • You got the point.
    – mrserge
    Nov 7, 2018 at 16:42

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