How to Electronically Sign a PDF

PDFs are specially formatted files which are typically used for official documents or forms.  One easy way to fill out a PDF form is to simply print it then write on it with a pen or pencil, however you can also fill out and sign most PDFs electronically. 

Here's some tips on how to electronically fill out and sign an PDF. 

First, make sure you are using the free Adobe PDF Reader software which can be downloaded at the Adobe website.  Click the download button below to go directly to the download site.  Make sure to uncheck the boxes in the middle to avoid downloading and installing the advertised additional software, that's partially how PDF Reader stays free. Adobe Reader Download

NOTE: While most web browsers can view PDFs they won't necessarily allow you to electronically fill and sign the PDF.  Make sure you are using Adobe PDF Reader. 

For complete steps on how to fill and sign a PDF, click here to visit the Adobe website


Contact Us & Online Help

Sometimes we all need a little assistance, especially with technology.

Online Help Request Form
Monday – Friday: 8 AM – 4 PM
Phone: 413-236-2165

Monday – Thursday: 4 PM – 7 PM
(when evening classes are in session)
Phone: 413-499-4660, ext. 6501

BCC Student Technology Support
Phone: 413–236–2165

BCC IT Help Desk
Phone: 413-236-3004, or ext. 3004 on campus

Note: The Digital Commons and BCC IT Help Desk can only directly support college owned equipment and software. Limited support is provided to personally owned devices such as laptops, cell phones, and tablets.