Signing your signature is one of the most important and commonly done tasks on PDF documents. They add authenticity and legitimacy to the document, and are standard for legal, medical, and financial documents.
But removing signatures can be easier said than done.
Nothing is worse than having a document almost ready for use, when you find out there’s a signature where you don’t want it. Maybe you’re trying to re-use the document, so you want it blank again.
Fortunately, we’ve gathered the easiest ways to clear signatures from PDF in 2023. Find the one that works best for you!
When removing a signature from a PDF on Windows, there are multiple PDF editors that you can use. In this example, we’ll be using PDF Pro, our all-in-one PDF editor, creator, converter, and security tool made specifically for Windows Desktop. But you can use your preferred PDF editor.
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Adobe is a popular PDF editor that has a Mac OS version. You’ll need to subscribe to Adobe Acrobat DC premium in order to edit your PDFs, however.
Google Docs is Google’s free word processor. Anyone that has used Microsoft Word will be able to use Google Docs as they are very similar.
We have compiled the most common frequently asked questions about clearing signatures from PDF, for further help and information.
There could be multiple reasons. The PDF may be locked for editing, meaning that a password has been set so that edits can no longer be made on the PDF. Or your PDF editor may not be capable of removing signatures from PDF once they have been added.
Yep! To remove your signature from a PDF for free: Upload the signed PDF to Google Drive > Open the PDF in Google Docs > Click on the signature > Press [delete] on your keyboard.
One of the easiest ways to remove a signature from your PDF is by uploading the PDF in Google Drive, Opening the PDF in Google Docs, then clicking on the signature with your mouse. Then you can press the [delete] key on your keyboard to remove the signature.
To remove multiple signatures from PDF: Upload the PDF to Google Drive > Open in Google Docs > Click one signature then press [delete] on your keyboard (repeat this last step for all signatures)
You’ll need a PDF editor and the password that was used to lock it. Open the locked document in PDF Pro > Secure Tab > Password > Yes > Finish (leave everything else blank).
First, ask permission to remove their signature from the PDF. Then, either open the signed PDF in Microsoft Word, or upload it to Google Drive then Open it with Google Docs. Click on the signature with your mouse, then press [delete] on your keyboard.
PDFs are one of the most commonly used file formats in all things legal, medical, business, financial, and academic. But when it comes to PDF, clearing signatures is just the tip of the iceberg.
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