How To Sign A Word Document On Mac (2024)

Electronically sign a Word document on Mac: Upload the file > Select your signature > Attach it to the document > Download it.
How To Sign A Word Document On Mac (2024)
Last updated on:
December 29, 2023
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In this tutorial, we'll teach you how to add a signature in Word on Mac computers.

Microsoft Word doesn't make it as easy to sign DOC/DOCX documents for Apple Mac users. Fear not, we come in handy with a free solution.

You can electronically sign a Word document on a Mac with our online signature tool that is designed specifically for people that want to sign Word files on Mac.

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How to add a signature in Word on Mac

Using an online signature software, like SignHouse, is the most effective way you can sign a Word document on Mac without having to pay money for it:

  1. Upload a Word document in the box below;
  2. Select the signature field (left menu);
  3. Create your electronic signature;
  4. Drag & Drop it on the Word document;
  5. Apply changes & Download.

At SignHouse, we make things really simple: Upload your file, add your signature, and then download it. That easy!

Sign the Word document on Mac yourself, and if necessary, send the document to other signees so they can get the work done after you.

How to add signature in Word on MAc

Pro Tip: You can also convert a PDF to Word format on Mac with our software.


Can you draw a signature in Word?

Absolutely, that's possible.

In Microsoft Word you're able to hand-draw your signature and then even place it on a document.

Check out Section 1 of our guide here (with pictures and step-by-step instructions!).

How to add a signature in a Word document?

Adding your signature to a Word document is easy:

  1. Click where you want to add the signature
  2. Select Insert in the top menu
  3. Choose Signature
  4. Add it to the document

Can you add a handwritten signature in Word?

Yes you can! You can either draw a signature by hand, or add one if you already have it

To draw a handwritten signature in Word:

  1. Click “Insert” in the top bar
  2. Select “Drawing”
  3. Make sure you click “Draw” as the 2nd option → then select a pen
  4. Start drawing your signature
  5. Click “Save and Close”
  6. Once you signature is added, make sure you resize it, as MS Word makes it full-width by default. Voila! That’s your signature.

This will definitely work better on a laptop with a touchpad, rather than with a mouse on a desktop device. Or, probably the best way, with a pencil on a tablet.

To add a handwritten signature in Word:

  1. Open up Word
  2. Go to “Insert”
  3. Click “Pictures”
  4. Click “This Device”
  5. Upload your signature’s photo

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