How to Create an Electronic Signature Online



You can use DocuSign to create an electronic signature to sign almost any type of document. To create your signature, you can either adopt an electronic signature or make an electronic signature using a mouse or a touch screen device.

  • Log in to your account
  • Upload the PDF that you’d like to sign from your computer or online
  • Drag and drop your signature field
  • Choose a signature to adopt or create one yourself
  • Sign and send your document

To add an electronic signature to a document, first log in to your docusign account. From the homepage, click the option to sign a document. Next, either upload the document from your desktop or choose the document from an online application. You can use this same process for many document types that you’d like to send: .doc, .docx, .pdf, .xls, .xlsx, .txt… just about anything.

Next, you’ll be brought to your document where you’ll see the option to drag and drop your signature. If you have not yet saved a signature to your account settings, you’ll be prompted to either adopt one of the provided signature styles or draw a signature using your mouse or a touch screen device. Either way, you can save this signature to your account to quickly sign future documents. Both signature options are entirely legal, complete with a unique authentication ID that binds your signature to each transaction.

Once you’ve completed signing your document, you can hit finish and enter the email address of whoever you’d like to send this completed document to. The completed document will be saved in your DocuSign account.

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