Do you have Microsoft Word on your computer? That is, of course, what you do! You probably use Microsoft Word document on a regular basis to write agreements, contracts, and other papers – but do you know how to add a signature to a document created in Microsoft Word Document when it comes to finalising those documents?
As paperless workflows continue to take the place of traditional paper-based processes, understanding how to enter a signature in a Word document is essential. If you’re seeking for a simple and intuitive solution for moving your workflows online – and, let’s face it, we’re all looking for a good cause to get rid of our printer and scanner – Signeasy is here to assist you in your search. It has never been easier to sign documents online than it is now.
Here’s how to place an electronic signature into a Word document using Signeasy, regardless of whether you’re eSigning on a desktop, mobile device, or tablet computer.
Sign in to Signeasy in the first step.
Log into your Signeasy account by opening a new tab or browser window in your browser. Please register for our electronic signature app if you haven’t already done so. Registration is completely free of charge.
Step 2: Select the ‘Start Signing’ button.
If all you need is your own electronic signature, click the blue “Start Signing” button in the top left corner of your screen and then select “Sign Document” from the drop-down menu that appears.
Step 3: Insert your document into the system.
The Microsoft Word document that needs to be signed is selected.
Step 4: Sign your name on the dotted line.
The “Signature” option may be found in the “Annotations” menu bar on the left-hand side of the screen. Depending on how you configured your electronic signature (by selecting your chosen font or sketching your own signature), you can either drag and drop it into the paper or click on the signature line to insert it there with one click. Adding a signature line to the author’s manuscript is a fantastic way to provide signer instructions. If you don’t have a signature line, you can add one with Microsoft Office Signature Line.
Step 5: Include other fields.
After you’ve entered your electronic signature into the Microsoft Word document, you can choose to include an additional signature area if you so like. It is possible to provide more fields, such as the date, your name, and your initials.
Step 6: Select “Finish” from the drop-down menu.
Has your information been checked to ensure it is correct and complete? If this is the case, click “Finish” to complete the signing of your document, and then click “Download” to save a signed PDF to your computer or mobile device. It really is that simple to add an electronic signature to a document in Word!
Questions and answers on a regular basis
Is the use of electronic signatures legally enforceable?
The answer is that an electronic signature is considered to be equivalent to a handwritten signature. We adhere to all main eSignature legislation throughout the world, including eIDAS in the European Union and the ESIGN Act in the United States, which we developed in-house.
Is the use of electronic signatures safe?
Documents that have been validated with an electronic signature are fully legally binding and carry the same weight as documents that have been signed by hand. Signeasy also provides an audit trail for each eSigned document, which can be used to prove the validity of the document.
What is the purpose of an eSignature?
When it comes to the types of documents you can sign electronically, there are no restrictions. Signeasy users use our programme to eSign contracts, non-disclosure agreements, agreements, expense reports, job offers, invoices, and a variety of other documents.
What is the best way to sign a PDF document online?
Sign a PDF document in the same way that you would place a signature into a Word document by importing any PDF document into Signeasy from your device. Next, sign it yourself or request a signature from a collaborator by sending a signature request email.
Is there a difference between an electronic signature and a digital signature, and how do you tell the difference?
There is a substantial difference between an electronic signature and a digital signature in practise. In contrast to an electronic signature, which is a digital reproduction of a handwritten signature in ink that carries the same legal weight as a handwritten signature, a digital signature relies on a digital certificate-based ID to verify the legitimacy of a signature.
What types of document formats does Signeasy accept?
Microsoft Word, Microsoft Excel, and Adobe PDF are just a few of the document types that Signeasy is compatible with.
What is the best way to sign documents in Signeasy?
To eSign a document, start by logging into your Signeasy account and importing the document that needs to be signed into the system. Then, from the toolbar, drag and drop your signature into the document to complete it.
How can I quickly and easily create documents to transmit to others for signature?
Anything you generate is a document that can be quickly sent to someone else for an electronic signature.