Certified Sigs Should Allow Timestamping by Judicial Court E-Filing Systems
Our county's superior court system requires that we e-file all documents into the court; upon filing a document with the system ("LINX"), LINX timestamps it.
This doesn't work with a certified e-signed document, because Adobe locks the document from future editing. If I try to e-file a certified copy, LINX immediately rejects the file, because of course LINX can't timestamp it.
I'm forced to print out the file, physically scan it again, and e-file the document that I had e-signed in the first place! Am I missing a checkbox somewhere that I can check, to force Adobe to allow editing of certified documents?
Hi Molly, Kevin,
Thanks for writing to us.
From what I understand, you require your PDF to be digitally signed again, after you have shared it after certifying and digitally signing by your signature? Can you please try these steps and see if this is what you require:
1. Open PDF in Acrobat DC. From Tools→ select ‘Prepare form’ app and click Start. Add (at least) 2 signature fields from top toolbar and save the document
2. Right click on the first signature field and select ‘Certify with visible signature’. In the Certify Document dialog that comes up, under ‘Permitted Actions After Certifying’, select ‘Form fill-in and digital signatures’
3. Now sign the document by adding your signature
4. Send the document to LINX now
Does this solve your problem? Please let us know.
Molly Carmody commented
Kevin, will you vote for this issue, to push it up the ladder? Thanks in advance! - Molly
Kevin Aust commented
I have the same issue with submitting building construction documents to a local munipality's building department. They need to be able to digitally "stamp" my plans once they're approved, but can't b/c the file is locked. If there is an answer to this dilemma, I'd like to know.