Microsoft Word on Mac: How To Sign Documents (2024)

Electronically sign a Word document on Mac: Upload the file > Select your signature > Attach it to the document > Download it.
Last updated on:
April 30, 2024
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In this tutorial, we’ll teach you how to add a signature in Word on Mac computers.

There are two ways to do it:

  1. Using online software, like SignHouse (it’s free!)
  2. In Microsoft Word, through the Signature Line feautre

Mac: How to Electronically Sign a Word Document

You can electronically sign a Word document on a Mac computer with SignHouse, or using the Signature Line feature.

Step-by-step process:

  1. Upload a Word document in the box above.
  2. Select the signature field (left menu).
  3. Add or Create your electronic signature.
  4. Drag & Drop it on the Word document.

If necessary, send the document to other signees so they can get the work done after you.

How to add signature in Word on MAc

Pro Tip: You can also convert a PDF to Word format on Mac with our software.


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 draw a signature in Word?

Absolutely, that's possible.

In Microsoft Word you're able to hand-draw your signature and then even place it on a document.

Check out Section 1 of our guide here (with pictures and step-by-step instructions!).

How to add a signature in a Word document?

Adding your signature to a Word document is easy:

  1. Click where you want to add the signature
  2. Select Insert in the top menu
  3. Choose Signature
  4. Add it to the document

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