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PDF is the most widely used format for contracts, receipts and invoices these days. For a working procedure to run, you need to sign and send your PDF contracts and important files to your partners. Signing a PDF document electronically or digitally saves you a load of time. In this article, it will show how to sign a PDF document for Windows with PDFelement without printing.

You can use PDFelement to electronically sign a PDF. It is a beneficial tool that comes in with a lot of features such as viewing, creating, editing, protecting, converting and sharing PDF files. With it you can create and add industry standard e-signature and encrypted digital signature, making the procedure stress-free and also speeding up your work flow with your co- workers, clients and partners.

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PDFelement is a well-designed and well-presented application offers various wide-ranging editing features, allowing modification to texts, addition of graphics, and all the other attributes of a PDF document one can ever think of. This wonderful PDF editor is also capable of performing conversion between PDF files and many other kinds of files including all the standard Microsoft office files.

How to Sign PDF Document with PDFelement

Step 1. Add Your PDF to the Program

Launch PDFelement on your computer and then load the PDF that you want to add signature. You can either click the "Open File" button on the Home window or go to "File > Open" to import your file.

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Step 2. Sign in PDF with E-Signature

You can just sign your name on a piece of blank paper and use a scanner to scan it or simply just take a snapshot of it. Save that snapshot as an image. In the "Comment" menu, click "Create Custom Stamp" by illuminating the "Create Stamp" drop down the list. Then simply click your handwritten signature in the "Stamps" option under the "Comment" menu and place it on the PDF.

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Step 3. Digitally Sign A PDF

To sign PDF with digital sign, you need to navigate to the "Protect" tab and click "Sign Document". If you don't have a digital ID, create one with your name or email address or company name etc. When you are finished, it will lead you back to "Sign Document" with your ID info displayed in the box. Click "Sign", then your signature is added to the PDF file.

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Other Best PDF Signer Software to Create PDF Signature

1. Adobe® Acrobat®

Adobe® Acrobat® is the tool that let you edit, fill, sign and share your PDF on all the devices. Using Adobe acrobat you can create new PDFs, edit texts and images in a PDF, export PDF to other file formats and track PDFs from anywhere. Its fill and sign tool lets you type or draw a signature, add an image file of your handwritten signature. You can also add an digital signature with certifiable ID.

However, Adobe will soon stop supporting Acrobat XI in this October. That means your file and data might be insecure due to lack of latest updates from Adobe. In this case it's better for you to find out the best alternatives to Adobe Acrobat.

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2. Nitro Pro

Nitro Pro is integrates PDF creation, editing and converting features. You can make changes on both standard and scanned PDF files, convert PDF from or to image and document formats. What’s more, it helps you protect PDFs with your signature. You can not only electronically sign your document but also add certifiable digital signature.

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3. Foxit Reader

Foxit Reader is an all-in-one PDF software. It can not only let you create PDF from multiple file formats, view PDF files with intuitive interface, but also let you sign your PDF to improve document security. You can either sign PDF in your own handwriting or add electronic signature to your document. This software only supports Windows operating system.

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4. PDFpen

PDFpen allows you to edit, sign and export PDFs easily. It offers you multiple ways to sign your document. You can choose to add digital signature, scanned signature and directly sign with trackpad. In addition, you can make changes, fix typos, fill out forms and extract important information using OCR to turn a scan into editable text. It supports Mac OS X.

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Published: Nov 02,2017 16:51 pm / Updated: Jan 25,2018 16:09 pm

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