Quick Steps To Add An Electronic Signature In Google Docs

The inclusion of signatures in specific documents—business letters, for instance—is highly considered important. However, trying to apply it in your document electronically might be quite difficult than when you just manually write it. That’s why what other people usually do is utilize other apps or tools to edit and add signatures to a document.


Now, what if I tell you this is unnecessary when working in Google Docs? If you ask me why that’s simply because there’s a tool or feature you can use to easily add signatures to files created in Google Docs. Haven’t discovered that yet? No problem! This guide can be a great help to you.

In this article, we’ll teach you about the process of adding signatures to Google Docs without needing to download or open any other apps.

1. Open the document you want to add a signature to.

Launch Google Docs on your device then choose the document you need to add an electronic signature into. If you’ve already chosen one, click it once and the document will already open.

2. Place your cursor on where you want to add the signature.

Look at where you need to put your signature; it’s usually at the end of your letter or document. After you’ve decided where you want the signature to be placed, move your cursor to that location and simply left-click on your mouse.

3. Click the “Insert” button in the menu bar.

Select the “Insert” button in the menu bar, and wait for the small menu options to appear. That shows different tools and features you can add to edit or improve your document — Image, Drawing, Table, Chart, and so on.

4. Select “Drawing” then choose the option “New”.

Click on “Drawing” in the small pop-up menu options, then choose “New.” This will open a new window called the Drawing window, where you can type and draw whatever you want based on the option you select in the menu bar.

5. Click on the Line Tool in the menu bar on the drawing window and select “Scribble”.

To be able to add a signature, select the Line tool or the “Select Line” option in the menu bar. From there, simply select “scribble” so that you can begin drawing or writing your signature.

6. Draw or Write your Signature then click on Save and Close.

All you have to do now is write or draw your signature. Then, if you’re happy with how you drew it, click on “Save and Close” in the upper right corner of the screen. If you are unhappy with the outcome of your signature, you can delete it by pressing backspace on your keyboard, then create a new one before saving it.

7. Verify if you were able to add a signature in the document.

After clicking the “Save and Close” button, look at where you put your cursor before inserting a drawing; if you see your signature, it means you’ve successfully added one; if it’s not there, you may have missed a step or made a mistake. Simply follow the steps outlined above, and you’ll be able to successfully include an electronic signature in the document.

After adding it to your page, you can still adjust its size according to your preference; thus, don’t worry too much about it looking too big or eating up much of your space on the document’s page.

Wrapping It All Up

I hope that with this guide, adding signatures to all your essential documents can be made easier! If you’re previously using tools or apps that help you edit and add signatures to your files, I’m sure that this discovery won’t need you to keep on doing that.

Well, you may have been familiar with the drawing tool before but just didn’t know this is one of the things you can do with it. Always remember that Google Docs is not simply a platform you can use for writing, adding images and videos, and putting shapes because there’s much more you have yet to learn with just a bit of exploration!