When I open the pdf of my return, why is the signature box blank?
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lllllljjj
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When I open the pdf of my return, why is the signature box blank?

 
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MaryK1
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When I open the pdf of my return, why is the signature box blank?

If you efile, it is an electronic signature (your AGI or 2016 PIN) that does not appear on the paper form. 

See https://www.irs.gov/uac/signing-an-electronic-tax-return

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lllllljjj
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When I open the pdf of my return, why is the signature box blank?

So it is normal for the paper form signature boxes to be all blank? It only said "self-prepared."
MaryK1
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When I open the pdf of my return, why is the signature box blank?

Yes, you should have received an email confirmation with an ECN number- that is your electronic signature and proof of filing.  If you need this, you can log back in and look for your 2016 taxes on your timeline.
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lllllljjj
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When I open the pdf of my return, why is the signature box blank?

Thank you for your help!
MaryK1
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When I open the pdf of my return, why is the signature box blank?

You are most welcome, glad to be here.
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