Adobe Acrobat Sign

A Convenient Way to Sign...

There are two options available to staff when a signature is required on a digital document. First, let’s determine whether you need to use Adobe Acrobat Sign or Adobe Fill and Sign.

Watch the video below to learn more!

If you are still unsure which signing tool you should use, please refer to the Office of General Council (OGC) Guidelines here which outlines further details and use-cases.

Getting Started

Please find guides to help you get your digital document signed.

Need Adobe Acrobat Sign?

Adobe Acrobat Sign is a cloud-based e-signature service that allows the user to send, sign, track, and manage signature processes using a browser or mobile device, with security that you can trust.  Adobe Acrobat Sign is WSU’s preferred tool for digital signatures.

If your document is required to be legally binding, such as a Deed, Memorandum of Understanding (MoU), Agreement, Heads of Agreement, binding Term Sheet, Contract, Land Titles Dealing or any other form of document that legally commits the University, you will need to use Adobe Acrobat Sign to affix a Digital Signature.

Please note, there are a limited number of Adobe Acrobat Sign licences available to staff at Western. Access to the Adobe Acrobat Sign can be requested via WesternNow and will require your line manager's approval.

  1. Request access via WesternNow (opens in a new window); and once the request is fulfilled
  1. Log in to Adobe Creative Cloud (opens in a new window) with your WesternAccount to either use it on the web or download Adobe Acrobat to use on your desktop
  2. Review the following help guides

Need Fill and Sign?

Adobe Fill and Sign lets you fill, sign and send non-legal documents fast!

If you need a non-legal document signed, such as a letter, email, memo, or internal document, you can use Adobe Fill and Sign without needing to request access via WesternNow. Here are some resources to get started.

I'm unsure which option is right for me

If you are unsure about whether your document requires electronic or in the alternative a digital signature, please refer to the office of General Counsel Guidelines here in the first instance. Otherwise, please contact the Office of General Counsel (opens in a new window)