Creating Files in Adobe Sign

Adobe Sign is a product that makes preparing, sending, and signing documents for e-signatures incredibly easy and efficient.  Interested in the benefits of using an e-signature? Check out this video. There are also plenty of additional resources on the Adobe Sign Support site. Please keep in mind that attachments must be 10MB or less. Continue reading for tips on creating and uploading files throughout the Adobe Sign process.

Turning physical forms into digital files

  • Scan documents with Google Drive on your mobile device camera.
  • Download a document scanner app for your phone (Adobe Scan (for Android and iOS), CamScanner, TurboScan, Scanner Pro, Genius Scan, Prizmo)
    • These apps turn the camera of your phone into a document scanner so you can scan and upload your document. 
    • This website lists these different apps and the pros/cons of each.
  • Use a local scanner
    • Scanning the document to your computer will take that physical document into a digital file that you are then able to send.
  • Businesses with scanning capabilities (Fees may apply)
    • FedEx
    • UPS
    • Office Depot/OfficeMax
    • Staples

Turning Microsoft Word documents into PDF

  • Click on FILE in the top left corner of the screen
  • Click Save As and change the save as type to PDF
  • You can also click Print and change the destination to PDF

Turning JPG/PNG photos to PDF


  • Click the Preview app icon
  • Select an image to convert
  • Click Open
  • Click File
  • Click Print
  • Click the PDF drop-down box
  • Click Save as PDF


  • Right click on the image file
  • Select Print
  • Select Microsoft Print to PDF
  • Click Print

Shrinking PDF or Word documents to under 10MB

  • Use
  • Use Preview on Mac
  • Use Adobe Acrobat Pro 

Need help?

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  • For technical questions, contact the IT Service Center at (937) 229-3888 or
  • For general assistance using AdobeSign please reference the Adobe Sign Support site
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