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Learn about electronic signatures with KeepSolid Sign

Easy, time-saving, and secure eSignature Software

How to add a signature to a PDF

Much like it was with mobile phones revolutionizing the way business was done, a paperless office is an idea with similar potential.

Digital signature solutions have been paving their way into our lives, and are already pretty common in today’s world. And why wouldn’t they, considering how beneficial and simple they are.

Talking about simple. Here is a guide on how to sign a PDF document using KeepSolid Sign. If you are looking for a platform-specific manual, please refer to Knowledge Base - Manuals.

Note: KeepSolid Sign offers a free 14-day trial, so that you can practice before buying.

1. Log in using your KeepSolid ID.

2. Create your e-signature.

Go to the “My signature” menu (on iOS and Android this menu is found in the account section). There you will see two areas, “My signature” and “My initials”; you can create either or both. Aside from actually drawing your signature, you can also import or take its picture. Be sure to save your signature after you’re done. Now let’s see how to add this signature to a PDF.

3. Import a PDF document.

Go to the “Documents” tab and find a document that is up for signing. The app supports both local and cloud storages.

Note: thanks to synchronisation, once you import it, you can sign a PDF document on any of your devices with installed KeepSolid Sign (KeepSolid Sign is available on all major platforms: macOS, Windows, iOS, Android, and web browsers).

4. Open it and:

  1. Click “Annotations” on the right-hand bar for Windows and MacOS
  2. Tap the blue nib icon for iOS or the blue pen icon for Android

Here, besides an electronic signature itself, you can add text, a date, and checkmarks to your document.

Note: You can edit your signature on the go, even right after you sign a PDF with it.

Fast facts:
  • 45% of office prints end up in the trash by the end of the day
  • More than 70% of businesses would fail within 3 weeks if suffered loss of their paper-based records due to fire of flood
  • An average office-worker uses 10,000 sheets of paper annually
  • A typical four-drawer file-cabinet stores from 10,000 to 12,000 documents, takes up 9 SF of floor space, and costs $1,500 a year.

KeepSolid Sign’s functionality is not limited to just e-signing PDF documents by a single person, it’s a comprehensive tool that allows for a full-fledged paperless office — you can invite other signees and observers, manage your team, and much more. Top it off with ironclad AES-256 storage encryption that ensures your classified information stays that no matter what.

There you have it, you now know how to electronically sign a PDF document and are one step closer to going paperless.

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As you can see, electronic signatures are just as reliable as usual ones, and are much more convenient than those. So what are you waiting for? Download KeepSolid Sign, get a 14-day free trial, and see how dramatically your paperwork improves!

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