How to electronically sign a Microsoft Word document

eSigning a Word document is fast and easy

How do you electronically sign a Word document?

If you need to electronically sign a Word document, like a contract or a sales agreement, it’s easy to do. DocuSign lets you upload and sign documents in a variety of formats, including Microsoft Word files.

Here’s how to eSign a Word document online:

  • Step 1. Sign up for a free trial at DocuSign, and then log in.

  • Step 2. Select New -> Sign a Document, and then upload the Word document.

  • Step 3. Select Sign. Review the document, and then select Continue.

  • Step 4. Drag your electronic signature from the left pane, and drop it into the Word document.

DocuSign supports Word 2013 (Windows only), Word 2016 (Windows only), Word Online, and Word for iPad.

Is your Word document secure when you use DocuSign ?

DocuSign meets and exceeds stringent US, EU, and global security standards, and has made significant investments in enterprise security and operations. DocuSign is ISO 27001:2013 and SSAE 16, SOC 1 Type 2, SOC 2 Type 2 certified and tested internationally. Learn more by visiting our Trust Center.

Can you use DocuSign from within a Word document?

Yes. If you need to sign Word documents often—or you want to send them for others to sign—just install DocuSign from within your Word document.

In the Ribbon at the top of your Word document, go to the Insert tab and search for DocuSign in the Office store. Once you install it, the DocuSign add-in appears in a pane in the right of your document. Use DocuSign without ever leaving Word!

Can you add other elements for people to fill out in your Word document?

DocuSign enables you to add multiple elements (called tags) to your Word document. For example, you can add tags for the date signed, signer’s printed name, email address, and more. Just drag the tag you want to add from the left pane, and drop it in your Word document.