Sign a Proposal Electronically

Were excited to work with you! These instructions will talk you through how to electronically sign your proposal so you don’t need to print it off, sign it, and scan it back. This is a way easier approach.

First, download and save the PDF version of your proposal. Be sure to make note of where you’re saving it, so you can easily find it again in a moment.

Next, go to smallpdf.com/sign-pdf. This site lets you easily electronically sign PDFs for free.

On the right side, choose to “Sign a document.”

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Next, remember where you saved the PDF copy of the proposal when you downloaded it? Drag and drop that file into the purple box, or, select it by clicking “choose file.”

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Afterwards, a copy of the PDF will load into your browser. Scroll to the bottom of the PDF, to the signatures section. Then, click “Place Signature” in the upper left corner.

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A window will pop up that will allow you to either:

  • Sign your name using your mouse, or with your finger or a stylus on a touch device like your phone or tablet (the “Draw” option),
  • Upload an image of your signature, or
  • Use your camera to take a photo of your signature

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In this example, we’ll use the “Draw’ option to create a signature right on the screen using a mouse or touch device. Simply sign your name on the line on the screen.

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After, creating a signature, click “Save” in the lower right.

An image of the signature will appear on the document. You may need to click and drag it to the appropriate location on the Signature line. You can resize the image of your signature, as well.

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When the signature is in the right location, and is sized correctly, click “Add Text” in the upper-left corner. This will allow you to add text, similar to how you added your signature.

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You’ll see a small box appear where you can add and edit text. Use this box to enter your printed name. You may then need to move this text box to the proper area on the document. After your text is in the proper location, click the “X” in the upper left.

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Continue this process to add text for your job title and today’s date. After all fields are complete, click “Finish” in the lower right.

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After clicking Finish, you’ll see a “Success!” message. Click the “Download” button, and now you’ve got a signed copy of the PDF. Nice work!

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Last, just send this new signed PDF back to me, and you’re all set!