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How to set a signing field date format or make it automatic

Date fields can be added either to customise your document when sending, or for signers to complete, or which are filled out automatically when the signer visits the document.

They can be added as sender or signer fields to your PDF on the PDF Edit page.

Signer dates fields can be dragged and dropped onto a document from the left hand side of the edit page. The format is set to "dd/mm/yyyy (auto sign date)". "Auto sign day" is the key bit here. It means the signing date will go in automatically when the signer access their document.

To change the format click on the field, then on field type/validate and select the date format required - remember, select an "Auto sign day" for the auto-magic.

This image shows where to add a sender field that requires a date format:

Image showing where to find the signer date field and date field formats on Legalesign

Sender date fields are on the left hand side of the PDF edit page . Drag and drop them onto your document page.

The format is set as dd/mm/yyyy. To change the format click on the field to see its form and then click the 'Type/Validation' option and select another format, e.g. mm-dd-yy.

Scroll down the list of field type/validation options to see all the many possible date formats available

This image shows where to add a signer field that is formatted for a date:

Where to find and how to change sender date fields