Wed, 6 Jun, 2018Danielle McCarthy

How to sign a document without printing it out

How to sign a document without printing it out

Lisa Du is director of ReadyTechGo, a service that helps people gain the confidence and skills to embrace modern technology. 

There are often times when you need to sign or fill in a PDF form that has been sent to you. You could print out the document, fill it in, sign it, scan it and then email it back but that's all such a hassle for something that should be so simple.

Thankfully with Microsoft Edge (previously known as Internet Explorer), you can do all that without having to print the document!

Here’s how:

Step 1: Right click on the PDF file.

Step 2: Go to "Open with" and then click on "Microsoft Edge"

Step 3: Click on the pencil icon located at the top right.

Step 4: Click on the "pen" icon and choose the right colour and size for you signature.

Step 5: Draw your signature by holding down left click and dragging your mouse. If you're unhappy with the signature (or you've made a mistake) click on the "eraser" icon in the top right and 'draw' over your signature to erase it.

Step 6: When you're satisfied with your signature, right click on the open PDF and click on "Save-As" to the document!

Have fun signing documents in a jiffy!