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How To Insert A Signature in Google Docs

Adding signature to a document is a necessary step to create the final version. You may want to add a signature also to a Google Doc to make it look more official, either to personalize it, or for other legal reasons. 

While Google Docs is intuitive and very easy to use, the process of adding your signature to an online document may seem more complicated. In reality, there are a very few different methods you can use to insert a signature in the Google Docs. All of this methods are as easy as scribbling your name at the bottom of a paper document. 

How to Insert a Signature in Google Docs

Google Docs has an in-built feature that you can use to insert a signature in your document. If you are to electronically sign a document in Google Docs, follow the steps below.

1. Open the document you want to sign in the Google Docs.

2. Place the cursor where you are going to add your signature.

3. From the ribbon menu on top of the screen, select Insert. 

4. Select Drawing > New. 

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5. In the Drawing window, select Line > Scribble. 

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6. Now draw (or scribble) your signature inside the drawing area using your stylus or mouse.

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7. When you’re ok with your signature, select Save and then Close. 

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The signature will then appear in your document in the space where your cursor is placed. 

How to Edit Your Signature in Google Docs

If at any point after creating your signature you now decide you want to change it, you can easily edit it right in your document. To change your signature, just select the signature and then select Edit right under it. 

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To access advanced editing options, select the other Editing menu that is the three vertical dots under the signature. The parameters that you can change include: 

1. Size & Rotation: Where you can edit the height and the width of the signature

2. Text Wrapping: Where you can choose whether you want to wrap your text around the signature or you want to leave it on its own.

3. Position: If you want to move your signature 


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If you need to shift your signature somewhere else, you can just drag and drop it anywhere in the document. You can delete your signature just like you do with any other element in the Google Docs. 

How to Sign Your Google Docs Using DocuSign

Another way to insert a signature in Google Docs is by making use of the third-party tools. DocuSign is an add-on that you can install in Google Docs just to integrate electronic signatures. Before you can start using it, you need to add it to your Google Docs.

1. Open a document in Google Docs and follow the path Add-ons > Get add-ons. 

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2. This will open Google Workspace Marketplace. 

3. Type DocuSign into the search bar, then select the Install button.

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DocuSign will seek your permission to access your Google account. Select Allow to finish installation. Now you can use DocuSign to insert a signature in Google Docs.

4. After DocuSign’s installed, follow the path Add-ons > DocuSign eSignature > Sign with DocuSign. 

If you are a novice to this add-on, DocuSign will ask you to create a free account first. Then you can now start using the DocuSign to add a signature to your Google Docs.

If you’re the only one who needs to sign your Google Doc, you can use DocuSign to sign up to three documents for free. If other users are to sign the document also, or if you’re planning to continue using the add-on, the subscription plan starts at $10 per month. 

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