Have PDF Documents Signed
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 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 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 electronic 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 sign documents online, please watch the following video:
When you use pdfFiller to 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 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, highlighting or erasing text. Check out these tutorials to see the other great things that pdfFiller can do for you.
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What's the difference between "Share" and "SendTo"
pdfFiller's Share feature allows up to 10 users to collaborate on the same document. SendToSign allows you to request a signature from up to 20 recipients, with the option of receiving a unique copy of each signed document, or all signatures on a single document (signed in serial or parallel). A pdfFiller account is required to access and edit a shared document, and one will be created for any collaborators or signers that do not already have one when you send your invitation or signature request.
What is SendTo? When do I use it?
SendToSign allows you to request digital signatures on any document from up to 20 other people. You have the option to request a unique copy of the signed document for each signature with SendToEach, or request all signatures on a single document with SendToGroup (professional plan or higher required). Business plan subscribers also have the option to choose the order in which SendToGroup recipients sign a document with Sign in Order.
How does SendtoSign work?
When creating your SendToSign signature request you can choose to send up to 20 unique signature requests with SendToEach, or request up to 20 signatures on a single document with SendToGroup (professional plan or higher required). Business plan subscribers also have the option to choose the order in which SendToGroup recipients sign a document with Sign in Order. We'll send your recipients an email with a direct link to the document, and a copy will appear in current pdfFiller users' Signature Requested folder. A pdfFiller account is required to access the document, and we'll create and include login credentials to a free account for recipients that do not already have one. Recipients will be able to sign and return the document for free with pdfFiller.
Is my Electronic Signature legal?
TYes! According to US Federal rules of Evidence #1001-1003, electronic signatures have the same legal consequences as the more traditional forms of executing documents. Thus, any form signed electronically has the same legal ramifications as a form signed in person. 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.
Can I try SendtoSign myself before sending a document to my client?
You won't be able to send a document to the email address you are sending from with SendTo, but you may send documents to another email address you own. Just be sure to use a different browser to retrieve and sign the document with the secondary account, or log out of your original account in your primary browser before attempting to retrieve and sign.
How can I retrieve the filled and signed document that I sent with SendTo?
We'll send you an email notification when the document has been signed, and you can also check the document's status or view the document in the SendToSign History folder, located inside of the Sent [and History] folder in MyForms.
How do I request signatures from third-parties? Can I send out a signature request? How can I get my documents filled and signed by others?
There are 3 quick and easy ways to request a signature with SendTo:
- Select a document in MyForms, then click the SendToSign button on the right;
- While editing a document, click the arrow next to Done and select SendToSign in the dropdown;
- Click the Done button in the editor, then select SendToSign on the following page.
Can I request multiple signatures?
Yes! With SendTo, you can request up to 20 signatures at a time, per document. You can also use SendtoSign as many times as you would like for any document.
Do my SendtoSign recipients have to be pdfFiller subscribers?
Recipients are not required to have an existing pdfFiller account for you to request a signature with SendToSign. However, if a recipient does not have an account, we will create a free pdfFiller account for them and provide them with login credentials automatically.
How do I password protect a document?
Currently, only SendToEach offers additional password protection for a document. Once you have selected the SendToEach option for a document, the option to select your security level can be found at the bottom of the page. If you select Enhanced Security, pdfFiller will generate a random PIN to protect your document, which can then be replaced by your own custom alphanumeric PIN simply by clicking and typing in the field. Please note that for security purposes, the document PIN will not be sent to recipients, and you will need to personally provide the PIN to each recipient.
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