The PDF-XChange Editor recently implemented the ability to add a "typed" signature in place. This is available to both "Digital Signature Certificates", and for purely visual "Signatures and Initials" actions. Below will be explained the process for both areas, as well as a tip at the end on how to expand the limited "default" set of fonts available to these features.
(Click each section below to expand it and learn more)
Sign Document - Digital Certificate required
Before beginning, please ensure that you have a valid Certificate on hand (self signed or otherwise). If you do not already have one, you can obtain one, or create your own.
To begin, open the "sign document" window, by clicking the "sign document" button on the Home tab, then click "manage":
From there, select the template you wish to edit (By default, the top-most one is used and selected), then click "Edit":
After that, you can change the "Icon" option to "custom", and select "Type Signature" to add a typed out visual signature:
Now you are done, and can click "ok" to return to the signature placement process. The final result could look something like this:
Signatures and initials - No Certificate required
To type out initials, or full length signature look to the "Protect" tab, and click "manage > Add > Type Signature"
Then begin typing your name/initials as desired for your visual stamps. Note that "initials" do not authenticate the document in a secure way like digitally signing does, and some officials may not accept a purely visual signature stamp like this.
Adding additional fonts.
By default, only one font is available, if you wish to add additional fonts, you will need to place a copy of any desirable font file (in *.ttf or *.otf format) into the folder present here:
Note that this folder may not exist by default, if this is the case, Navigate to the "Common" folder, and create a new folder, called "SignatureFonts" (it is case sensitive, be doubly sure you have entered it correctly).
You can easily find common windows fonts, and those already installed, by looking in your Windows File system under:
As an example, here I have copied the "Curlz MT Regular" font into the directory, and you can see that a new font is available for selection under the "change style" dropdown:
The final result of using this new font is something like this: