How to add signatures to sign Word documents

Sign Word documents with ease using Adobe Acrobat Sign. You can place an electronic signature or digital signature in nearly any type of document or file format, including a PDF file, Microsoft Excel file, and more. Acrobat Sign and Microsoft Word are especially compatible. Just upload your document to Acrobat Sign and add an electronic signature with a few clicks.

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How to insert signatures into a Microsoft Word document.

1. Sign up and login.

Sign up for a free Acrobat Sign account if you don’t already have one and log in. Then select “Fill and Sign Yourself” from the home screen.
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2. Drag and drop a Microsoft Word document.

Either drag and drop a Word document to the files box or click “Add a file from your computer” to select the Word doc you need to sign and select next.
Fill & sign tool displaying how to drag and drop Microsoft Word files to add signatures.

3. Add text.

Click anywhere on your Word document to add comments or text where needed.
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4. Select signature placement and type.

Select the “Add signature” tool and then click in the Word document. Then click on the area where a signature line is needed. Choose your preferred digital signature setup as the signer: entering your full name as typed text, drawing a signature with a mouse to create a signature block, uploading an image of your signature from a piece of paper (such as a JPG or PNG), or sign with your finger on your touch screen to create a handwritten signature.
Acrobat Sign tool displaying the name Christian Broadbent in digital cursive script.

5. Apply to insert signature.

Select “Apply” to add your electronic signature to your Word document. Regardless of whether you chose to add a signature image or enter your name as typed text, your signature will now be applied to the Word document.
Acrobat Sign tool with "Christian Broadbent" in cursive with a red outline around the apply button.

6. Send.

Click the “Done” button and either download a copy of a signed document to save as a PDF or send a copy of the signed document to the email address of your choice.
A market summary & plan document after being signed with a red outline around "send a copy."
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Learn more about the Acrobat Sign plug-in for Microsoft Word.

Adobe Acrobat Sign offers integrations with many of your favorite Microsoft Office file types for even more functionality. With the Acrobat Sign plug-in, open any Microsoft Office file, and use that as the basis for a new agreement for all of your e-signature needs.

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