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Electronically Sign Time Cards with Adobe

Saving employee time cards as a PDF makes it easy to store them electronically or email as an attachment to managers or your payroll processor. Adobe Reader X will even allow you to electronically sign PDFs. You can type your name, draw your signature, or place an image of your signature on a document. The signature becomes part of the PDF. Here's how:

  1. Open the timecard you've saved as a PDF.
  2. Click the Sign icon in the toolbar to open the Sign pane.
  3. To add text, such as the date, click Add Text in the I Need To Sign panel. Click in the document where you want to add the text, and type.
  4. In the Sign pane, click Place Signature.
  5. In the Place Signature dialog box, choose how you want to place your signature. You can choose to type, draw, or import a signature. Reader uses that signature on future PDFs you sign.
  6. When you are satisfied with your signature, click Accept. To use an image, click Browse and locate your signature file.
  7. Click in the PDF where you want to place your signature.
  8. When the document is complete, click Done Signing in the Sign pane.