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How to eSign PDF Using pdfFiller For Free
Did you ever need to sign a PDF document, like that registration or application form that you needed to complete online? In the past, you probably had to print the form, fill and sign it, and either scan it or send a hard copy to wherever it needed to go. Besides needing a printer and a scanner, the whole process was just too time consuming. Now there is a far easier way to sign forms, contracts or applications. You can simply use pdfFiller to e-sign PDF documents online. To get started, upload a PDF document to your account, open it in the editor, and click the Sign button in the main toolbar.
This will open the Signature Wizard that allows you to type, draw, upload, capture a signature with a webcam, or sign the document on a mobile device.
To type a signature, click the T icon and type your name. Click Save and Use to use the electronic signature immediately or Save to use it later. In both cases, the signature will be saved in the Signature Wizard.
Click where you need to place the signature. Use the mini toolbar to resize the signature or change its position.
To draw a signature, click the fountain pen icon and use your mouse or trackpad to draw your signature by clicking and dragging. You can also change the color and thickness of the signature.
Place and save the signature exactly where you want it to appear.
To sign with your finger, click on mobile device and enter your phone number or email address. Open the link you receive via text message or email on your phone, and follow the instructions to sign with your finger. To capture a signature, click the webcam icon and allow pdfFiller access to your camera. Then simply sign a piece of paper and hold it up to the camera, so the signature fits inside the blue box. You can then choose to make adjustments to the scan, or use the signature as-is.
To upload a signature, click the arrow icon and navigate to an image of your signature on your computer. Just like with capture, you can then choose to use the signature as-is, or make changes. Available edits include crop, ightness, contrast, flip, rotate, and auto-adjust. pdfFiller can verify your signature with a stamp showing the date when you signed the document. To show the stamp, just click its icon.
You can create as many signatures as you like and save them in the wizard. Your signatures will automatically appear in the Signature Wizard, ready to be used any time you need to sign a document. You can also remove any signature with the trash can icon. To learn more about how to e-sign documents online, please watch the following video:
When you use pdfFiller to e-sign PDF documents online, you create legible, professional-looking documents. And even better, you save yourself a lot of time! If you like being able to e-sign PDFs online, you might be interested in a whole lot of other great features that pdfFiller has to offer. Some of these include adding pictures, sticky notes, drawings, blacking out or erasing text. Check out these tutorials to see the other great things that pdfFiller can do for you.
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Can I sign a document online?
Absolutely. pdfFiller allows you to sign any document using our DigiSign technology. You can use a signature font or upload a signature file and apply it anywhere on the document.
Is my Digital Signature legal?
The Electronic Signature in Global and National Commerce Act (E-Sign Act) signed into law June, 2000, provides validity for the electronic records and signatures in conducting interstate and foreign commerce. Therefore, your electronic signature is legal when filling and signing any document using pdfFiller online. Read more about the E-Sign Act.
What is E-Sign Act?
The Electronic Signature in Global and National Commerce Act (E-Sign Act) is a United States federal law to validate the use of electronic record and signature in commerce. Read more about the E-Sign Act.
What is a digital signature?
A digital signature is the process to authorize a digital message or document with a certificate-based digital ID. A valid digital signature means the identification of a signer has been verified. Digital signatures are most often used to apply a digital "seal" to an electronic document in order to make it tamper-evident.
How does pdfFiller verify electronic signature?
pdfFiller can offer an audit trail to show by whom and when the signature is created. With pdfFiller's new feature "Signature Verification", you can get instant signature verification and sign your file digitally and securely. pdfFiller will work as a trusted third party, or a certificate authority (CA). When you and your client draw, upload or capture a signature, pdfFiller will instantly provide a digital certificate to validate your electronic signature. With pdfFiller's cloud technology, you can also get a digital certificate when accessing and working on your PDF files from an iPad, iPhone and other mobile device.
What's the difference between an electronic signature and a digital signature?
An electronic signature can be any piece of data like an image, a symbol, a sound recording and others. You can create an electronic signature skimpily by typing your name or uploading an image. A digital signature is an authorization to verify an electronic message or document with a certificate-based digital ID. A valid digital signature means the identification of a signer has been verified. Digital signatures are most often used to apply a digital "seal" to an electronic document in order to make it tamper-evident. A digital signature is a secure form of an electronic signature.
Can I edit my signatures?
Yes. Use our "Signature Manager" to change the color or smoothing of your signatures. You can also add multiple signatures by uploading, capturing, typing or drawing.
Can I upload a signature from my computer?
Yes. Click on the "Signature" button in "Editor" page to upload, draw, type or capture your digital signatures. Once you're done with creating your signatures, click "Save" and drag your signature anywhere within the document to use.
Where can I find my signatures in pdfFiller.com?
Once created and saved, your digital signatures are stored in the signature on pdfFiller.com Signature Manager keeps them always available to you when you need to E-sign your next document.
Do I need to upload a signature every time?
No, you can save the signature and use it repeatedly any number of times on any number of documents.
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