How to Insert Signature in PDF

Do you know how to insert a signature in PDF?

Signatures are very crucial in the security and ownership of documents. This article will guide you on how to quickly and easily insert a signature in PDF with PDFelement.

Many people are used to traditionally appended signatures. However, the digital improvements have changed the landscape and transformed the way we insert signatures into PDF. Everyone is now looking for the best way to insert a signature in a PDF. This article takes you through a detailed guide on how to insert a signature in a PDF.

How to Insert Signature in PDF

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PDFelement Pro provides three ways to insert signature, you can try these three ways and pick up the best way you like to insert a signature to a PDF file.

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Method 1. How to Insert Signature in PDF

In the first method, you need to draw your signature.

Step 1Open PDF File

Open PDFelement on your computer and click the "Open files" icon on the primary interface. Browse for the PDF file that you want to insert the signature. Select it and click "Open" to upload it to the PDFelement interface.

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Step 2Create Signature

With the PDF now uploaded, proceed to the "Comment" section on the toolbar. From the Comment menu, click the signature icon on the far right. Upon clicking, the "Add Signature" window will pop up. Here, you have three options to add a signature to your PDF file. You can either draw, type, or upload a signature.

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Step 3Insert signature to PDF

From the insert signature options, choose the "Draw" option. Select the signature drawing color at the bottom-left of this pop-up window and start drawing with your cursor. When you are drawn your desired signature, hit the "OK" button to insert your signature.

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Step 4Save PDF File

Now that you have finished inserting the signature, you need to save the changes you have made to your PDF file. Go to the top of the window and click the "Save" icon. The changes you have made to your PDF file will now be saved.

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Method 2. How to Insert Signature in PDF

With this method, you have to type the signature.

Step 1Create signature

After uploading your PDF file, navigate to the toolbar and hit the "Comment" tab. From the options given, choose the "signature" icon on the far right. Now, the "Add Signature" window will be displayed.

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Step 2Insert signature to PDF

On the "Add Signature" window, you should see three options. Ignore the other options and choose the "Type" option to allow you to type a signature. Again, select the desired signature color at the bottom left. Also, click the font type drop-down icon and choose the desired signature font. Now type your signature on the typing area provided, then click "OK" when you are done.

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Step 3Save PDF File

Your PDF file will now contain the typed signature. To avoid discarding the signature when you close the program, just hit the "Save" icon at the top of the window. The changes you have made will now be saved.

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Method 3. How to Insert Signature in PDF

This method uses an upload file option to insert signature to PDF

Step 1Create signature

With the PDF file uploaded to PDFelement, go to the "Comment" section on the toolbar. From the options displayed below the "Comment" tab, choose the "Signature" icon. This icon is located at the far right. Upon clicking, the "Add Signature" window shall be displayed. Here are three options to add a signature to a PDF: draw, type, and upload.

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Step 2Insert signature to PDF

From the three signature options, choose the "Upload" option. This will open the file explorer window to allow you to upload the target signature. Choose the signature file and click "Open" to upload it. Once uploaded, click the "OK" button, and the signature will now appear on your PDF file.

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Step 3Save PDF File

After adding the signature to your PDF file, you need to save the PDF file to save the changes that you have made. Go to the top of the PDFelement window and click the "Save" icon.

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