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Simple And Easy Ways To Create A Digital Signature Using Your Android, iPhone, Pc, or Mac

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The world has become so digitalized that many things have been made easy. Back in the day, a person needed to provide their signature with a pen and paper. However, things have changed, and we can now offer our signatures digitally, especially through online platforms. This is a lot easy and saves a lot of your time. Do you have a document to sign, and it has to be with a digital signature. If you are no tech guru, then this might be difficult for you to do. However, we at Techuncode love to lend a helping hand. We will guide you step by step on how you can create a digital signature using any of your devices; Android, iPhone, Mac or PC.

A signature, irrespective of physical or digital, is personal. There are many ways you can achieve a digitalized signature. We will be discussing some of them below.

First, What is a digital signature?

This is a personalized data of a person created online and attached to a digital document of the recipient of the signature. That is, the signature can only apply to an online document. Often the digital signature of a person appears as the image of a person’s physical signature.

A digital signature offers you the luxury of signing a document anywhere you are through your devices.

What can a digital signature be used on? A digital signature can be used on the following.

  • Online applications
  • Contracts
  • Invoices
  • Agreements
  • Internal compliance
  • Online documentation
  • Offer letters

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Now that you know all that let’s consider how you can create a digital signature.

Use Adobe user for digital signature.

This is a common software application that people use to sign a digital document on their Android, iPhone or their computer. Adobe includes the Adobe Acrobat DC and Adobe Acrobat Sign which are similar.

When signing a Portable Document Format PDF document which is under the classification of online documents, Adobe is one application often used. It gives a person a professional and clean feel. If you want to sign on a PDF document, follow the steps below.

  • Open the PDF file.
  • Click on the space of signature, which will change colour.
  • Go to the top toolbar and look for the sign icon, which looks like the nib of a pen. This will grant you access to be able to sketch out your signature using a trackpad or a mouse, type your initials, or you can post your signature image.
  • Once you do this, save the signature so it can apply to the document. Click on “Save signature” and then “Apply”.

Use a scanner

This is the most regular of digitalized signatures and has the longest process. It involves you having to use a pen and paper first.

A person will sign with a pen on a piece of paper. And then, a person can use a scanner to scan the image to their phone or laptop.

After doing this, they can resize the image of the signature on their system through any editing app like Adobe, Picscart, Youcam Perfect, etc.

And then, you can upload it to any online document that you have.

How to sign a digital document on your Android

  • Sign your signature on paper and scan it to your phone.
  • Go to your Google play store to download the software for free.
  • Open the document through the software. To do this, go to document, right-click and choose ‘open with’. Choose Adobe to open the document from the list of options it brings out.
  • Once the document is opened, scroll to the signature part and add the scanned signature.
  • If you do not have a scanned signature, visit the toolbar for a digital pen; while using your trackpad and mouse, draw your signature.
  • Never forget to edit and adjust to fit the document.

How to sign using a PC

This can work the same as using an Android device.

  • Sign your signature on paper and scan it to your phone.
  • Go to your PC store to download the software for free.
  • Open the document through the software. To do this, go to document, right-click and choose ‘open with’. Choose Adobe to open the document from the list of options it brings out.
  • Once the document is opened, scroll to the signature part and add the scanned signature.
  • If you do not have a scanned signature, visit the toolbar for a digital pen; while using your trackpad and mouse, draw your signature.
  • Never forget to edit and adjust to fit the document.

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Sign a digital document using a Macbook

  • Sign your signature on paper and scan it to your phone.
  • Or use your phone to capture the image of their signature or web camera.
  • After,  edit the signature image till you are satisfied.
  • Open the document you want to sign in preview.
  • Click on Annotate
  • From Annotate, select the signature and manage the signature.
  • Choose the signature you edited from your folder and insert it into the document, or create a signature using a trackpad.

Signing using an iPhone or iPad

Using any of these Apple devices, you can consider using the Adobe version while following the step of the Android.

And you can use Markup, powerful software that helps you edit and design images.

  • Sign your signature on paper and scan it to your phone.
  • Or use your phone to capture the image of their signature or web camera.
  • After editing the signature image till you are satisfied, you can use the Markup editing app to edit it.
  • Open the document you want to sign in preview.
  • Click on edit and then choose the Markup option.
  • Through the software, you can add a text signature to the document or upload a signature image from your folder.

Electronic versus digital signature

You should know that there is a difference between a digital signature and an electronic signature.

Although they are often used interchangeably, they aren’t the same.

A digital signature is a signature that provides more personal security for users.

This form of signature involves using a pen and paper but is converted to digital.

Electronic signatures are legally binding signatures that are done using computers.

They are personalized but not compared to digital.

Some electronic platforms you can use in signing your online document include DocuSign eSignature and digital signatures.

Conclusion

This article discussed simple and easy ways a person can create a digital signature on their devices.

Once they can get the signature to their devices from a physical paper and pen, it becomes easier.

All that is left is constantly resizing the signature to fit your document and apply.

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