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How to Sign Digital PDF with Handwritten Signature

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There are so many reasons that you need to sign digital PDF files with your signature from time to time. First, PDF is most widely used format for contracts, receipts and invoices, etc in today's business world. You need to sign and send them to your partners. Second, your boss is an environmentalist and he or she advocates paperless office. All these files that can be digital one never could be printed. Or you do not have time to print digital files and then sign your signature. All in all, to work efficiently and environmentally, signing digital PDF is necessary. If you do not know how to sign PDF with digital signature, here is the way.

Part 1An Efficient Tool to Sign Digital PDF

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Wondershare PDFelement is an all-in-one PDF tool which enables you to sign any digital PDF file with either handwritten signature or digital signature easily and efficiently. Plus, you can also indicate PDF status with customized stamps.

Apart from signing function, PDFelement is capable of facilitating PDF editing process as well as reduce your effort on dealing with PDF documents with its user-friendly interface and Microsoft-alike appearance. You are able to edit PDF text and image, add annotations to PDF as well as convert PDF to dozens of document formats.

Part 2How to Sign Digital PDF with Handwritten Signature

Step 1. Import Your PDF Document

Run PDFelement on your computer. click the "Open File" on the Home window to open PDF files with PDFelement.

For Mac users, click the "Open File" button on the Home window also to open your PDF with PDFelement.

Step 2. Create Handwritten Signature

Here are the 2 simple ways to create handwritten digital signature.

  • Use the writing board to sign your name there and output as a picture.
  • Sign your name on a piece of blank paper. Scan it with a scanner or just take a snapshot of it. Save it as an image in PNG or JPG format.

Step 3. Apply the Handwritten Signature in PDFelement

Under the Comment menu, find and click the option "Create Stamp" by revealing the Create Stamp drop down list. When clicking "Create Stamp", a pop-up will appear, asking you to browse your computer for the scanned handwritten signature.

Find the digital signature picture which we created just before, open it and click Next. In the next dialogue box, you should sort the custom stamp in a new category or put it into an existing category. For me, I'd like to put it in the Sign Here Category. Name the handwritten signature and click OK. By doing this, you've import your handwritten signature into Wondershare PDFelement.

Step 4. Sign with Your Handwritten Signature

When you need to sign a PDF file with your handwritten signature, under the "Comment" menu, click your handwritten in the Stamps drop-down list and place it on the PDF file. It is very easy, right? In addition, this quick sign method is very helpful if you have many files to sign. Whenever need it, just click it and place it. Quick, easy and convenient!

This is about how to sign PDF file with a handwritten signature. With Wondershare PDFelement, you'll make it very easily and quickly. Try by yourself and you'll find more excellent features to manage PDF files and form. Have fun with PDF files. Sign PDF files with handwritten signature now!

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Posted by to Sign PDF | Follow @margaretecottyg
Published: May 18,2015 16:44 pm / Updated: May 10,2017 17:41 pm

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