How to Sign a Signature Online in PDF Doc

By Alexandra Bee

Signing documents via PDF files can save time and resources. Instead of having to print and manually sign contracts and agreements, you can simply electronically sign PDF documents using the Internet or your home computer. Some PDF signing services may charge a fee for each use or a subscription fee, while other programs and do-it-yourself methods are less expensive or completely free.

Use a Service

Step 1

Browse to a well-known, credible PDF service online. Each PDF signing service will vary in cost and how it works, so be sure to thoroughly read through the process of each company and verify you have the appropriate tools and software to use the website.

Step 2

Register as a member on the website if it requires you to do so.

Step 3

Browse to the PDF uploader on the website for electronically signing your documents.

Step 4

Select "Browse" to locate your PDF file from your computer's hard drive. Find the PDF file you need to sign and select it to upload it to the website. Allow the document to fully upload before browsing to another page.

Step 5

Follow the website's on-screen instructions and guide on electronically and digitally signing the PDF document from the website's editor. Add your digital signature to the document.

Step 6

Save the PDF document after you have signed it digitally. Your PDF document has been electronically signed now.

Use a Program

Step 1

Purchase or download a free PDF signing program that you can verify is stable and credible. Prices for PDF programs vary, as do their features.

Step 2

Install and open the PDF software.

Step 3

Follow the on-screen tips or the software's user manual and guide if this will help through the process of using the program, since every program widely varies.

Step 4

Click "File" > "Open" and browse for the PDF document on your computer's hard drive. Select the file to open it and begin editing the signature.

Step 5

Add and edit your digital signature using your PDF program's editor. Refer to the software's user manual for further editing tips, since each editor operates differently.

Step 6

Click "File" > "Save" to save the PDF file after you have finished adding your signature to it.