Add signature to Word documents (DOC, DOCX)

Electronically sign Microsoft Word documents for free. This is how to add a signature in Word
Add eSignature in Word
Add signature to Word documents (DOC, DOCX)
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Add signature to Word documents (DOC, DOCX)

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How to create a digital signature for Word

To add your handwritten signature in Microsoft Word, you need to follow 3 easy steps: selecting your document, choose who signs, and finally, add the eSignatures. Making your own eSignature is really easy, especially for Microsoft Word. You can use our digital signature maker to customise your handwritten signature, and then to add it on top of any document.

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1. Choose a Word document

Fill in the document that you want to sign. Any Microsoft Word document can be eSigned.

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2. Now, who eSigns?

It can only be you who signs this Word document, or it can also be other people as well.

3. Add the electronic signature in Word

Time to add signatures in Word! You now have to either add your signature, or to send the document to others in order to get their signatures.

How to digitally sign documents in Word

You first need to create your digital signature. Using an eSign software such as SignHouse, you'll be able to generate and customise your digital signature for free and in just a couple of seconds. Then, you will be able to drag-and-drop your handwritten signature in any Microsoft Word document. To add your electronic signature in Word, you'll need to upload your Word document, select your eSignature, and then simply move it in the spot where you want to see the signature in Word. All of this can be made in just a couple of clicks, within a few minutes.

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Fast setup, quick eSigns

Just like the classic, physical signatures, eSignatures work the same. Moreover, digital signatures are even faster than the physical ones. All you have to do is just create your digital signature, and then add it on top of any Word document. Electronically signing Word documents takes no more than a couple of seconds.

eSignatures save you hours

Speaking of seconds, you know how people say that time is money, right? With eSignatures in Word, you'll get to save more time, and more money as well. We value time as much you do, and the process of eSigning helps you save the hours that you used to spend on printing papers just to sign them.

Expert or not, eSigning is for you

Whether you're a pro at using the computer and surfing the internet or not, eSignatures are made for you. When building SignHouse, we've had a clear mission: making digital signatures affordable and accessible for everyone. The process of eSigning is not only easy, but also very intuitive.

Documents, signatures - all safe

In this modern world, technology is all over the place. We get how it may seem a bit scary at first to add all of your documents and your signature within an online platform, but in reality, everything is secure. All of your files and signatures stay with you. Nothing moves without your approval. More about privacy here.

Why add your signature in Word with SignHouse

We'd like to believe that accessibility defines our product. Online signatures in Word can be made with minimum effort, and with the strongest outcome. Creating your eSignature in Word takes just a few clicks, and no more than a few minutes out of your time. Our priority is to save you the time that once used to be spent on printing papers, signing them, and uploading them back into the computer by adding your electronic signature directly into Word.

eSign from any device

Regardless of the device, you can electronically sign a Word document from anywhere in the world. Whether you're using a mobile phone or a desktop computer, SignHouse is optimised to help you add signatures on Word documents in all circumstances.

No hassle, just electronic signing

Our product is built to offer you the best experience, with no errors or bugs. We always mention that our product is meant to save you time, and we're doing our best to optimise the eSign software that way. Electronically sign documents without any issues.

Variety of documents to eSign

You're currently reading the story on how to sign Word documents, but besides this, we're doing our best to make it easier to sign on all sorts of formats, such as PDF files, images, and so on. Accessibility and low-effort is what defines eSigning with us.

We're standing by your side

Got any questions about SignHouse? Not sure how to use the eSign software? Worry not, we're here to help clear any concerns about our product. Simply click the bubble in the bottom-right corner of any page, and you'll get connected with one of our support agents.

What they say about us

No-brainer pricing for a small business - or even big business, I reckon : - )

Tried the product. Worked like a charm. Never had any problem + the clean UI got us. Wish there would be more features, but I believe in the team behind.
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Steph G.
Chief Executive Officer
SignHouse has been nothing short of convenient, efficient and fast. Oh and top notch customer support too...

Couldn't ask for more!
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Julie M.
Executive Administrative Assistant
SignHouse has made a big difference in the workflow of my business. Sure there are other, more mature e-signing platforms out there, but they are all convoluted and too focused on big, enterprise companies. It feels like SignHouse is on our side.
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Michael B.
Photography Consultant
Getting documents to parents is significantly simpler now. However, even more importantly, parents aren't getting lost in the signing process anymore. 👍
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Sandy T
Teacher
"Simpler, yet does the job better than most of the clunky eSignature software out there"
"SignHouse cut down on our signing processes by at least 50% - and we were using eSignature software before as well"
"I just never thought signing documents can ever become a pleasurable experience"

Frequently asked questions

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

Are your electronic signatures legal?

Our signatures are 100% legally binding, as SignHouse is built around US and International Laws concerning digital signatures. SignHouse eSignatures are on par with paper signatures, from a legal point of view!

Signing papers digitally started being equal to physical, handwritten signatures in the U.S. eSignature Act of 2000 (U.S. Federal Act) + the Uniform Electronic Transaction Act (UETA). As a consequence, laws in other countries have followed suit. SignHouse is built around these laws.

Are you adding an actual eSignature or just an image?

All signatures are a real, eSignature that is 100% legally binding.

We save important, relevant data (that can be used legally in all types of situations, including in courts) such as identifiable details of a person, IP addresses, etc, just so our electronic signatures can be as valid as digital signatures can get.

What about privacy and security?

SignHouse's signatures are secure for all kinds of businesses and companies. All our signatures happen on a secure, SSL-connected domain. Documents are not made public and unique keys are generated through SignHouse so that privacy and security are at the foundation of the documents on our platform.

How do my signees get to sign with SignHouse?

We've streamlined the signing process so that your signees can sign your documents with no hurdles at all — and with the smallest amount of steps required. It can take as little as 30 seconds! 

How do you compare to ______?

We have a generous free plan, so we highly encourage you to make the comparison yourself! It costs you nothing - and no hard feelings if you don't want to go with us.

We would really love to know what made you go with us or somebody else! If you could take a moment to write to us about that, we'd highly appreciate it.

What if I have more questions?

Then we're standing by to help. Contact us, and we'll do our best to help 🤗

What's different about SignHouse?

Free
SignHouse is completely free to start. Just upload a doc and start signing in a few minutes!
Mobile-first
What’s your cost of losing doc signatures just because signing didn't work on mobile? We fix that.
Optimized for 0 headache
SignHouse was made to simplify the eSigning. Long gone are the days of clunky solutions.
Trackable documents
Documents signed with SignHouse come with simple analytics that just don’t give you a headache.
It Just Works™
Big, old software is buggy, clunky and slow. Built with simplicity in mind, we make signing a breeze.
Fast
Fast to use, fast to load. The Simple.ink experience will be snappy for you and your signers.

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