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How to eSign a PDF

Learn how to electronically sign a PDF using this video guide

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Sign PDFs and collect signatures up to 24x faster. eSigning a document requires just a few minutes of your time without the need for printing, scanning, or sending.

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Connect your signNow account to cloud services or implement them into your website or app to allow others to eSign PDF files seamlessly.

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Ask recipients to fill out specific fields. Add fillable fields for texts, numbers, or prices to your document, and sign a PDF when a recipient fills them out.

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Your complete guide on how to eSign a PDF file

In the past, when people used digital signatures to sign PDF files, they had to request specialized certificates from certified authorities. Now, with eSignatures becoming widely used and accepted, eSigning PDFs online has become an easy task for anyone with a device and internet connection.

More and more companies have started using electronic signature solutions in their workflows. It helps businesses accelerate existing processes without developing or buying complicated software that costs them time and money.

How to sign a PDF online:

  • 1. Log in to your signNow account or create a new one.
  • 2. Click Upload or Create to import files to the system.
  • 3. Enhance your document or transform it into a form with fillable fields using the tools from the left sidebar.
  • 4. Select My Signature, click on the document where it must be inserted, and create a PDF signature by typing, drawing, or uploading it.
  • 5. Select Sign to approve the signature.
  • 6. Click Save and Close to apply changes and return to the Documents tab.
  • 7. Select More ➜ Download to save the file, More ➜ Email a Copy to store it in an inbox, or More ➜ Invite to Sign to collect signatures from other people.

With such a robust PDF signature creator, you can simplify contract management workflows, accelerate the speed of completing routine tasks connected to preparing or signing documents, and get more benefits in less time. In addition, implementing signNow is easy and possible right now thanks to its user-friendly interface and the fact that you don’t need to install anything to start using it. Try it and feel the difference!

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Instructions on how to add a signature to a PDF file

If you haven’t used a PDF signature before, adding your first one may seem intimidating. However, with signNow and its user-friendly interface, you can easily handle this process.

Follow the guide below and learn how to eSign a PDF file in a few simple steps:

Step 1. Upload a document.

In your signNow account, click the Upload or Create button and select Upload documents. Next, choose the file from your device’s internal storage.

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Step 2. Add fields for another party (optional).

If you want to eSign a PDF and request signatures from other people, use the tools in the left toolbar. There you can find specialized options to add dropdown menus, attachment requests, or fillable text and signature fields. Select the appropriate tools and click on your document to insert them. To apply the changes, click OK.

Add fields for another party (optional)

Step 3. Sign a PDF electronically.

Select the My Signature tool from the bottom part of the left toolbar and click on the place where you intend to place the PDF signature. In the pop-up window, select one of the available signing methods: type, draw, or upload. Then, click Sign to save your signature. Adjust its place and size. Confirm the placement by clicking OK.

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Step 4. Export your document.

If you’ve added fillable fields for other parties, you can send the document for signing. Click Invite to Sign, indicate recipients’ emails, configure additional settings, and click Send Invite. Otherwise, if you want to just save the electronically signed PDF on your device, select Save and Close. Then, in the Documents tab, click More ➜ Download.

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Fill and sign PDFs online and start your digital business transformation

Many businesses have embraced the digital transformation movement. However, even after putting in the effort, many small and medium-sized companies struggle to figure out how to go digital. They look at convenient applications or workflows developed by industry-leading giants but can’t afford these professional solutions. Beyond the hefty price tag, businesses hold off on digitalization because they are scared of violating security compliance policies that they can’t handle on their own. As a result, they continue to provide their services in an old-fashioned way.

The perception that it is expensive to implement solutions to begin your digital transformation is only partly true. If you take a closer look at the modern market, you’ll see that there are ample affordable solutions that can digitize your workflows and accelerate your work. For example, signNow, which enables its users to save hours per week by signing PDF files online.

signNow can be your first step in the digital direction. The secure and reliable solution provides you with multiple helpful abilities:

  • Fill and sign PDF files.
  • Request additional documents in attachments.
  • Receive payments.
  • Automate signing steps.
  • Track all the changes in your documents.
  • Create Teams and improve collaboration.

