How to organize, sign, and protect PDFs using your mobile device

by Laura Silva, Marketing Program Manager

How to organize, sign, and protect PDFs using your mobile device

Organizing, signing, and protecting are common workflows frequently used to modify existing PDF documents. If you need to perform these workflows while on the go, Foxit MobilePDF lets you do them all on your smartphone or tablet. Let’s look at an example of how this can work.

Say you’ve got a job application form that’s already fillable and you want to modify it while you’re on your mobile device. Here’s what you do.

First, open Foxit MobilePDF and look for the application form.

If you want to add a document, click on the right side and select Organize Page, then go to the Insert tab and choose the document you want to include.

Now, let’s say you want to move one page of the document. To organize them, all you do is click the page, then drag and drop it where you want it to be.

To sign the application form, click on the left side to go to the main menu. Next, select Sign. Here, you can upload a certificate, select a signature from the gallery, or create a new signature. To create a new signature, just draw the signature on the screen then click Save. Finally click the screen, place the signature where you want it to be, select Sign, and confirm.

Lastly, you can protect our PDF so no one can modify it. To do this, go to the left-hand menu and select Protect Document. You have two protection options: company confidential or custom, in which you can determine who has access and their level of permissions. If you want to create a custom option, simply enter who has permission to read or make changes to the document by clicking the boxes.

You can allow anyone to read the document but restrict only yourself to make changes, for example. Or you could allow only a specific group—say, your team—to read the document and enable all of them to make changes. The choice is yours.

Lastly, click Protect and your document is ready to be sent to recipients. That’s it. A very straightforward way of working with PDF documents when you’re on the go means more productivity for you and the people using the documents you create.

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