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How to Insert a Signature in Word for Mac

If you want to insert a signature into a document, it is vital to follow a few steps in order to insert it correctly. Word for Mac includes options for electronic signatures and handwritten signatures, but you may not be aware of how to insert a signature in word. In this article, we'll cover both options. Find out how to insert a signature in Word for Mac and the benefits of each.


You can use DocuSign to create a secure document signature. DocuSign is a popular alternative to email. The system allows you to sign documents anywhere, on any device, and within minutes. You can use DocuSign to sign documents made with Word online or Word 2016 (Windows).

SignNow is a professional eSignature solution that makes it easy to create a DocuSign signature. It's an add-in for Word that lets you easily insert your signature into documents. All you need to do is set up a DocuSign account. Then, install the DocuSign add-in on your computer and start completing documents. You can create interactive templates and work with teams.

In the left pane, you can insert a DocuSign signature. Select the icon and log in with your DocuSign account. The signature will appear in the left-hand panel. Click the "create" icon next to your signature image. Once you've saved your document, you can view it in File Explorer. You can also use the signature image as a background for other documents. You can even print the document after signing it.

Microsoft Word

To insert a signature, you can choose the AutoText option in the Insert tab. Once you've selected it, click on the Signature block, then select a name. Once the name is chosen, click OK. Your signature will appear on the document. You can also choose to add the signature block to a future document. Once you've created a signature block, you can add it to any document.

First, open the document you want to sign. Click the Signature tab and choose to insert the signature line. A window will pop up to show details surrounding the signature line. Decide whether the document will be printed, signed electronically, or both. If you're unsure, try typing "electronic signature" into the search bar. When the Signature Setup window appears, select the desired option. After confirming the location of the signature line, click the OK button.

Electronic signature

Although Microsoft Word for Mac doesn't support electronic signatures and digital certificates, you can easily add an electronic signature to a document using a Mac. All you need to do is open the document in Preview and insert the signature into white space. Alternatively, you can also use a third-party application such as PandaDoc. It offers a more sophisticated set of features, including tracking signatures, and can integrate seamlessly with your existing tech stack.

Once the signature is inserted, it is important to place the line where the prospect's signature goes. Without a signature line, your prospect may not sign the document. The signature line is very important, as a signature isn't complete without the line where the signer's name and address are written. You can select Signature Line from the Insert menu. Once you've made the selection, the Signature Line dialogue box will open. Choose the required options, click OK, and your signature will be added to your document.

Handwritten signature

If you have a scanned signature, it is easy to insert this into a word document. Simply insert the signature image in the appropriate place, adjust its size, and click Sign. This signature image will appear in the document, along with other pertinent information. The signature can also include the user's name, email address, and phone number. You can also add typed text below the signature. This will allow you to personalize your document further.

When inserting a handwritten signature, first open your document in Microsoft Word. Click on Insert - AutoText. A list of names will appear. Select the name you want to add the signature to and click "Insert." After the signature is added, Word will confirm that you have signed the document. Do not edit the document after adding a digital signature, as this will invalidate the digital signature. Alternatively, you can take a picture of your handwritten signature and upload it directly into Word.