What is an auto signature and how is it used?

Streamline your workday with three unique ways to use auto signatures.

Reduce turnaround delays and cut down on costs with an auto signature. It’s an easy way to sign important documents from nearly any device, from virtually anywhere in the world. In this helpful guide, explore three time-saving ways that automated signatures can help make your workday run more smoothly.

#1: Create a template.

Document templates can automate back-and-forth emails and potentially replace hard copies altogether. For example, you might need new clients to sign paperwork during their onboarding process. Instead of asking each client to visit your office to sign hard copies, you can offer both convenience and efficiency by switching to online e-signatures.

Include your automated signature in document templates to save time. If you’re new to auto signatures, you can use a PDF manager like Acrobat Sign to get started.

#2: Validate document signatures.

It’s critical to validate signatures for legal documents like contracts, NDAs, and so on. To streamline this process, visit your PDF manager and check your Validation or Verification settings to change document preferences.

Now each time you open a signed document, each signature is validated automatically.

#3: Sign documents electronically.

Once your auto signature is set up, you can electronically sign documents like lease agreements, employment contracts, and more. Here’s how to do it using Sign:

  1. Open a document in Sign.
  2. Click the sign prompts or fields.
  3. Alternately, visit Manage, then choose Waiting For You > View & Sign.
  4. Select Apply or Click to Sign.

If you need to change your auto signature or add a new one, go back to your profile and click Create at any time. And if you need to initial a document, select Create to set up your electronic initials. For added security, set up a certificate-based digital signature.

Discover what more you can do with Sign to take advantage of automated signature technology.