By Megon VenterFri. 03 May. 20243min Read

How to Remove Signatures from PDFs: 3 Easy Ways

In this blog post, we'll explore how to remove signatures from PDFs, providing you with the flexibility you need to manage your documents effectively.
How to Remove Signatures from PDFs: 3 Easy Ways

Digital signatures offer a secure way to authenticate and validate the contents of a file, especially in the case of an original document.


However, there may be times when you need to remove a signature from a PDF. This could be because the document needs to be edited further, or the signing process was done by mistake.

Megon Venter
Blog Author | B2B SaaS Content Writer
Megon is a B2B SaaS Content Writer with 7 years of experience in content strategy and execution. Her expertise lies in the creation of document management tutorials and product comparisons.


1. PDF Reader Pro's Signature Tool

PDF Reader Pro is equipped with powerful editing tools, including a signature tool that allows you to add, edit, or remove signatures from PDF documents with ease. Here's how to remove a signature using PDF Reader Pro:


Step 1: Open the PDF File

Choose the document that contains the PDF signature.

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*Note: This process will work if the document is saved as an unflattened file with only your signature attached.

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Step 2: Remove the Signature from PDF

Navigate to the electronic signature and click on it.

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Step 3: Right-Click on the Digital Signature

Select the delete option to remove the digital signature field.

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2. White Out the Signature

A simple way of cover a digital signature on a PDF file is to white it out using the tools provided within the annotation toolbar. However, it's important that you only perform this on a document signed by yourself. 


Step 1: Open Your Document

Click "Open File" or drag and drop the PDF file into the Home interface.


Step 2: Click on "Tools"

Select the rectangle icon and drag the shape over your signature.

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Step 3: Remove the Digital Signature

Under the panel on the right, choose white as the fill color to cover the signature.

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3. Convert the PDF to Another Format

If you're unable to remove the signature directly from the PDF, you can convert the document to another format, such as Microsoft Word or a plain text file, and then remove the signature. Here's how:


Step 1: Open Your PDF with the Electronic Signature

Select "Converter" from the toolbar.

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Step 2: Choose Your File Format

Open the converted document in a word processing program.

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Step 3: Locate the Correct Signature

Remove the editable signature and save it back to PDF file format.


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With the right tools and techniques, you can quickly and easily manage your documents, whether you need to make edits, corrections, or revisions.


Experiment with these methods to find the one that works best for you, and streamline your document management process.

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