Add Conditional Fields To The Document For ESignature

Make a recipient of your document meet requirements in order to see and fill conditional fields. This feature ensures that your document will be completed properly.

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How to add conditional fields to a document

Conditional fields allow you to apply fields to your document which will remain hidden and only be asked to be filled out if the proper conditions are met to make the fields visible.


The first step is to place two types of fields on the document. We’ll keep it simple with two text fields.

  1. Place two text fields on the document where you would need them.
    • Next go ahead and name them appropriately so when you apply the conditional aspect you’ll be set.
    • Now you’ll want to select the second field that you wish to make conditional and open the Advanced options.
    • Click the checkmark for “Make this Field Conditional”.


  1. Select “Your Field” > Open Advanced > Click “Make this field conditional” checkbox.
    • To complete the requirements to make this field conditional you’ll next need to link the two fields together, making it so the second field will only display if the first one is filled out.
    • Up on the right of the document you’ll see a new tab that will display the Conditional checkbox and the option to “Hide this Field until…” and two drop down menus lasted as:
    • Choose By Clicking: ‘Is Filled in’
    • Select the option “Choose By Clicking…” and select the first field you named and created to link the conditional field to. Once that’s done you’ll have your first conditional field all set up and ready for use.
  1. Scroll to the top right of the document after making the second field conditional, then select “Choose by clicking…” > Select Field to link to the conditional field.
    • You can make any field type conditional once you set them up and wish for certain fields to only display and be filled out as needed. Its recommended to make the field that triggers the conditional field not required to avoid forcing someone to fill it out and triggering it.

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How you can add labels to a PDF to sign with signNow:

  1. Create your username and password totally free or sign in if you currently have one.
  2. You can sign in with the Single sign-on feature if you have the signNow profile.|If you possess the signNow account, you may enter using the Single sign-on functionality.
  3. Import the document from your mobile or desktop gadget.
  4. Alternatively, you may upload the necessary data file from your cloud storage. Our browser-based software is compatible with the most recommended repositories: Google Drive, OneDrive, DropBox.
  5. Quickly make alterations to your web template using our sophisticated but easy-to-use PDF Editor.
  6. Type the textual content, include images, leave your annotations or remarks, etc..
  7. You can create fillable elements of various types: text or date, calculated or dropdown, and more.
  8. Organize and put in place the attachment require.
  9. Place the Signature Field for sending to sign and collect in-person or multiple eSignatures. If applicable, you may self-sign the template.
  10. Finish editing using the Done button and go on to add labels to a PDF to sign.

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