Expert’s Advice: Create Your Handwritten Signature (2024)

You can create a handwritten signature online with SignHouse: Open the signature maker > Draw, Type or Upload it > Download.
Last updated on:
April 29, 2024
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This is the simplest guide on how to make a handwritten signature.

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How to Create your Handwritten Signature

Physical: Create your handwritten signature by writing it on a piece of paper, taking a picture, and uploading it in your computer.

Online: Use an online tool like SignHouse to draw, type, or upload your handwritten signature and use it to sign documents.

  1. Open our handwritten signature generator (see below).
  2. Design it: draw, use text, or upload a picture.
  3. Download and upload to documents.

That’s it!

1. Drawing a handwritten signature

Handwritten signature drawn with SignHouse

Feel free to change the width, angle, and the colour in the click of a few buttons.

If you make a mistake, you can always clear the signature, or you can simply use the arrow to undo. Redo as well, with the other arrow.

2. Typing a handwritten signature

You can use your device to draw the signature and make it look just like your classic signature on a paper. Then, you can also use text!

When typing it, our handwritten signature generator designed the same signature with many different fonts for you to choose from.

eSignature with handwriting font - examples

Simply select the font you like most, and that’s it — download your eSignature!

It’s 100% free to create electronic signatures and apply it to documents with us.


Can you add a handwritten signature in Word?

Yes you can! You can either draw a signature by hand, or add one if you already have it

To draw a handwritten signature in Word:

  1. Click “Insert” in the top bar
  2. Select “Drawing”
  3. Make sure you click “Draw” as the 2nd option → then select a pen
  4. Start drawing your signature
  5. Click “Save and Close”
  6. Once you signature is added, make sure you resize it, as MS Word makes it full-width by default. Voila! That’s your signature.

This will definitely work better on a laptop with a touchpad, rather than with a mouse on a desktop device. Or, probably the best way, with a pencil on a tablet.

To add a handwritten signature in Word:

  1. Open up Word
  2. Go to “Insert”
  3. Click “Pictures”
  4. Click “This Device”
  5. Upload your signature’s photo

Can you add a handwritten signature to a PDF?

Yes, you can add a handwritten signature to your PDF file. We'll help you create it and then add it to the file as well.

How do I digitize a handwritten signature?

Digitizing a handwritten signature means taking it from a "wet ink" signature to a digital one.

To digitize your handwritten signature in 5 easy steps:

  1. Put down your best signature paper.
  2. Open up our app: SignHouse.
  3. Configure a document that will be sent for signatures. NOTE: Make sure you add yourself as a signee!
  4. Upload the picture to use it as a signature.
  5. Use the controls and settings in there to customize your signature.

And voila! You've officially digitized a handwritten signature.

How do I put a handwritten signature in Gmail?

Create your free handwritten signature with SignHouse in 10 seconds, save it as a PNG file, and then attach it in Gmail.

How to add handwritten signature to email on iPhone?

Create your electronic signature with SignHouse in just 1 click and 10 seconds, save it as a PNG and then attach it to the Apple Mail app.

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Ch David is the co-founder of SignHouse. David is here to help the product development team expand the capabilities of ultimate eSignature maker for all your needs. Join David and the SignHouse team in stepping up electronic signatures!