How to add a signature to a PDF
Signatures added to PDFs through this feature are legally-binding.
Note: This feature is for self-signing only.
How to add a signature in a PDF on dropbox.com
- Log in to dropbox.com.
- Click the name of the PDF file you’d like to sign.
- Click Edit above the file preview. This will open the editing mode.
- Click Sign above the file preview.
- Add your signature.
- To draw a signature, click Draw from within the Sign toolbar. Add your signature using your mouse or mousepad.
- To type your signature, click Type, then type your name. To change the signature font, click Change font in the lower left of the signature window.
- To upload your signature, click Upload. Click Upload Photo to make a selection from your desktop or Dropbox files.
- Note: Signature photos must be smaller than 40MB and must be one of these file types: .png, .jpg, .jpeg, .bmp, or .gif.
- Click Insert to add your selected signature option to the PDF.
- Click Done.
- Your edited PDF will be saved as a new file within your Dropbox account. Anyone with access to the original file won’t see the changes.
Note: In highlighted PDFs saved after signing, some highlighted text may appear redacted instead of highlighted. PDFs without highlighting will save as expected upon signing.
How to add a signature to a PDF on the Dropbox mobile app
iOS and Android
- Open the Dropbox mobile app.
- Navigate to the PDF you’d like to self-sign.
- Tap the PDF to open a preview.
- Tap Edit/Sign in the lower left.
- Choose Only you.
- Tap Add signature.
- If you don’t have a saved signature, draw your signature under Sign your name.
- If you have a saved signature, tap the desired signature under Select signature.
- To add a saved signature, tap + (plus sign) next to Edit signature, draw your new signature, then tap Done.
- To edit your saved signatures, tap Edit next to Select signature.
- Move and resize your signature to the desired area.
- Tap Save.
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