How to write your signature in four different ways.

A business woman instructing a man where to sign a document.

Learn about the different ways to write your signature to make signing digital documents fast and easy.

Not all documents come on paper. Sometimes, it’s helpful to know how to write a signature on a digital document with the click of a button.

Learning how to write your signature using electronic methods can give you an extra assurance of security, authenticity and convenience.

Here are four ways to write your signature on electronic files.

How to write a professional signature.

Signing off with a professional signature can give your document a strategic and polished touch. Here’s how you can do it in seconds.

  1. Fill in your basic information. This can include your first and last name, title, and contact information — which can include emails, phone numbers and links.
  2. Add an icon. A professional headshot works best for these types of signatures.
  3. Add a sign-off. Ending with an automated “thank you” or “best wishes” can save you time as you write your email.
  4. Add any disclaimers that are relevant. These can include legal requirements, use preferences or disclaimers associated with your role or industry.
  5. Save and send. Save your professional signature in your email system of choice and send emails as you normally would.

Type your signature as your name.

For certain PDF editors like Adobe Acrobat, you can click the Fill and Sign button to bring up the signature menu. Then, you can choose to type your name as your signature.

Type out your full name, choose the font, and confirm your signature. Your typed name should appear on the signature line in your chosen font.

Write your signature by drawing.

Instead of typing your name, you may also choose to draw your signature. After you select Fill & Sign, a box will appear where you can handwrite your signature.

If you use a device with a touchscreen, you can simply draw your signature with your finger or a stylus. On a laptop or computer without a touchscreen, you can use the mouse to draw your signature.

Upload an image of your signature.

If drawing isn’t your forte but you want a signature that’s more personal than a typed-out name, you can also choose to upload an image to use as your signature. In most cases, people will sign a piece of paper, scan it into the computer, and upload the image as their electronic signature.

How to write your signature and sign your name in a PDF?

Most methods of writing your signature digitally require the use of a PDF editor like Acrobat. If you don’t want to download new software, you can also sign documents online in these easy steps:

A business woman instructing a man where to sign a document.

  1. Visit the Acrobat Sign website.
  2. Upload the file you want to sign.
  3. Complete the fillable forms.
  4. Add your PDF signature.
  5. Confirm your submission.
  6. Download the completed form or get a sharable link.

Adobe Acrobat Sign is the ultimate tool for working with PDFs, sharing documents, e-signature and document processing. Easily edit, sign and send your document to any recipient in seconds, and enjoy the peace of mind that comes knowing that you’re working as effectively and securely as possible.

No matter how you choose to write your signature, discover what more you can do with Adobe Acrobat Sign to make adding legal signatures to digital documents fast and easy.