04-24-2012 02:08 PM - last edited on 04-24-2012 03:27 PM by Mark_YSI
I feel a slight sense of apprehension starting this Tech Tip Tuesday post on a negative note, but I’ve got to be honest: I’ve always disliked having to sign and fax documents! More often than not, a.) the fax line is busy, b.) the guy on the other end forgets to set up the fax machine, and answers the phone, confused c.) the guy on the other end can’t read the document you sent, and wants you to send it again, or d.) all of the above. It’s frustrating, and almost always takes more time and effort than it should.
With YouSendIt, you can sign documents quickly and easily using our online signature service. In this post, we will walk through the process of signing and sharing a document online. We hope this feature will save you and your clients a good amount of ink, paper, grief, and most importantly - time.
Signing Documents Online
First, log into your YouSendIt account. Click the Sign tab at the top of the page.
Next, select a document you want to sign. You can select a file from your desktop, or from your YouSendIt online Folders.
( For electronic signing, we support Adobe PDF, Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Rich Text.)
To add your signature once the document is uploaded, simply click where you’d like your signature to appear, and use your mouse to sign.
(If you prefer, you can type your signature with the cursive font by selecting the Type Signature option.)
You can also add text to the document. This feature comes in handy, especially if you want to add a date next to your signature. To add text, click on the Text button at the very top of the document, click where you’d like the text to appear, and start typing!
You can move your signature or text you added in the document by simply hovering over the signature/text until the blue area appears around it. Then, you can drag the signature/text to any area of your document, or even resize it if you wish. You can also click the “X” button at the top right corner to delete this.
Once you are done signing, click the Done button. You will then have the option to send the file, or to save it to your online folders so that you can share it in the future.
This feature isn’t just limited to your desktop or laptop computers – you can also access, sign, and send documents on the go via your mobile device!
Here’s a video on how to eSign documents on your mobile device:
How have you used our E-Signature service? If you haven’t used it yet, how do you plan on using it? We’d love to hear how you’re using this feature, and any thoughts or ideas you may have about it. Please feel free to post your comments in this thread. Thanks!
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06-06-2012 06:28 PM
Can't believe there are no replies to this blog... but anyway, for my part I guess this service is really intended for people receiving files, rather than sending out files for signature? I'm not sure I really see the point of it (unless I'm missing something). It's easy to add a signature electronically within Word or PDFs without having to use a Cloud service for this. And in so doing, one can add their 'real' signature (not child-like attempt with a mouse of curly text input; neither of which properly represent a true signature). For services that do use this method such as Adobe's EchoSign, the software is designed to ensure that only the recipient can sign the document electronically, thus ensuring the authenticity of the signature.
If this service is to be developed, then an EchoSign-style service would be useful (or simply tie-up with EchoSign) or at the very least, allow a scan of one's signature to be added as one of the options and allow recepients to sign documents in the same way.
06-18-2012 04:58 PM
I have not as yet used this feature. Signing with a mouse is not all that easy. I'd like it if once a I get a recognizable signature that it could be saved and reused in the future.
07-19-2012 03:40 AM
I'm so glad to have discovered this feature. I only wish I had known about it earlier this week. I had to sign three documents and mail them postal delivery. I couldn't figure out how to scan them with my signature and then send electronically.
This feature is going to be extremelyh useful to me when I must send a signed document. I love this. Thanks for the tutorial. I will be using this for sure.
For those who are technologically challenged -- like me -- this is a good thing to have.
07-25-2012 12:04 PM
I was excited to find this and disappointed to see that I can't use a saved version of my signature. Doing my signature with the mouse just doesn't work. I will implement this compnay wide if we can use saved signature (preferrably saved in our account, not on the desktop)