How to sign a PDF on your Mac in a few easy steps
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How to sign a PDF on your Mac in a few easy steps

Operating Systems
Speaker 1: Here's a tip for Mac users that can save you time. Whenever someone sends you a document that needs your signature, you don't need a printout PDF. So then get a pen and re scan it. No, no, no, no, no. You can sign your name with your finger and the Mac will save your signature for the future. Okay. Start by opening the PDF or whatever document in view, click the little icon that looks like a marker tip with a circle. That'll bring up the markup toolbar. Then click the icon that looks like a signature. It [00:00:30] gives you three ways to record a signature. One way is with the track pad. It could be a little wonky. You may need to try a few times. It's good for short signatures or initials. If you click the iPhone options, that's gonna instantly pull up a screen on your phone to sign with your finger. Speaker 1: It's a little easier, but if you have a long signature with lots of flare and you want to use a proper ink pen, well then use the camera option. You sign your name in the middle of a blank sheet of white paper. You hold the paper up to the webcam [00:01:00] and it will capture a image of the signature it's saved for now until the end of time. But you can do it again. If you hate it, apple syncs your signature with your iCloud account. So anytime you're on a Mac that is signed in with your apple ID, you'll be able to see it in the preview program. You can make multiple versions, like just your initials or something more D tailed. When you insert it into a document, you can resize it to fit the field and there you have it, no printing and rescanning necessary.

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