How to Sign PDF Documents

PDF Reader gives you a better way to sign any PDF document, including contracts, invoices, agreements, and more.

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eSign PDFs with Electronic Signatures

You’ve been emailed a document, and you have to sign it and send it back. We usually print it, add our signature(s), and re-scan it before emailing it back. Now there’s a better, faster way for you to sign documents with a digital process. With PDF Reader, you can sign contracts, agreements, and invoices with your signature by signing on the touch screen or the trackpad.

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How to Sign Any PDF Using Your Mac

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Open a PDF document and click on the “Signature” tool from the toolbar.

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You will see a signature library where all of your signatures are stored. (Alternatively, you can right-click on where you need to add a signature and choose “Signature” from the context menu.)

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Choose one existing signature from the library.

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Or create a new one by signing on the trackpad, importing a signature image or typing your name.

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The signature will attach to the PDF document.

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You can resize and drag the signature to where you want it to be.

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Then tap “Add here”, and the signature will stick on the page.

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PDF Reader saves the signatures you created in the signature library for future usage. Next time, you will sign a PDF in 3 easy steps.

PDF Reader provides 3 intuitive methods for you to insert your signature to PDFs on Mac with ease:

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Trackpad

Use Macbook's trackpad to sign on PDFs. You have to toggle the trackpad option from the signing pane to sign with your finger or stylus. Then press “Esc” to disable the function.

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Keyboard

Simply type your name on the keyboard, and PDF Reader will automatically convert the text into handwriting.

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You can upload a signature image from your desktop and apply it as your signature to the document.

Looking to collect multiple signatures on the same PDF?
Create PDF Forms with signature and text blocks for free!

Learn More About Why We eSign PDFs

People are used to signing paper documents with a pen, but using e-signatures has become more common. For instances:

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Businesses or individuals

You provide services which usually get contracts signed for projects.

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Employers

You may ask the newly hired employees or interviewees to sign some non-disclosure agreements.

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Landlords and tenants

Both of you have to sign a lease or rental agreement to make it valid.

For more instances on how to leverage the power of PDF Reader, check out the pro tips here.

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