Document signature

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At times I receive a document through e-mail which requires my signature and return. What I do now is print out the document, sign it, scan the signed copy back into the computer, and return via e-mail.

Is there a program which would allow me to sign the document directly on the computer (without printing) and return it?
 

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At times I receive a document through e-mail which requires my signature and return. What I do now is print out the document, sign it, scan the signed copy back into the computer, and return via e-mail.

Is there a program which would allow me to sign the document directly on the computer (without printing) and return it?
Something like this, connected to your computer via USB? http://thumbs.dreamstime.com/z/hand-writing-touch-pad-holding-pen-against-computer-38936492.jpg

What format are the documents you are receiving? Word, PDF?
 
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I do this all the time. Adobe PDF let's you write on the document and so does the newest version of Word.

EDIT: Shoot, Stevie beat me to it :redface:
 
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Maybe you could upload a picture of your signature and paste it into the document?
 
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Maybe you could upload a picture of your signature and paste it into the document?
That is usually what I do, as well.

But if you are getting PDF's and don't have Adobe Acrobat (compared to Adobe Reader), would you be able to edit the PDF to enable pasting a pic of your signature in the appropriate area?
 
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Maybe you could upload a picture of your signature and paste it into the document?
That is usually what I do, as well.
That seems really impractical. But perhaps I'm different.
 
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That seems really impractical. But perhaps I'm different.
I only do it because the device I have isn't compatible with my current laptop. Need to get a newer one!!

But of course I'm not doing this on official documents. I rarely get forms emailed to me that need filing out and a signature.
 
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I only do it because the device I have isn't compatible with my current laptop. Need to get a newer one!!
What "device" do you speak of? :) I've got a graphics tablet that I use all the time. It makes writing on the computer as easy as writing on paper, too. Do you mean something like that?
 
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Thanks for the replies, but I am somewhat limited. My computer is an old-fashioned PC so I don't have any stylus or anything like that. The only freely moving instrument I have is the mouse - cursor. Documents are often PDF and I have Adobe Acrobat Reader DC.
 
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As long as you have a way for plugging a USB type A plug into your PC, it shouldn’t matter how old your computer is . . . . and graphic tablets run quite cheap. Since you wouldn’t be using it for rigorous digital design/art, you could find one for as low as $40 to $50.

Another idea: Download a font that looks similar to your handwriting and just type your name in that font (?)
 
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Documents are often PDF and I have Adobe Acrobat Reader DC.
Are the PDF's form formatted, where Adobe Reader allows you to insert text (or tick a box) at various input points?
 
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Are the PDF's form formatted, where Adobe Reader allows you to insert text (or tick a box) at various input points?
I don't know. What do I look for?
 
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I don't know. What do I look for?
Ah, I see. You're only after requiring the PDF to be signed, and the rest intact. Never mind.
 

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