Question MarksIf you have questions about how to sign your entry form, then be sure to check out this blog post. The options presented here are intended to work with your device, at no additional cost. Don’t worry if one of these options doesn’t work for you—there are many more out there!

How do I electronically sign a PDF?

  • In Google Drive?
  • Online?
    • Try Small PDF or search “free PDF signer” for more options.
  • On an iPhone or iPad?
    • Use the Mail app and Markup tool! See more info here.
  • On an Android device?
  • On a PC?
  • On a Mac?
    • Use the Preview app! See more info here.
  • If I already have PDF editing software?
    • Sign a piece of paper, take a picture, upload it, and add it to your PDF!

How do I electronically sign a PDF in Google Drive?

  1. Upload the PDF to your Google Drive.
  2. Click on the PDF and open the drop-down menu next to “Open with.” You will see suggested third-party apps. Select “DocHub–View, Edit & Sign PDFs.” You may prefer using a different app—visit Google Drive support for more options!
  3. Open DocHub using your Google account.
  4. On the top bar of the tool, click “Sign” and “Create Signature.” Draw and save your signature.
  5. Click on the document where you want your signature to appear. Resize as needed.
  6. Click “Download” to save your PDF to your Google Drive or other preferred location.

How do I electronically sign a PDF on an iPhone or iPad?

  1. Use the “Markup” feature in the mail app!
  2. Email yourself a PDF of your downloaded form as an attachment.
  3. Open the email in your iPhone or iPad’s mail app.
  4. Tap the PDF attachment and click the icon of a pen to “Markup” the file.
  5. Draw your signature on the document.
  6. Click “Done” when finished. The mail app will create a reply to the email (back to yourself!) with the signed document attached.

Note: You can also use Markup in Gmail or Outlook apps, but you need to “Save File” after signing before you can send it back to yourself!

For more information, check out Apple Support’s instructional YouTube video here!

How do I electronically sign a PDF on an Android phone or tablet?

  1. Download the Adobe Acrobat Reader app for free.
  2. Open the PDF file you would like to sign.
  3. While the PDF is open, tap and hold the screen. A menu will appear; select “Signature.”
  4. A signature box will appear on the screen; sign with your finger. Tap done.
  5. Move your signature to the correct place on the document.
  6. When finished, click the checkbox in the top left corner of your screen.

For more detailed instructions, check out this video from Tech City.

Note: There are a lot of PDF-signing apps available for Android devices. You may prefer a different app—check out the Google Play store for more options!

How do I electronically sign a PDF on a PC desktop or laptop computer?

  1. Sign using Adobe Acrobat Reader DC’s free signature tool!
  2. Open the PDF in Adobe Acrobat Reader.
  3. On the right-side panel, click “Fill & Sign.”
  4. You’ll be asked, “Who needs to fill and sign?” Select “Fill and sign” under “You.”
  5. Click “Add Signature.”
  6. Type or draw your signature, then click “Apply.”
  7. Drag your signature to the correct place on the PDF. Save your signed file!

How do I electronically sign a PDF on a Mac desktop or laptop computer?

  1. Sign using the built-in Preview application!
  2. Open the PDF file in Preview (this will likely be the default application).
  3. Click the “Show Markup Toolbar” button.
  4. In the toolbar, click, “Sign.”
  5. You’ll be prompted to create a signature by using your finger on the trackpad or by signing a piece of paper and scanning it with your webcam.
  6. Drag your signature to the correct place on the document.
  7. Save the document!

For more detailed instructions, check out Apple Support’s guide here.

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