In this guide, we will show you to add signature to your world, pdf or any other type of document using Google Docs.

Before moving to the actual guide about signing a document with google docs, you must be able to convert your document in world format if your document is in PDF format.

How to convert PDF document to World

There are many online platforms available to convert the files from one format to another. You can use to convert PDF to docx.

Simply, upload the PDF file and click on convert button. Download the converted file.

How to add a signature in Google Docs

If you have document ready in word format, follow the below guide to add signature in Google Docs.

  • Open Google docs, and upload your word file in it. Double click the file to open it.
  • Click on the add-ons tab and search for Hellosign Add-on. Once you find it, add this add-on. With this tool, you can sign anywhere in your document, all you need to do is click and drag. This tool allows three free signatures per month, but if you want to sign more than documents you will need to upgrade.
  • Once you have installed the add-on, and opened your document, click on Add-ons from the menu, then click on Hellosign, a sub-menu will open, click on Sign Document.
  • In the sidebar, select the number of people who needs to sign the document.
  • After selecting the number, click on continue in the next dialouge.
  • You will be redirected to the Hellosign website to designate yourself and other signers (if any).
  • Once you have added the signers in the ‘Who needs to Sign’ section, click on continue.
  • After clicking on continue, Hellosign editor windows will open on the surface of your document.
  • From the drop down list, select the person to sign (if there are more than one).
  • Decide how to sign. You have several ways to sign such as draw, upload image, type etc.
  • When done with writing signature, click on Insert, or Save and Insert.
  • Click on continue. Your document will be sent to the other signers to get their signs.
  • Once they click on I agree after signing, a copy of document will be sent to their inbox.

You will receive the notices about the pending or completed files signatures. When you download your form, you can convert it in PDF.

There are some other ways to add signatures to your document, such as using the drawing tool.

Click on Insert>Drawing and find pencil tool icon, click on it and click on Scribble menu. Here you can draw your signatures and add to the document.

Other options are using cursive fonts and uploading image of sign, most likely having transparent background.

How do I sign a document electronically in Google Docs?

To electronically sign a document within Google Docs
  1. From your Google Drive account, create a new Google doc (or find and select the document you want to electronically sign).
  2. From the open document click Add-ons in the header.
  3. Click DocuSign Electronic Signature for Docs > Sign with DocuSign.

Can you Esign in Google Docs?

If you use Google Docs (a free application similar to Microsoft Word) you can now electronically sign and/or send a SignRequest directly from the Google Docs document. Visit the Google Docs Add-on store and install our electronic (digital) signature extension in just a few seconds.

How do I digitally sign a PDF?

Android. To sign a document in Android, first download the Adobe Fill & Sign application. Then, open the PDF document in Adobe Fill & Sign application. Tap the Sign icon in the bottom toolbar → Create Signature (if you have already added signatures or initials, they are displayed as options to choose from).

How can I digitally sign a PDF for free?

How to sign a PDF document online:
  1. Upload your PDF to our eSign PDF tool.
  2. Create a new electronic signature to place on your document.
  3. Add text and date if needed.
  4. Click ‘Finish’ and download the signed document.

How can I make my handwritten signature online?

Create Handwritten Signature Online
  1. Draw your signature using a computer mouse or touchpad.
  2. Take a picture of your signature using your smartphone and upload it to HelloSign.
  3. Type your name and give it an authentic look using one of our fonts.
  4. Sign with your finger using our mobile app.

Is there an app for signing documents?

DocuSign (Web, iOS, Android, Windows)

DocuSign is one of the most popular electronic signature apps available. Getting started with DocuSign is pretty straightforward: sign up for a free trial and, almost immediately, it’s prompting you to upload a document, prepare it for signatures, and send it to recipients.

How do I create a signature?

Why can’t I digitally sign a PDF?

Signing a form in Reader requires special right have to be assigned to the PDF by the creator of the form and for signatures, this requires the use of a special server. Maybe they expect you to print out the form, sign it with pen and ink, and then either fax it or scan it into another PDF and email the signed form.

How do you upload a digital signature?

Open the email with a request to digitally sign your document.

Creating a digital signature is easy

  1. Upload your document into the electronic signature application, such as our DocuSign eSignature application.
  2. Drag in the signature, text and date fields where the recipient needs to take action.
  3. Click send.

How do I open a digital signature?

View digital signature details
  1. Open the file that contains the digital signature you want to view.
  2. Click File > Info > View Signatures.
  3. In the list, on a signature name, click the down-arrow, and then click Signature Details.

How is digital signature verified?

A user will generate the digital signature and another user will verify the signature using the verification process. Both the signer and the verifier have a public and private key that they use to complete each process. In this sense, anyone with the public key can verify the signed message using the public key.

How do I do electronic signature?

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  1. Draw your signature using your finger or a stylus. If you have access to a touchscreen, you can use your finger to create an electronic signature directly in your document.
  2. Upload an image of your signature.
  3. Use your cursor to draw your signature.
  4. Use your keyboard to type in your signature.

What is digital signature example?

Digital signatures employ asymmetric cryptography. Digitally signed messages may be anything representable as a bitstring: examples include electronic mail, contracts, or a message sent via some other cryptographic protocol.