How to insert a signature into Word documents using Signable

So, you’ve been given some Word documents that require a signature, but you don’t have time to wait for the postal service’s round trip. This is where knowing how to insert a signature to word documents would be a life-saver. 

To insert your signature simply sign up for our 14-day free trial and follow our step by step signature setup guide, not a piece of paper to be seen.

How to insert a signature to Word files:

Upload your Microsoft Word file(or a Microsoft Excel file format or PDF file format) straight from your computer or from our Dropbox integration.

  1. Drag and drop your signing fields in the required places
  2. Add the signee(s) name and email and, if you need the personal touch, your own name and email.
  3. Click send and we’ll take it from there!
  4. Once delivered it’s just up to your signee to click sign.
  5. They can now select signature options, there’s 3 to choose from. 1. Upload a signature image file of their handwritten signature. 2. Type their signature 3. Draw their signature in the box provided.
  6. In no time you’ll receive an audit trail with a digital certificate with the signed documents in your inbox.

No payment info needed – just a few details:


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It’s easy to insert a signature in word or to request that a signee add the signature, using Signable. The setup takes minutes, making electronic signatures easy to implement.

 

Are electronic signatures legal?

When implementing a new digital process it’s important to know that you’re still compliant with the law and with your business’ cybersecurity policy. 

Our electronic signatures are legally compliant with the EU eIDAS law as well as the US eSign act. So, you can be sure any documents signed online can be used in court as evidence. 

As mentioned above, when a document is completed by all parties, you as the sender will receive the full document, complete with legal authentication that outlines:

  • Each signing party
  • Dates, IP addresses, and fingerprints
  • A full audit log

 

Are electronic signatures secure?

What’s more, you’re fully covered when dealing with your client’s information, as Signable has SSL encryption on every page so your information cannot be seen by third parties or shared with anyone you haven’t allowed access. 

To further the security of your documents we provide:

  • Identification of users verified before permitted to send documents
  • Document integrity checked, always
  • Unique  fingerprint IDs for each document
  • Secure storage of documents and data
  • Signatory identity verified via email address, timestamps and geo-tracking
  • SSL 256-bit AES/RSA encryption
  • Only you and people you’ve authorised can access documents

 

The difference between inserting an electronic signature into Word, and adding digital signatures

It’s easy to get mixed up with Digital signatures and electronic signatures but it’s actually a completely different technique to add a digital signature to a document. Signable offers a standard electronic signature.

 

What do you get with our free trial?

You get access to all our features including:

  • Custom branding
  • Templates
  • Full trackable document archive
  • Password-protected documents
  • Teams & permissions
  • IP Allowlist
  • One-click reminders
  • Full activity overview
  • Full UK phone & email support
  • Upload PDF or Word documents

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If you want some more information, you can get in touch with our team here.

It’s easy to get started with Signable and you’ll be able to insert a signature in word documents in a few minutes!

Find out for yourself and start your free 14-day Signable trial today!


We may send you emails directly about your Signable account. These emails will come directly from Signable and will always be related to your account. You may opt out of these emails via the link at the bottom of the email that you receive.

Some of our main industries are: 

Property

Use cases:

Tenancy agreements, Landlord contracts, Inventories, References

Sales

Use cases:

Service agreements, affiliate contracts, creative concepts, artwork sign off

Law 

All documents are legally compliant with eIDAS (EU&UK legislation) & US eSign Act.

Finance

Use cases:

Accounting: ITR’s, CT 600’s, agent authority, applications, guarantor info, credit licenses

Vehicle finance: Credit licence, hire T.O.A, DD forms & mandates

Debt management: Fee agreements, authority to act, bank authority, employment info

Marketing 

Use cases:

Service agreements, affiliate contracts, creative concepts, artwork sign off

Non-Profit 

Use cases:

Membership forms, volunteer training forms, supplier approval forms, media release forms

 

Claims

Use cases:

Terms & conditions, claims notifications, client care letters, form of authority

Recruitment

Use cases:

Client contracts, candidate registration forms, terms of business contracts, reference requests, time sheets

Events

Use cases:

Booking forms, wedding contracts, quotes, invoices

Utilities

Use cases:

Letter of authority, VAT Declaration, termination notice, change request forms

Telecoms

Use cases:

Mobile contracts, fixed-line contracts, internet service, pricing changes

Hospitality

Use cases:

Booking forms, HR/recruitment, event T’s & C’s, check-ins

Retail

Use cases:

Recruitment contracts, application forms, supplier forms, concession documents

HR

Use cases:

Employment contracts, Ts & cs changes for employees, employee permission requests, acknowledgement forms.