If you need a signature when editing some contracts or other commitments on the computer, how to insert a signature in Word? In this MiniTool Partition Wizard post, you can learn how to insert a handwritten signature and sign a digital signature in Microsoft Word Document.

What will you do when you need to sign a document remotely? You might think of signing the document and mailing it to your partner, or taking a train or plane to the designated location to sign the document. Both two methods cost a relatively long time. Is there a faster way to sign a document on the computer? Reading this post, you can learn how to insert a signature in Word.

How to Insert a Handwritten Signature

You can insert a handwritten signature in Word with the following steps.

Step 1: Write your signature on a piece of paper.

Step 2: Take a photo of this signature and upload it to the computer.

Tip: You can also scan your signed page with a scanner and then save it on your computer in a common file format, such as .bmp, .gif, .jpg, or .png.

Step 3: Open the document you need to sign in Microsoft Word Document and click Insert on the top menu.

Step 4: Click Picture and choose the saved signature picture. Then click Insert to add it to your document.

click insert to add it to your document

Step 5: If the signature is too big, you can simply edit it with the Picture Tools. You need to select the picture, click the Picture Format tab, and then use Crop to resize it.

use Crop to resize it

Note: If the signature is a scanned image, the above steps will be enough for inserting it into your document. If it is a photo, you need to do the following steps.

Step 6: Click Picture Format and click Color. Then select Recolor and choose Black and White: 50%.

choose Black and White: 50%

Step 7: Click Picture Format and choose Recolor again. Then select Set Transparent Color, and click on the white part of the signature picture to make it transparent.

The above steps are about how to insert a handwritten signature. You can try this way when you need to sign a document on the computer.

How to Sign a Digital Signature

A digital signature is an electronic, encrypted, stamp of authentication on digital information. It is mainly used to confirm that the information comes from the signer and has not been changed. The reason is that the digital signature has a unique authentication code for every individual, and the embedded cryptography ensures the security and integrity of the document.

If you want someone to sign a digital signature on your document, you need to create a digital signature line in advance.

Create a Digital Signature Line

Here is the guide about creating a signature line.

Step 1: In your document, place the mouse pointer where you want to create a signature line.

Step 2: Click the Insert tab and select Signature Line.

Step 3: Choose Microsoft Office Signature Line.

Step 4: In the Signature Setup dialog box, type the needed information.

Tip: The information you typed will appear beneath the signature line.

type information in the Signature Setup dialog box

After that, a digital signature line is completed.

Sign a Digital Signature

If you receive a document with a digital signature line, how to sign it? Here is the tutorial.

Step 1: Open the file with Word, and then right-click the signature line.

Note: You need to click Edit Anyway if the file opens in Protected View.

Step 2: Select Sign from the menu. Then you can type your name in the box next to the X or select an image of your handwritten signature by clicking Select Image.

select Sign from the menu

Note: If you use the Chinese (Traditional or Simplified), Korean, or Japanese version, the Stamp Signature Line option will appear. Besides, if you edit the document after signing, the signature will be deleted automatically.

With the above methods, you can insert a signature in Word.

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