We have our phones and tablets with us pretty much at all times, but the sad reality is that we still rely on physical documents and signatures for anything important. While we can read and browse documents and PDF files on our devices, whether they are sent by email or downloaded from some website, to actually fill them out or do modifications to them, you’ll have to print it out and scan it back. But what if you didn’t need to do that? Today, we’ll show you a simple way to fill out and sign your documents on the go!
It may sound like it’s going to be complicated, but we’ll actually be using an app that makes this whole process incredibly easy to use. So, to start things off, go ahead and download the necessary app, Adobe Fill & Sign, by clicking this link. Once the app is downloaded, open it up, and you will see this screen:
As you can see, right away the app allows you to open and edit PDF files, and if you click on the icon at the top, you can add your own documents:
The best part is that they don’t even need to be in PDF format – as long as you have a camera, you can take a picture of any document you have laying around and let the app create a document for you:
Anyway, once you have your document, open it inside the app and you will see the main interface:
From here is where you’ll be doing your editing and modifications. While the main purpose of today’s lesson is to teach you how to sign documents, as you can see, there is a lot more that you can do. For example, you can check specific options on the document itself:
And you can add your own text to fields that require it – for example, filling out your name or location:
And of course, you can scale and change the position of all of your input:
Anyway, let’s say that you have your final document all filled out and ready to send, you just need to sign it. This is the fun part – just tap the pen icon at the top and you’ll see this menu appear:
Choose “Create Signature” and the app will ask you to draw your regular signature:
If your device has a stylus, you can get pretty fancy with it, but even just using your finger, you can get it pretty close to your regular signature:
Anyway, once you’re happy with it, tap “Done” and you’ll be taken back to the document. Now, when you tap the pen icon again, you’ll see your signature already there:
Tap your signature and it will be placed in the document:
Now, the only thing that’s left to do is to position it and scale it correctly. You can tap and hold over the signature to drag it around, or use the arrow to change its size. When you’re happy with its position, just tap outside and it will be added to the document:
To finish, you can save and send the document by tapping the share icon at the top, next to the pen icon:
As you can see, this app makes signing and filling out documents on Android a total breeze. If you only need to quickly sign a document, doing it on your phone is far easier than having to print it out, and you also save on paper and ink, not to mention time. The fact that the app also allows you to import your own PDF files and scan documents using your camera makes it an all-in-one solution for all of your document editing needs on the go. Any questions or doubts? Please let us know in the comment section below!