Can your signature be your initials?

There are some essential things to know about your signature. Learn if it can be your initials, or if it must be your full name.

If you have questions about the lawful aspects of your signature, you should talk to an attorney for advice. In most situations, your signature can be whatever you want, but there's more to consider.

Because your signature identifies you, it should be uniform across all important documents you sign. It doesn't have to be your name, unless you're specifically trying to match a previous authorized signature. Sometimes contracts ask for your signature once and then for your initials on additional pages. In that scenario, it's good to have a signature that’s different than your initials.

How to create your online signature.

No matter what your signature looks like, an e-sign tool is an excellent way to create it. An electronic signature allows you to sign digital documents quickly and easily. It's the best way to keep your workflows moving smoothly.

Follow these simple steps to create an online signature and add it to an e-sign document:

  1. In the email you received from the sender of the e-sign document, click the link labeled Click here to review and sign.
  2. In the document that needs your signature, click on the prompt Click here to sign.
  3. A pop-up window will open so you can create your electronic signature in the signature field.
  4. You can type your name, sign with the computer's mouse, upload an image of your signature, or use your finger or a stylus if you have a touchscreen device.
  5. Click Apply to add your signature to the document.
  6. Select Click to Sign at the bottom to complete your e-signature.

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