How to Sign PDF Files

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Sign PDF documents with Movavi PDF Editor! This secure,
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How to sign a PDF with Movavi PDF Editor

How to Electronically Sign PDF Documents

Users often need to add a signature to a PDF document – it’s helpful if you need to sign a contract or agreement, validate a legal form, or for any other reason. As there may be important confidential data in the document, the signing process has to be secured. If you are new to signing PDFs, it can be challenging to figure out which e-signing tool is right for you.

Movavi PDF Editor is a safe and simple e-signature solution that lets you digitally sign PDF documents without printing-related hassles while ensuring complete privacy and security.

Keep reading to check out three ways to put a signature on a PDF using Movavi PDF Editor.

How to Add a Signature to a PDF by Uploading an Image

  • Step 1. Download Movavi PDF Editor

    Download the latest version of Movavi PDF Editor from this page. Double-click on the downloaded file and follow the on-screen instructions to complete the installation.

  • Step 2. Upload Your Document

    Start the program, click Open File, and choose the file containing the page you want to process. Alternatively, you can drag and drop the file into the area indicated.

  • Step 3. Insert a Graphic Signature

    To create a signature from an image, click Edit on the left side of the top toolbar and choose the Signature option. Then, hit the Image button and upload the image of the required signature from your photo library.

  • Step 4. Save the Revised Document

    To save the signed document as a new file on your computer, click File on the menu bar and select the Save As command. If you want to save the edits in the source file, click File on the menu bar and select Save.

How to Make an Electronic Signature by Drawing It

  • Step 1. Install and Launch the PDF Editor

    Download Movavi PDF Editor on your PC or Mac. Install the software on your computer following the on-screen instructions. After the installation process is finished, launch the program.

  • Step 2. Upload the PDF

    Upload the PDF from your computer using the Open File button. Alternatively, you can use the drag-and-drop function.

  • Step 3. Draw Your Signature

    To insert a signature into this PDF, select Signature from the Edit drop-down. On the Draw tab, specify the font size and color for the signature using the desired settings. Then, just draw your signature using a mouse and click Add.

  • Step 4. Save the Changes

    Save the changes using the Save As or Save command on the File menu.

How to Create a Handwritten Signature Using a Touchscreen

  • Step 1. Get the App on Your Tablet

    Movavi PDF Editor also runs on Windows RT and Windows 10 tablets with x86/x64 architecture. To get started with Movavi PDF Editor, download and install the application on your tablet.

  • Step 2. Open Files

    Launch the application, tap Open File in the middle of the program window, and select the PDF you want to sign. Choose the Signature option from the Edit drop-down menu.

  • Step 3. Draw a Signature

    In the window that opens, draw your signature on the touchscreen using your finger or a digital stylus. You can then insert the signature by dragging and dropping it into the appropriate place to paste it into the document.

  • Step 4. Save Your PDF

    To save the signed PDF file, tap File and just choose Save. To save a copy of the file, use the Save As command.

Can’t sign a PDF document? Try Movavi PDF Editor! This safe and easy-to-use tool enables you to electronically fill and sign PDF forms and other documents in no time.

How to Sign a PDF Online and for Free

You can also insert a signature in a PDF document online using a free tool.

  • Step 1. Go to the Website

    Use the link below to go to the PDF Pro website:

    PDF Pro Website>>

  • Step 2. Add a PDF

    Add your PDF document by dragging and dropping it into the working space or clicking the Click to upload your PDF button.

  • Step 3. Draw a Signature

    When the PDF is uploaded, open the Edit tab, choose Signature, and click the Draw Signature button.

    Then draw your signature with a mouse. If you don’t like the result, click Сancel and start over. When you’re happy with how your signature looks, click Save.

  • Step 4. Sign and Save the Document

    The signature will appear on the screen. To add it to the document, click on the signature and place it whenever you want. To change the size of the signature, select it and drag it on its edges.

    When everything is ready, click Save. To save the signed document to your computer, click Export and choose Download.

Movavi PDF Editor

Everything you need from PDF Software!

  • PDF creation from scratch
  • Different PDF-editing modes (4-in-1 page arrangement,
    text editing, and object editing)
  • Ready-to-use legal form templates
  • Electronic signature solutions
  • One-click file export and print output

Disclaimer: Please be aware that Movavi Screen Recorder does not allow capture of copy-protected video and audio streams.

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