Want to sign a PDF document quickly and easily? This article shows you how to add signature to a PDF document using the Microsoft Edge browser. No need to download and install yet another software or extension.
There are quite a lot of software out that make signing a PDF document easy. However, most of them require installing software or uploading the PDF document to their servers. If you don’t want to do that, you can use the Edge browser to sign PDF documents. Thanks to the built-in annotation tools, you can add signature directly in your Edge browser. This eliminates the need for printing, signing by hand, and scanning them back to PDF documents.
So, without further ado, let me show you how to add a signature in Microsoft Edge to a PDF document.
Sign PDF in Microsoft Edge
To add a signature to PDF in the Microsoft Edge browser, follow the below steps.
- Open the PDF document in the Edge browser.
- Click the Draw icon on the top navigation bar.
- Click the dropdown icon next to it.
- Select the color of your choice and set the Pen thickness using the slider.
- Find the field where you want to add your signature in the PDF doc.
- Write the signature with your mouse or touchscreen.
- Click the Save As icon on the top nav bar.
- Give it a name of your choice.
- Select a destination to save the file and click Save.
- With that, you’ve added signature to PDF in Edge.
Steps with more details:
First of all, open the PDF document you want to sign in the Edge browser. For that, you can drag and drop the PDF file into the Edge browser window or right-click on the PDF file and select the “Open With > Microsoft Edge” option.
Once the PDF opens in the Edge browser, you will see a bunch of annotation tools on the top navigation bar. From the available tools, click the Draw icon to select it. Next, click the dropdown icon next to it and choose the color of your choice. In most cases, the black color would be fine. After that, use the thickness slider to set the point thickness.
Once the pen is ready, find the field where you want to sign and scribble with your mouse or touchscreen to add the signature.
If you made a mistake, you can erase the signature by clicking on the eraser icon and then clicking or clicking and dragging on the signature.
If you don’t want to draw your signature, you can type it out too. For that, click the “Add Text” icon.
Next, click where you want to sign, click the “Text color” option and choose a color of your choice. Again, in most cases, black color is fine. Next, type the signature. You can increase or decrease the font size by clicking the “Increase text size” (A^) and “Decrease text size” (Aˇ) icons.
After signing the PDF document, click the Save icon or press the Ctrl + S keyboard shortcut to save the document. If you want, you can also click the Save As icon. This option allows you to save a copy of the modified PDF document without changing the original.
You will see an additional window if you click the save as button. Here, type the file name, select a destination to save the file, and click the Save button.
That is it. With that, you’ve added the signature to the PDF document in Microsoft Edge.
One thing to remember when adding a signature in PDF, it is just a regular signature and not a proper e-signature (electronic signature) or digital signature. If you don’t know, an e-signature or digital signature is encrypted and authenticates the document. If you trying to sign a legal document or any other PDF that requires your authentication, you should add a real e-signature or digital signature. For that, you can use PDF editing software like Acrobat or Smallpdf.
That is all. It is that simple to add a signature in Microsoft Edge.
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