How do I add a DocuSign signature to a Google Doc?.
Adding your signature to the document may be a necessary step to create the final version. You can add a signature to a Google Doc to make it more official, personalize it, or for other legal reasons.
While Google Docs is intuitive and easy to use, the process of adding your signature to an online document can seem more complicated. There are actually several different ways to insert a signature in Google Docs. All this is as simple as writing your name at the bottom of a paper document.
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How to Insert a Signature in Google Docs
Google Docs has a built-in feature that can be used to insert a signature into a document. To digitally sign a document in Google Docs, follow these steps.
Open the document you want to sign in Google Docs.Place your cursor where you want to add your signature.Select Paste from the ribbon menu at the top of the screen. Choose Drawing > New.
In the drawing window, choose Line > Outline.
Now draw (or sketch) your signature in the drawing area with your mouse or stylus.
When you’re happy with your signature, select Save and Close.
The signature will appear in your document at the location where you placed the cursor.
How to Edit Your Signature in Google Docs
If at some point after creating a signature you decide to change it, you can easily edit it right in the document. To change your signature, select it and then select Edit right below it.
To access advanced editing options, select another Edit menu using the three vertical dots below the caption. You can change the following options:
Size and Rotation: here you can change the width and height of the captionText Wrap: where you can choose whether you want the text to wrap around the caption or leave it on its ownPosition: if you want to move your signature
If you need to move your signature somewhere else, you can simply drag it anywhere in the document. You can erase your signature just like any other item in Google Docs.
How to Sign Your Google Docs Using DocuSign
Another way to insert a signature in Google Docs is to use third party tools. DocuSign is an add-on that you can install on Google Docs to integrate electronic signatures. Before you can start using it, you need to add it to Google Docs.
Open a document in Google Docs and navigate to Add-ons > Get Add-ons.
The Google Workspace Marketplace opens.
Type DocuSign into the search bar and select Install.
DocuSign will ask you for permission to access your Google account. Select Allow to complete the installation. Now you can use DocuSign to embed your signature in Google Docs.
Once DocuSign is installed, navigate to Add-ons > DocuSign Electronic Signature > Sign with DocuSign.
If you have never used this add-on before, DocuSign will ask you to create a free account first. You can then start using DocuSign to add a signature to your Google Docs.
If you’re the only one who needs to sign your Google Doc, you can use DocuSign to sign up to 3 documents for free. If you also need other users to sign the document, or if you plan to continue using the add-on, the subscription plan starts at $10/month.
How to Insert a Signature Using Signable
If DocuSign seems too expensive for what it offers, or if you’re not sure if you need to use it more than once or twice a month, Signable is a good alternative. It’s a web-based e-signature platform that’s also available as a mobile app that you can use to sign your Google Docs (as well as other document formats like Word or PDF) and pay as you go.
Adding a signature to a single document costs £1 (about $1.4) and the first 50 document subscription plan costs £21 per month. Since this is a UK based company, they mainly cater to the European market, which can be an advantage if you want support in the UK and stay up to date with European legislation.
In order to use Signable to insert a signature into Google Docs, you need to create a Signable account and then upload the document using their web platform or mobile app. After that, all that’s left to do is add your signature and any other required fields (such as a date or text field). You can then upload the signed document or send it to another person to work with or, if you need, have them sign it as well.
How to Sign Your Google Docs Using SignRequest
SignRequest offers an even cheaper way to add signatures to your Google Docs. SignRequest has a free plan that allows you to sign up to 10 documents per month for free. Plus, their subscription plans start at $7 per month.
Select “Install” to add SignRequest to Google Docs add-ons, then select “Continue” to confirm.
The SignRequest will then ask for permission to access your Google account. Select Allow. Once the add-on is installed, you can sign a Google document using SignRequest. Follow the path Addons > SignRequest > Create SignRequest > Create.
You will be redirected to the SignRequest platform where you can add a signature, upload or send your document to another person if you also need their signature.
Sign Your Documents Without Interrupting Your Workflow
Inserting a signature into your document can be more difficult than it needs to be. For each format, there is a unique path to follow or a function to use. For example, if you need to sign a Word or PDF document, this can also be done in several ways.
Do you often need to add a signature to your Google Docs? What method are you using to do this, a built-in function or one of the add-ons? Share your Google Docs practices with us in the comments below.
How do I add a DocuSign signature to a Google Doc?
How do I add a DocuSign signature to a Google Doc?