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Learning how to fill out a PDF online can save you the hassle of having to print out forms and fill them out manually. E-signature platforms like jSign make it easy to create fillable PDFs that can be filled in and signed online.

With jSign, you can upload documents and add fillable signature and text fields to customize your forms. This makes it easy to streamline communications with others and create more efficient document workflows.

Here’s everything you need to know about how to fill out a PDF form.

How To Fill Out a PDF Online

Having to fill in PDFs manually can be frustrating. Printing out forms, filling them out, then scanning them back onto your computer is a time-consuming and inefficient process.

E-signature platforms like jSign let you sign PDF documents online and create fillable PDFs with text, signature, and date fields. Users can simply upload a PDF document, drag and drop the necessary text fields onto the document, save the document, and send the document to others to fill out and sign online.

Once the document is complete, you can download a copy for your records, and you’ll receive a Certificate of Completion to verify the document’s authenticity.

How To Sign PDF Forms

If you need to fill and sign a PDF online, you can use an electronic signature platform to do so in as little as a few minutes.

To sign a PDF online with jSign, log into your account, upload the PDF from your computer, drag and drop signature, initial, and date fields onto the document as needed, then insert your electronic signature as necessary throughout the document.

If you need to collect signatures from other parties, you can add as many recipients as necessary to your document and set due dates and reminders to ensure the document is completed on time.

Create Fillable PDFs With jSign

In order to fill out PDF forms online, they need to have interactive text fields. If your PDF doesn’t already have fillable text fields, you can use jSign to add them to your form.

To create fillable PDFs with jSign:

  • Log into your jSign account.
  • Upload a PDF from your computer or a cloud storage platform and add signers.
  • Continue on to the Placeholders step.
  • On the right-hand side of the screen, select the page that you want to add placeholders to.
  • From the Standard Fields pane on the left, choose the type of placeholder that you want to add. You can add signature, initial, date, text, and other fields to your document.
  • Click and drag the placeholder onto the document.
  • Reposition and resize the placeholder as necessary.

For every placeholder, you can indicate whether or not it’s required, and for text fields, you can set minimum and maximum character counts.

Once finished, you can save the document and send it to other parties for them to fill out online.

jSign Features & Benefits

As a leading e-signature platform, jSign offers a wide range of features and benefits to help you sign and manage documents online as efficiently as possible.

Flexible Form Filling

With jSign, you can add text, date, initial, signature, and other fields to your documents so that they can easily be filled out online.

In addition to PDFs, jSign supports .docx, .pptx, .xls, .xlsx, .bmp, .png, and .jpg files.

4 Ways to Sign

jSign users can create custom electronic signatures using four different methods. You can draw your signature on your phone or tablet, use a signing pad, choose from a selection of signature templates, or upload a picture of your handwritten signature.

After creating your e-signature, you can use it to fill and sign PDFs online with just a few clicks.

Custom Templates

If you need to reuse the same document on a regular basis, you can save time by creating document templates with signature and text placeholders. You can create a fillable PDF, or any other type of document, and save it to your account for future use to cut down on time-wasting, repetitive tasks.

Contact Management

jSign makes it easy to manage your contacts. You can add, save, and organize contacts, and when you need to send a document to multiple people, you can add an unlimited number of contacts.

Blockchain Technology

jSign uses blockchain technology to create audit trails that verify the authenticity of your document. Every action taken is tracked and time-stamped to help prevent fraud and tampering.

Whenever you or someone else signs a document with jSign, it is legally binding and enforceable.

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James Lintzer
Senior Marketing Manager

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