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Take Control of PDFpen 5 by Michael E Cohen

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Add a Scanned Signature

Ordinarily, when a non-interactive PDF form requires a signature, you can fill out the form with PDFpen, print it, and sign the printed copy. Sometimes, though, the party that sent you the form may allow you to send a PDF of a signed form back via email. If so, you can add a signature to a PDF form within PDFpen and avoid the printing step.

Warning

A signature image, like any other image in a PDF, can easily be copied and reused. Make sure you send PDFs containing images of your signature only to trusted parties. Of course, a scoundrel receiving your signature on paper could just scan it too, so it’s not as though avoiding a digital format is a guarantee of safety.

Figure 8-5 shows an example of a signature imprint placed ...

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