How to Create Your Own Microsoft Word Signature

By Filonia LeChat

Computers have taken over quite a bit of correspondence -- from personal letters to verification documents -- that used to be handwritten. Many handwritten documents use signatures to show approval or serve as a form of security, but you can't hand-sign a document when it's in a soft copy/online format. To bridge the gap between handwritten documents and their on-screen counterparts, Microsoft Word offers a way to create a custom signature right on the screen.

Step 1

Open Microsoft Word. Click the "Insert" tab at the top-left of the workspace.

Step 2

Click the "Shapes" button below the tab. Click the "Scribble" tool, which looks like a scribbled line at the end of the "Line" section of the drop-down menu. The cursor changes to a plus sign.

Step 3

Position the cursor over the Word document. Click and hold down the left mouse button and slowly draw the signature. Release the left mouse button when finished. A new "Drawing Tools" tab opens at the top of the workspace.

Step 4

Hover the cursor over the options in the ribbon/toolbar to see possible changes to the signature, such as changing the "ink" color from black to blue or red. Click an option to actually commit the change.