Something as simple as signing a PDF or other document quickly turns into a tedious process of printing, singing, scanning and then emailing – and at the end of it all you have a piece of paper that you no longer have need.
However, there is good news. If you own ayou can use the built-in preview app to sign a document in a minute, after going through the initial installation process – this is . The first step is to enter your signature on your Mac (more below). After that, select the signature you saved every time and your Mac will apply it to the document to be signed. Easy.
Entering your digital signature on your Mac
1. Open your document in Preview .
2. Click on the icon Pen .
3. Click the button Signature .
4. Select Create Signature .
Apple syncs your signature with your iCloud account, so it's available in Preview on any Mac you've signed in with your Apple ID.
You have three options to create a digital version of your signature:
- Trackpad : Select this option if you want to write your signature with your finger on the trackpad of your Mac.
- Camera : Draw a piece of paper and then hold it against your Mac's camera. Preview recognizes and digitizes your text.
- iPhone : Select this option to write your signature on the nearby iPhone screen.
How to Add Your Signature to a PDF
Now that the installation is complete, your signature is now in the system and you will see how fast Preview is when signing documents.
While your document is open in Preview, follow the same process we just described, except click on your signature after clicking the signature button.
A small box with your signature is displayed in the document, which you can then drag and resize. After you have created your signature, you can save the document and then share it.
I just timed how long it takes to open a document and click the appropriate buttons to add a signature, and I was able to get it done in less than a minute, and that includes also add the date by hitting the add text button in Example.
Now that you have mastered signed documents at record speed,. New to Mac? Here is . And don't forget that iTunes is dead, but that doesn't mean you can't sync your iPhone to your computer. .