How to write your signature in four different ways.

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

Type 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.

Draw your signature.

Instead of typing your name, you may also choose to draw your signature. After you select Fill and 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.

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.

Sign online.

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:

  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.

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