Instructions for Creating a New Digital Signature in Adobe and Digitally Signing the SP Proposal Summary Form (PSF)

Updated 10/4/17

Step 1: Open document with Adobe Acrobat

Step 2: Click into the appropriate signature field.

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Step 3: Dialog Box displays, allows the user to choose to sign using an existing digital signature or a new one. If this is your first time digitally signing a document, select the “create new” option. Click Next.

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Step 4: Select “New PKCS digital ID file” as the format. Click Next.

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Step 5: Enter your Name, Organizational Unit, Organization Name, Email Address, and Country/Region. Leave the default information in place for “Key Algorithm” and “Use digital ID for” fields. Click Next.

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Step 6: When prompted, select a password that you will use when digitally signing documents.

Step 7: Apply your new signature to the document by entering your password and clicking Sign.

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In the future, you should be able to use this signature to sign PSFs, or other Adobe documents. If you need assistance, please send a message to ROSAmail@bu.edu.