0

I'd like to electronically sign an MS Word document so I can send it over to someone without having to print it and manually sign it.

I have no idea where to begin with this, though. How do you go about it?

Thanks in advance!

1
  • Sounds like you want to embed an image of your signature? (Rather than applying a digital signature?)
    – Arjan
    Oct 26, 2010 at 16:53

1 Answer 1

0

If you don't have an image of your signature but have a tablet or a multitouch trackpad on the Mac (or, I suppose, the Magic Trackpad) you can look at Autograph

I usually 'print' to PDF, and use PDFPenPro to place my signature image, then flatten the file so the signature image can't be reused. I also then sign the document with GPG, but that might be more than you need.

P.S. I would be careful with embedding an image of your signature, because there's not a lot preventing the other party from using that signature in other documents etc. While I use a picture as well, I place it over a line (wherever the signature line would be in the document) AND flatten the PDF, so it can't be easily copied.

1
  • ended up going with Adobe Acrobat Pro. Didn't realize that it could create digital signatures for me.
    – Tim Visher
    Oct 26, 2010 at 20:07

Your Answer

By clicking “Post Your Answer”, you agree to our terms of service, privacy policy and cookie policy

Not the answer you're looking for? Browse other questions tagged or ask your own question.