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How to sign a PDF online with ease using HelloSign

​​Have you ever needed to esign a document online, but it's in an un-editable format like a PDF? Luckily, you don’t have to print, sign, and scan it. HelloSign, a secure and legally binding eSignature solution, makes it fast and easy to fill out and sign PDFs online.

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Product visual displaying the HelloSign interface at the add fields step of the flow and at the moment a user adds a signature field

Sign PDFs and so much more

​​Not only can you safely and securely sign PDFs and Microsoft Excel, Word, and PowerPoint documents online, you can also fill in any fields by formatting with special text and check boxes. Time-stamped audit trails give you total insight into the journey of the document.

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Product visual displaying the HelloSign interface at the add fields step of the flow with signature, full name, and title fields added, and at the moment a user adds a date signed field

Flexibility at your fingertips

​​Access, preview, and download all PDFs sent for signature with just a few clicks from your HelloSign account, or set up standardized PDF templates that regularly need to be sent for signature. Send your eSigned PDFs directly from HelloSign, by email, or even by fax.

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Product visual displaying the HelloSign interface at the add fields step of the flow and at the moment a user adds a custom text box field

A whole host of useful features

Use HelloSign’s online PDF signature software to create, edit, sign and send those important documents in PDF, as well as 16 other popular file formats. HelloSign provides you with the tools you need to electronically sign your PDF document and finalize your agreement. Once you upload your PDF, use our editor to drag and drop:
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Signatures

Define the areas on your PDF that need to be signed

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Initials

Define areas that need only initials from your PDF signers

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Textboxes

Add text before you send your PDF, or define fields that need to be filled out by other signers during the process

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Checkboxes

Add checkboxes with parameters to ensure accuracy when your PDF is being signed and filled out

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Sign date

This will auto populate on the date of the actual PDF signing for you

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How to make a PDF signable

When you sign up for a free trial you’ll immediately be able to move documents from one party to another for electronic PDF signatures, in seconds. Finalize agreements, obtain approvals and complete applications with a matter of clicks. You can even begin the process of onboarding new hires, without spending anything. The first three documents of each month are free and you’ll get unlimited documents when you sign up for any Essentials plan or above.

  1. Create a free HelloSign account
  2. Upload your PDF
  3. Format the PDF with a signature field
  4. Insert your eSignature
  5. Send and store the document

How to make a PDF signable

When you sign up for a free trial you’ll immediately be able to move documents from one party to another for electronic PDF signatures, in seconds. Finalize agreements, obtain approvals and complete applications with a matter of clicks. You can even begin the process of onboarding new hires, without spending anything. The first three documents of each month are free and you’ll get unlimited documents when you sign up for any Essentials plan or above.

  1. Create a free HelloSign account
  2. Upload your PDF
  3. Format the PDF with a signature field
  4. Insert your eSignature
  5. Send and store the document
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The HelloSign guarantee

With HelloSign, your signed PDFs are always legally binding, not to mention fully SSL encrypted meaning that sensitive documents are kept secure. We’ve also ensured that your PDFs are compatible across many different platforms for added convenience.


Fast, secure and legal PDF eSignatures keep companies of all sizes moving faster. Try it now with our free 30 day trial!

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Conceptual product content visual displaying a legal document, a signed document with icon representing completion, and a folder witha lock icon representing security

How to make a PDF signable

When you sign up for a free trial you’ll immediately be able to move documents from one party to another for electronic PDF signatures, in seconds. Finalize agreements, obtain approvals and complete applications with a matter of clicks. You can even begin the process of onboarding new hires, without spending anything. The first three documents of each month are free and you’ll get unlimited documents when you sign up for any Essentials plan or above.

  1. Create a free HelloSign account
  2. Upload your PDF
  3. Format the PDF with a signature field
  4. Insert your eSignature
  5. Send and store the document

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Frequently asked questions

How do I sign a PDF without printing?
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If you want to skip printing, signing, and scanning a document, you can do it all using eSignature from HelloSign. Upload your document, sign it, and send it to the intended recipient. You also have the option to send your document out with a signature request if you need someone else (or several people) to sign the PDF.

How should I send my eSigned PDF?
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Signed PDFs can be sent directly from eSignature, downloaded and attached to an email or with our fax service, HelloFax.

Can I use Preview or Word instead of an eSignature service to eSign a PDF?
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Using software such as Preview or Word to sign your PDF 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 such as HelloSign do.

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