These options will change your usual approach to document management. When you’re able to electronically sign PDF files instead of printing, manually signing, and scanning or sending them to the recipients, you save time and money. Consequently, you close deals faster and provide customers with services more quickly, so their satisfaction level grows. Plus, you get more time to find and attract new clients to increase profits without worrying about the safety of your data: signNow is compliant with the most important global, US, and EU data security policies.

Digital transformation can be simple if you know where to begin. And having the ability to eSign PDF files is a good start. Take advantage of the professional and reliable solution. Create your signNow account!

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How to eSign a PDF online

Using online solutions to sign a PDF is a wise decision. This way, you don’t have to install any specialized software on your device and, consequently, don’t need to have the latest software and hardware. All the necessary tools you need to validate documents are available right in your web browser; the only requirement is an internet connection.

With professional eSignature solutions like signNow, the process of eSigning PDFs becomes even more beneficial. Follow the step-by-step guide below to learn how to add a signature to a PDF online:

  • 01.Log in to your signNow account.
  • 02.Click Upload or Create to upload a document from your device.
  • 03.Insert fillable fields, checkboxes, or dropdowns (if required) using the left toolbar.
  • 04.Click My Signature.
  • 05.Draw, type, or upload your unique signature and click Sign.
  • 06.Adjust its size and place. Confirm by clicking Ok.
  • 07.Click Save and Close to leave the editor.
  • 08.Select More ➜ Download to save it to your device.

You’ll have your file signed in a minute or two. It’s significantly faster than printing, manually signing, scanning, and sending a document by email or regular mail service. Don’t wait to go digital and start using PDF signatures. Accelerate your document workflows. Boost your efficiency. Sign up now!

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How to eSign a PDF in Google Chrome

Usually, people who need to sign a PDF located on the web need to find it, download it to a device, and upload it to the appropriate service. At first glance, it requires just a little bit of your time. However, if you calculate all the time spent on these procedures per week or month, most likely, you will realize something has to change. The excessive time spent on these processes is likely because you don’t have the proper tool.

signNow frees its users from inefficiency. It gives you the ability to spend your time more effectively and to import the files you need to sign in just two clicks.

Learn how to electronically sign a PDF in Google Chrome:

  • 01.Open the Chrome Web Store.
  • 02.Type signNow in the search field and press Enter.
  • 03.Install the appropriate extension.
  • 04.Find a document (PDF or DOCX) and right-click on its link.
  • 05.Select Open in signNow.
  • 06.Enable the My Signature tool and click where you want to sign.
  • 07.Draw, type, or upload your signature to eSign the document.
  • 08.Click Save and Close to apply changes.

After that, select More ➜ Download to save the form to your device. You can also click Email Copy to store the copy of your document in your inbox or set up an integration with one of the available cloud services to export your signed records to the cloud automatically.

The ability to install add-ons to Google Chrome is one of the best reasons to use this web browser, especially if you often need to sign PDF files. So don’t waste your time anymore. Add signNow’s extension to your Google Chrome and handle document management like a pro!

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How to eSign a PDF in Gmail

If you often use your Gmail to receive documents, you know the pain of the constant need to download documents, sign them, and send them back. This routine takes up a lot of time on a week-to-week and month-to-month basis. If you are still printing, manually signing, and scanning documents back to the sender, the process is even more cumbersome.

Fortunately, you can get rid of the monotonous hassle of paper and electronically sign PDFs in a couple of clicks. signNow is ready to assist you.

