How to Add Digital eSignature Block to PDF on Mac

Printing and faxing can be a pain and waste of time. That’s why you need to learn how to electronically sign PDF documents. A signed PDF is a simple way to confirm the identity of the signee and certify that a document is authentic. If you’re using a Macbook, in this article you will know how to add signatures on PDF straight from your Mac, and this will save a lot of your time and will be much less of a hassle.

Now you don’t need to worry about printing an important document, physically signing it, and then scanning it again. Today, digitally signing a PDF and returning it via email has become super simple. 

The built-in Preview tool gives you the flexibility to edit & sign PDF on Mac devices. Follow the simple instructions below to learn the step-by-step procedure:

 STEP 1 – On your Mac, hit the Finder icon from the Dock. Select the desired folder or file and right-click to open it in Preview. Alternatively, you can just drag a file to the Preview icon from the Dock, if it is present there. 

STEP 2- From the Preview app, click the Markup Toolbox icon. The option looks like a ‘pen in a circle’ like a symbol. You can find it near the search field.

STEP 3- As soon as you click that option, you should be displayed the set of editing features. You can see tools for Sketching, Drawing, Adding Shapes & more. From the list, you need to look for the Sign icon that looks like a ‘Scrawled bit of handwriting’. As soon as you find it, click it! 

STEP 4- Since you are signing a PDF for the first time on Mac. You need to click the Create Signature option to make a new one. You need to hit the ‘Click Here’ option to begin the process.

STEP 5- Now you have two options to create a Digital Signature To Sign A PDF on Mac. Using Trackpad or Camera. Scribbling it on a trackpad using your finger or stylus is the easiest yet quickest way to add signs. 

STEP 6- Alternate way to add signs is through the Camera option. Start by writing a signature on a plain, white paper and then simply holding it up to the webcam. Make sure you are holding the piece of paper steady and your writing matches the guideline.

This is how you can add signatures using Preview tell and then use it in a PDF. You can move and resize the signature to suit your needs. 

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