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How do you sign a PDF without printing?

If you want to skip printing, signing, and scanning a document, you can do it all using the HelloSign eSignature app.

Upload your document, sign it, and send it to the intended recipient. You also have the option to send your PDF out with a signature request if you need someone else (or several people!) to sign the document.

How should you send your eSigned PDF?

There are several ways to send an eSigned PDF. You have the following options when you use HelloSign:

  • Send it directly from the eSignature app
  • Download the document and attach it to an email
  • Fax it using our other service, HelloFax

How much does it cost to use HelloSign?

HelloSign is an eSignature app where you can sign up to 3 documents per month for free. If you need more documents to be signed or are looking for more features (like templates), a Pro account or higher may be more suitable for you. Check out our pricing page for the features per plan.

Is this legal?

The short answer is, “Yes, it is.” eSignatures are backed by the ESIGN Act of 2000, which gives eSignatures the same legality as written signatures.

There are certain types of documentation that are not included in the ESIGN Act and must still be signed on paper:

  • Adoption and divorce paperwork
  • Court orders and notices
  • Wills, codicils, and trusts
  • Cancellations of utility services (includes power, water, and heat)
  • Notices of repossession, foreclosure, eviction, or the right to cure
  • Product recalls or material failure
  • Documentation that accompanies hazardous materials, pesticides, or other toxic or dangerous materials

Can you use Preview or Word instead of an eSignature service to eSign a PDF?

Using software such as Preview or Word to sign your document is not considered a secure method of eSigning. Even though you can paste an image of your signature from a scanned image to get a similar-looking result to an eSignature, these programs don’t provide the security protections that eSignature services do.

At HelloSign, we have securities built in. Your documents are encrypted using SSL (Secure Sockets Layer), which is the same level of encryption used by leading banks and government agencies. We also have an audit trail that’s appended to all signature requests so you have record of your business processes.

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Did you know you can electronically sign documents online, even when they're in an un-editable format like a PDF? Signing PDF documents online makes in incredibly simple to get your most important paperwork filled out and signed quickly, even when you don't have access to a printer, scanner, or fax machine. HelloSign – an eSignature solution – gives you all the tools you need to sign PDF documents online.

HelloSign provides legally binding electronic signatures, each protected by an army of security regulations and compliances. Using HelloSign, you can format your PDFs with special formatting fields (like text fields, check boxes, date fields, signature fields, and more) so you can fill out PDF documents and insert your legally binding signature. You can also send the completed document via email to recipients of your choosing.

It’s simple to get started!

Step 1
Create your HelloSign account.
Use the Google authenticator or enter in your email and a password.
Step 2
Upload your PDF document.
Pull the PDF document into your account from your desktop or upload from one of the many apps we integrate with, like Box, Evernote, Google Docs, and more.
Step 3
Format the PDF using special formatting fields.
Just drag and drop each field onto the relevant part of the document.
Step 4
Fill out and sign the PDF.
Enter your information into each field, and insert your electronic signature to make the PDF legally binding.
Step 5
Send and store.
You have the option to send the completed document to a recipient or recipients via email. A copy of the completed document will also be saved to your HelloSign account.
All done
That’s it!
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It's easier than ever to sign all your most important documents without the hassle of a printer, scanner, or fax machine. Legally binding electronic signatures empower you to sign documents online using a desktop, tablet, or mobile phone.

HelloSign is an eSignature provider dedicated to making the process of signing paperwork less painful and cumbersome. Using our free eSignature tool, you can create an electronic signature, format documents, store signed documents – all online!

In addition to providing easy to use electronic signatures, we also offer other services that make paperwork a breeze. Here are just a few features you'll enjoy with a paid HelloSign account:

Prepare a document once, save it as a template, and then use it again and again.
Data validation.
You'll never have to worry about accidentally filling in an email address in the wrong field.
Email alerts.
Enjoy automatic email reminders and alerts for any action taken with your document. For example, you'll see when a document has been opened, viewed, and signed.
Secure storage.
All documents are kept safely and securely in your HelloSign account.
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Create your first HelloSign account and get three free documents each month. Pro plans and above unlock power features like templates and data validation.
Please note these features may only be available on certain HelloSign plans. Please contact a Sales representative if you are interested in learning which plan would be best for you.

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