This is How You Can Create an Electronic Signature

Discover how to create an electronic signature with our easy step-by-step guide. You will be amazed.

“I need to sign a document and send it it off ASAP, but I don’t know how!!”

Oh, we hear you.

The Complete Guide to Electronic Signature Laws around the World

Forget the printer, scanner, photocopier and fax machine. We are right by your side.

To self-sign a document that belongs to you or has been shared with you, just follow these easy steps.

1. Sign up for SignEasy

Use the 14-day, no-obligation, free trial to the number one electronic signature app, SignEasy to get your free electronic signature.

We won’t take any payments until after this free trial period, we promise, and you can cancel at any time.

You can sign up from your desktop, tablet or smartphone using our mobile apps for both Android and iOS.

Discover how to create an electronic signature

Once you’ve signed up you will have full access to your own personal SignEasy dashboard. How good is that?

Top tip! Get familiar with the SignEasy dashboard with this 2 minute video clip

 

2. Upload the document you need to sign!

Click on the blue Start Signing button in the top left corner of the dashboard.

You will get two options. To self-sign, click Sign Yourself.

This is exactly as it says: choose this option if you are signing a document for yourself. A snazzy little window will open where you can select the document to upload from your own desktop or mobile.

Discover how to create an electronic signature

If you are using the web version from a desktop or laptop, then watch the below video on how add your signature.

If you need to create an electronic signature on an Android device, follow the below video instructions below.

Are you an Apple lover?

No problem, we also have video instructions on how create an electronic signature on your iOS device, such as an iPad or iPhone.

 

Which format is needed to create an electronic signature?

The unique thing with SignEasy is that all document formats are welcome when you create an electronic signature. You can upload any of the following.

  • PDF
  • MS-Office (.doc, .docx, .xls, .xlsx, .ppt)
  • Open-Office (.odt, .ods,. odp)
  • Text (.txt)
  • HTML
  • Rich Text Format (.rtf)
  • CSV
  • Images (.jpg, .bmp, .png, .tiff)

As your file is uploaded the magical pixies of SignEasy (they exist, believe us) will change the format, no matter what it was before, into a final PDF file for signing.

The pixies do that to ensure it’s the most secure file, and from this point forward, whether you choose to email or download the document it will stay as a PDF format.

Did you know? Electronic signatures are legally binding in most countries around the world. We are recognized globally and comply with the ESIGN Act and eIDAS.

3. Create an electronic signature

You’re nearly there. It’s time to create an electronic signature with your own hands!

Type

If you just want text in a handwriting format then type your name and select the handwriting font type you want to appear. We only recommend this option for the upmost speed and convenience, or if you wish to keep your personal signature style completely confidential.

Draw

If you don’t have a stylus, don’t panic! The SignEasy signature maker acts like ink on your screen allows you to draw super easily with your finger or mouse.

Watch the below video for more details.

Upload your own signature

If you already have a signature that you want to upload, then you can click the upload button.

Don’t forget to click OK to save it.

Once it’s there, you can drag and drop it into the document where you need it. How simple was that?

Discover how to create an electronic signature

A few other magical tools to use in SignEasy

Add your name

You can add your name wherever you need to in the document. The system will take the name that you signed up with. If you need to change your name, you can do this by clicking on your Account in the far top right corner, where you will see the page Edit Profile. Once you make changes, click Save Changes. Ta da!

Add today’s date

Want to time your signature? Drag and drop the little calendar icon.

Add your email address

If you need to change your email address, you can do this by clicking on your Account in the top left corner, where you will see the page Edit Profile. Again, once you make changes, remember to click Save Changes.

Add your initials

If you need to initial each page of your document – handy if it is a long or legally binding document – then you can drag and drop your initials too.

Add notes or text to the document

If you want to add some comments of any nature to the document then you can drag and drop ‘Add text’ and type in the box that appears.

Add a checkbox

Want to agree with a sleek checkbox? Again, drag and drop. You might notice a pattern here – within just a small amount of time your SignEasy dashboard will become a familiar friend indeed.

4. Share your signed document

Once you’ve made all the annotations you need and added your autograph to your document, it’s time to share it. Click Finish – the big green button in the top right hand corner.

Top tip! If you run out of time before you’ve finished, you can always click Save as Draft, and then at a later date log back into your dashboard and go to “Originals” or use the search button to find your document by searching it by name.

Download your electronically signed document

There’s a big bright green button in the top right-hand corner of the dashboard. Click it. Your document will download automatically and save in the default folder on your system (this is usually the Downloads folder).

Email your electronically signed document

When your document is open you will see a little envelope icon. Click that and then add the email address in the “To” field and a message to who you are sending it to, and then click OK. As if by magic – your document status will turn from Pending to Completed.

The recipient you have email will receive an email with a PDF attachment with the subject “You have received new documents from {your email address} via SignEasy”.

Wait – how does SignEasy actually work?

SignEasy is cloud-based storage system that allows you to send and store documents securely by using SSL encryption.

Join our family of 5 million+ SignEasy signees

Your eSignature solution is certainly the easiest, cheapest, and most efficient way to send a signature to someone who isn’t next to you. Let our technology make your life simple.

Create an electronic signature today and don’t look back.

Apple and the top business media love us, including Forbes, Inc. and TWN – and we hope you will too!

“SignEasy is fast, efficient and saves us a lot of hassle.” – Kathy Winchell, HR Director, Dalhart ISD

This is just the beginning of your journey in electronic signatures.

Before long you will be requesting signatures, integrating the SignEasy system with all your favorite business tools, signing offline or in-person.

Need more advice and friendly tips?

Head to our Support center, which is bursting at the seams (in an organized way) with useful information for getting started.

Alternatively, get in touch with one of our 24/7 online chat support team from the dashboard.

Start your free 14 day trial now.

 

 

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