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How to add an electronic signature to a PDF

Easily add an electronic signature to a PDF with DocuSign eSignature 

Electronic signatures are the quickest and easiest way to sign a PDF or other type of document. No meetings, no calls, no rescheduling of appointments – DocuSign eSignature digitally automates your entire agreement process.

DocuSign eSignature supports virtually any type of document file type from most applications–like Microsoft® Word, Excel, and PowerPoint–to ensure all your important documents can be sent for signature. DocuSign eSignature even recognizes PDF documents and automatically tags form fields for data entry by signers.


How do you add an electronic signature to a PDF?

  1. Register for a DocuSign free trial.
  2. Sign in to your account.
  3. Select “Sign a document now” to upload the PDF document.
  4. Drag and drop your signature.
  5. Sign and click FINISH and the PDF is automatically returned to the sender. 


Why sign a PDF electronically?

Electronically signing PDFs saves time, reduces costs and increases your productivity. Working from home or on the road? Speed up remote workflows by electronically signing PDFs and other documents from almost anywhere, on most devices.

With DocuSign eSignature up to 82% of agreements are completed in less than a day, and 49% in less than 15 minutes. DocuSign eSignature is trusted, secure and can help you send and sign agreements in minutes. 

Try signing a PDF with DocuSign eSignature, it’s: 

  • Free to signers
  • Convenient 
  • Simple and intuitive
  • Available on most devices


The world’s #1 way to electronically sign

DocuSign eSignature has hundreds of millions of signers in 180 countries. DocuSign eSignature is accepted and trusted by millions around the world. DocuSign offers everything you need to automate and connect your agreement process.  

e-Signing PDFs is fast and easy with the world’s #1 e-signature solution. Try it for free! DocuSign eSignature