print, sign, scan, send

What? Sign forms by electronic signature

Why? Getting things done these days still involves a lot of paper. While this may have been done by mail or in person in days gone by, there is still a need for paperwork to be filled out. In many cases, forms need to be printed, filled in, then sent by mail, or scanned and sent by email. There is an easier way, and most people can do this.

What? By scanning your signature, you can then use this to sign and send documents without the need to print them.

How? I will talk about doing this on an apple computer here. A simple internet search using the words "scan signature" will also lead to other ways to do this.

Step 1: Open a document you want signed. If it hasn't already, open the document in Preview.

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Step 2: Go to the tool icon - just next to the search box, and open it. Then press on the signature icon.

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Step 3. Select "Create Signature". All you need to do now is write your signature on a piece of paper and your computer should do the rest.

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Step 4. Now you have your signature saved! When you need something signed, and your document is open in preview, you can select the tool box, then select your signature, and it will appear on the document.

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Step 5. Sending the document is easy. When you select "Print", you will have an option to send as an email.

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Step 6. You now have a signed document in an email ready to go. No printing or scanning!

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Your signature will remain in the system for using again in future. Once you start signing forms in this way you will not go back!

AuthorBrendan Ryan