Electronically Sign a Document Using Preview on Mac

Edited by Djinu, VisiHow, Eng, Anonymous

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Steps

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    Open Finder.
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    Click the document in the Finder window.
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    Then, right-click the document name.
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    Move the cursor to "Open with".
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    In the expanded menu that appears, click "Preview".
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    Once the document has been opened, scroll through it to find the place where you want to sign.
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    Then, click "Tools" in the menu at the top of the screen.
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    Move the cursor to "Annotate".
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    Then, move the cursor to "Signature" in the expanded menu.
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    Finally, click "Manage Signatures...".
    A new popup box will appear that gives you two options. You can use either the trackpad or camera to obtain your signature.
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    Check the correct button at the top to choose one of these options.
    Both will be demonstrated in this tutorial.
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    For the trackpad, click "Click Here to Begin" inside the gray box.
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    On the trackpad, draw the signature.
    In this video, initials are written using the trackpad.
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    Then, press a key when you've finished.
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    If you are satisfied with how your signature looks, click "Done".
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    Now, click and drag the signature onto the document.
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    Resize the signature by clicking and dragging its anchor points.
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    For the second signature, let's click "Tools".
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    Move the cursor to "Annotate".
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    Move the cursor to "Signature".
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    Click "Manage Signatures..." under the tools menu.
    A small pop-up box will appear.
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    Click "Create Signature" to create a new signature using the web camera.
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    To use the web camera function, click the "Camera" tab at the top of the next window.
    A message below the camera screen reads "Sign your name on a white sheet of paper. Then hold it to be visible to the camera".
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    Now, leave your signature on a blank sheet of paper.
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    Hold your signature up so that it rests on the bottom blue line.
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    If you made a mistake in taking a picture of the signature, you can click "Clear".
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    When the signature is on the screen, click "Done".
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    To delete your signature from the document, click it and press "delete".
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    To place your signature in the document, make sure to find and click the page on which the signature should appear.
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    Then, click the signature in the small pop-up box at the top of the screen.
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    Alternatively, click "Tools".
    Move the cursor to "Annotate" and then to "Signature" and click your signature.
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    After the signature is pasted into the document, click and drag the signature to place it where needed.
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    Click and drag the anchor points in the corners to resize the signature.
    It should be above the line.
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