How to Add Signature in Word Windows 10 and Mac?

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Add Signature in Word Windows 10 and Mac:

A handwritten signature adds a personal touch to a document. You can easily scan your signature and store it to add it to a document. Moreover, you can add a signature line to check where the signature should be written. 

How to Create a Handwritten Signature and Insert It?

Below are the steps that you need to follow to add a handwritten signature in word on Windows. 

Step 1: Write your signature on a piece of paper. 

Step 2: Scan your page and save it on your PC's common file format .bmp, .gif, .png, .jpg. If you want details on how to use a scanner, then go to the main website or use the manufacturer's manual. 

Step 3: Open the file. 

Step 4: Now, to crop the image, go to the Format tab, select crop, and then finally crop the image. 

Step 5: After that, you need to right-click on the image and then save the picture as a separate file by selecting the option of "Save as Picture".

Step 6: If you wish to add a signature to a document, select Insert and then finally select Pictures. 

Use Typewritten Text as a Reusable Signature

If you wish to add more information to your signatures such as your email address, phone number, or job title. Save it together with a picture as auto text. 

  • Enter the text that you want to under inserted pictures. 
  • Choose the picture and the typed text. 
  • Select Insert and then go to Quick Parts. 

  • Choose Save Selection to Quick Part Gallery. After that, a create New Building Block box will open up. 

  • Go to the Name box and enter the name of your signature block. 
  • After that, navigate to the Galley box and select Auto Text. 
  • Choose OK. 
  • When you wish to use the signature, select the insertion point where you wish to insert the signature. 
  • Go to Insert, Quick Parts, Auto Text, and then finally select the name of your signature. 

Choose a Signature Line 

Use the command of Signature line for inserting a signature line with an X to know where to sign the document. 

  • Choose the area where you want the line. 
  • Select Insert and then select Signature Line. 

  • After that, choose the Microsoft Office signature line. 
  • Then, go to the box of Signature setup. After that, you can enter the name in the box of Suggested signer.  You can also add a title in the box of the Suggested signer's title. 
  • Select Ok and then the signature line will appear in the document. 

Scan and Insert the Picture of Your Handwritten Signature on Mac

Below are the steps that you need to follow to add a handwritten signature in word on Mac. 

Step 1: Write your signature n a piece of paper. 

Step 2: Scan the page and then save it on your PC in a common file format such as .PNG, .JPG, .GIF, .BMP. 

Step 3: Now, go to the Insert tab and then select Pictures. After that, go to Pictures from File. 

Step 4: Search for the picture that you wish to insert. After that, select the option of Insert. 

Step 5: Select the picture to show the tab of "Picture Format"

Step 6: Select the crop option from the Picture Format tab. After that, crop your signature. 

Step 7: Then, right-click on the picture and then select the option of Save as Picture to save it as a separate file, which you can use in other documents.  

Include Text with Reusable Signature

If you wish to add more information like email address, phone number, job title in your signature. Save it with a picture as auto text. 

Step 1: Enter the text that you wish to enter under inserted picture. 

Step 2: Choose the picture and the typed text. 

Step 3: Go to the menu of Insert and select AutoText and then go to New. 

Step 4: After that, create a new AutoText box will open up. 

Step 5: When you wish to use this signature, select the insertion point where you want to insert the signature block. 

Step 6: Go to the menu of Insert. After that, select Auto Text and then select the name of your signature block.

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