Electronically Sign a Document Using Preview on Mac

Edited by Djinu, VisiHow, Eng

You're watching VisiHow. In this video, we're going to explain how to use the "Preview" feature to sign a document on the Mac.

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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..."
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    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
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    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
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    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
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    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
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    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"
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    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
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    It should be above the line.
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This was a tutorial on two methods to sign a document using "Preview" on the Mac. If you have any questions or comments, please leave them in the space below. Thank you for watching VisiHow!

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