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How to add a signature in Google Docs using a free Chrome extension

Google Docs can be an extremely useful tool when you need a quick and easy way to share documents with other people.

But if you also need the capability to virtually sign those documents, you'll have to get an add-on to be able to do that. Here's what you need to know to add your signature to Google Docs.

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How to add a signature in Google Docs

This method will work if you use the Google Chrome browser on a Chromebook, PC or Mac computer. And be aware that the add-on, Eversign, will require you to create an account and download the document as a PDF.

1. Download the Eversign add-on by clicking “Add to Chrome” and “Add extension” on the confirmation window.

Add Eversign to Chrome.

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2. Open a new document by going to docs.new or open your existing document.

3. Click the Eversign icon in the top-right section of your window and select “Sign” located under the name of your document.

Click the Sign button.

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4. Create an account by clicking “Start signing now” and go through the sign-up process, and be sure to click “Skip for now” when asked about payment plans if you want to keep the service free (just note that you will be capped at five signed documents per month in that case).

Sign up for Eversign.

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5. Go into your email and confirm your email address, and click your business name on the tab that opens.

6. Close out of your dashboard on your document, reload the page and then click the Eversign icon again and select “Sign” under the document name.

7. Select who needs to sign the document (you, you and others, or only others).

Select from the signature options.

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8. Drag the signature field over to the section of the document you want to sign.

Select the signature field, or an initial box.

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9. Pick your desired signature and click “Sign.”

Add a signature or choose from saved ones.

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10. Select “Finish” and agree to the terms and conditions.

Finish your signed document.

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11. Select “Download PDF.”

The signed document will also be saved to your Eversign account, and you will be able to access it there if you aren't able to download it right away.

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