How to Sign a PDF Document on Mac using Preview

Sometimes you receive a PDF document that you have to sign and send it back to the sender. Earlier, users have to print out the document, sign the document, scan it again, and then send it back. The process is very long and tiresome, right?

Fortunately, you can use the Preview app for Mac to add a signature to PDF files. Preview is a default app for viewing images and PDF files on your Mac. The app comes out of the box on Mac running OS X Lion or above.

With Preview, the process of electronically signing PDFs become easier. All you need to do is to capture your signature using Mac Camera, then add a signature to PDF.

Use Preview to Sign a PDF on Mac

In upcoming lines, we will show you how to use Preview app to sign your PDF documents:

On White blank paper, Sign your signature.

Launch Preview app on Mac and then go to Tools > Annotate > Signature > Manage Signatures > Create Signature > Camera.

How to Sign a PDF on Mac using Preview

Next, turn on Mac Camera and then hold the paper in front of it. Once your signature is visible and clear, click Done.

Alternatively, you can also use a touchpad to draw your signature, if you’ve Macbook.

Doing this will add your signature to Preview app.

Double click the PDF document to open it in Preview app.

Go to Tools > Annotate > Signature. From the list of saved Signatures, select the one which you want to insert in a PDF document.

How to Sign a PDF on Mac using Preview

Now drag-drop selected signature to right possible. For example Your Signature field.

Quick Round up

Create Signature by going to Tools > Annotate > Signature > Manage Signatures > Create Signature > Camera.

Insert Saved Signature by going to Tools > Annotate > Signature.

As simple as that!

If you know any other easy way on how to Sign PDFs on Mac, then feel free to share with us in comments.

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