Follow the instructions below to discover how to add a signature to a PDF efficiently in Gmail:

  • 01. Open your Gmail account.
  • 02. Enable the side panel at the bottom-right corner.
  • 03. Select the Get Add-ons option (the gray + icon).
  • 04. Find signNow for Gmail and click Install.
  • 05. Open the email with the attachments requiring your signature.
  • 06. Click the signNow icon on the side panel.
  • 07. Log in to your account or create a new one.
  • 08. Select a document for signing in the right sidebar and click Upload.
  • 09. eSign a PDF using the My Signature tool.

Once you install the signNow extension, you’ll be able to utilize it as long as you have an active account, and the whole process will go from taking you a few minutes to just a couple of seconds.

Spend your time efficiently. Electronically sign PDF files in Gmail with the signNow extension!

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How to eSign a PDF on mobile

The need to sign a PDF on mobile becomes a real challenge because of the complexity of most editors present on the market today. Usually, phone or tablet browsers can’t handle high-quality services, and people are left with two options: missing opportunities or carrying their laptops everywhere they go. signNow solves this problem.

Our professional platform has a mobile-friendly editor, so users have the ability to access the service and eSign PDFs on the go. Follow the guidelines below to add electronic signature to PDF files on mobile:

  • 01. Log in to your signNow account.
  • 02. Open the file that has to be signed.
  • 03. Click the Sheets icon to close the Thumbnails tab.
  • 04. Select the My Signature tool.
  • 05. Choose where you want to sign and click on it to eSign.
  • 06. Select Save and Close to close the editor.
  • 07. Click More and choose how you want to export the file.

With our platform, you’re always able to handle eSigning workflows from any internet-connected device, whether it be a smartphone or laptop. So take advantage of being mobile. eSign PDFs from home, the train, or the beach with no effort. Register for your signNow account!

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How to sign a PDF on iPhone

Nowadays, iPhone is much more than just a smartphone. Millions of people use it on a daily basis for making calls, sending messages, playing games, and dealing with document management. In the App Store, you can find plenty of applications to modify pictures, edit documents, and sign PDFs.

If you have wondered how to sign a PDF on Mac, you have probably come across how to do so using Preview on your iPhone. But you can’t be certain of the validity of this signature. Consider using specialized services like signNow to ensure your eSignature is legally binding.

Learn how to sign on a PDF on iPhone:

  • 01. Find and install signNow in the App Store.
  • 02. Open the app and log in to the account.
  • 03. Upload a file from the iCloud, gallery, or another cloud.
  • 04. Tap the Myself option when choosing signers.
  • 05. Select Signature and tap on your document.
  • 06. Adjust the size and placement of your signature.
  • 07. Tap Done > Save and specify the title of the document.
  • 08. Tap the three dots icon (●●●) near the document title, choose Share, and export the file in your preferred way.

With our handy app, you’ll expand the capabilities of your iOS device and have the ability to eSign PDFs on your iPhone. Take advantage of professional document management with our service!

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How to eSign a PDF on Android

Many people use their smartphones not only for communication and entertainment but also for work. They already alter photos, create videos, send emails, and complete many other essential business tasks. Still, people run into multiple problems when it comes to document management. There aren’t that many editors that can deal with all document management needs. Some software offer too few features, some cost too much, and some support editing only one file format.

Even if you want to simply fill and sign a PDF, you’ll have to try numerous applications to find one with a user-friendly interface, multiple format support, reliable encryption, and ranging editing capabilities. However, you can try signNow and get everything you need on your first attempt.

Learn how to electronically sign a PDF on Android:

  • 01. Install signNow from Google Play.
  • 02. Create and access your account.
  • 03. Upload a needed file to the system.
  • 04. Tap on the document and choose the signing option.
  • 05. eSign the PDF.
  • 06. Save the document.
  • 07. Export it to your device.

signNow is the most efficient, convenient, and secure way to work with electronic signatures on Android. Once you try it, you’ll feel the difference and forget how messy routine printed paperwork was or that you ever needed a laptop to work with documents. Don’t waste your time. Install the app now!

Did you know? At only $8 per month, signNow is one of the market’s most cost-effective eSignature solutions.

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