How to Electronically Sign a PDF With eSignatures

How to Electronically Sign a PDF With eSignatures

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Want to quickly and easily add your signature to a PDF contract, agreement or other important document? 

Here’s how you can eSign a PDF in a few simple steps using electronic signatures. Electronic signatures are secure, reliable and significantly faster than paper-based processes. 

Here’s everything you need to know about signing a PDF electronically with eSignatures.

How to sign a pdf electronically 

Here’s the simplest way to electronically sign a PDF:

  1. Log in to your Signable account. If you don’t yet have one, you can sign up for a 14-day free trial in just a few clicks. 
  2. Upload the PDF you’d like to sign.
  3. Add in your signature field.
  4. Fill out your party information (the names and emails of the people you’d like to sign the PDF.) If you’re wanting to sign the document yourself, you can select “add myself as party”. 
  5. Send your document. Your parties will receive a copy of the PDF in their inbox ready for their signature. 

After all parties have signed the document, you’ll be sent a completed copy of the PDF. 

Create your signature for PDF eSigning

When it comes to creating an electronic signature for your PDF, you have three options. Whichever option you choose makes no difference to the legality or validity of your signature. To create an electronic signature within Signable, you can either:

  1. Type your signature with your keyboard
  2. Upload an image or scan of your handwritten signature
  3. Draw your signature using your mouse or trackpad

How to send a PDF file for electronic signature

If you’re looking to send a PDF to multiple people for signature, you will want to make the signing process straightforward to ensure you get the completed document as quickly as possible. Here are some tips for requesting a signature on a PDF using Signable:

  • Upload the PDF documents you’d like to be signed.
  • Drag and drop the fields onto the document you’d like your signers to complete. These commonly include date, text, and upload fields as well as the all important signature field.
  • Add the names and email addresses of your signers. Here you can allocate them roles which correspond to the information you need, such as “landlord” and “tenant” for example.
  • Send your PDF. An email will be sent to all signers prompting them to complete the document. 

Sending PDF documents to a significant number of signers? Our Bulk Send feature makes this possible in just a few clicks.

How to Sign a PDF electronically with Signable

Signers who are sent a PDF to sign via Signable do not need to have an account to do so. So how do you sign a PDF electronically without one? It’s simple! 

  • When someone sends a PDF to be signed via Signable, the signers will simply receive an email from Signable requesting their signature. 
  • Once they click through the document, they will be clearly shown what information is needed from them. 
  • Once they have completed the document and clicked “finish”, they will be redirected to a page which confirms they have fulfilled their signing responsibilities.

Benefits of signing PDFs electronically 

Using electronic signatures is faster, greener, and simpler than using paper documents. Here are some other key benefits of using Signable for your electronic signatures: 

  • Securely sign with confidence – Your PDF documents are stored in the cloud, meaning they cannot be lost, damaged or stolen like paper documents can. There are also added security features in place such as Two-factor authentication to protect your Signable account. 
  • Sign remotely – With electronic signatures, you can send and sign your PDF documents on the go, from anywhere. This accessibility can lead to higher levels of productivity and a faster signing process from start to finish. 
  • Scale as your business grows – If you’re just starting out, you may only have the odd PDF document which needs singing. Our PAYG plan means you only pay for what you use. As you grow however, you can choose from our range of cost-effective plans designed to support you in sending as many PDF documents as you need!
  • Integrate with the tools you love – We’re big fans of automation here at Signable. That’s why we offer a range of integrations which enable you to streamline your workflows and connect the applications you use the most. Our Zapier integration connects with over 6,000 apps, from Hubspot and Slack to SalesForce, Microsoft Suite and beyond.
  • Save money – A huge consideration for anyone looking to invest in a new tool is the cost. Electronic signatures can help you save on printing, postage and storage costs, as well as saving you endless hours sending documents manually. Find out how much you could save by making the switch to eSignatures. 

Try signing PDFs electronically yourself

Electronically signing PDFs with Signable is simple! Sign up for our 14-day free trial today and start sending and signing PDFs in just a few clicks.