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Two-Minute Drill – How to Add a Digital Signature to a Google Doc

If you’re in sales or business development (or even if you’re just an everyday person doing something like buying a house), you know it: trying to e-sign documents is a royal pain. Who wants to go through the hassle of printing/scanning/emailing/faxing? (And that’s if you can even find a fax machine these days.)

Most online providers aren’t much better. You have your choice of a few different enterprise electronic signature software packages that each require you to jump through a lot of hoops…and then only work half the time.

What most people don’t know is that you can quickly sign documents using Google Drive/Google Docs without any of the above hassles. If you’re using Gmail or a Google Apps account, check out this quick hack. You’ll be glad you did.

How to Digitally Sign a Google Doc

Today we’ll walk you through a quick tip in Google Drive or Google Docs: how to sign a document using Google Docs.A lot of people don’t know you can do this and defer to physically signing contracts or other documents. But a lot of times, you just want to open a document really quick, throw a signature on it and send it off – you don’t want to have to deal with opening up some software program or document program. So this technique to sign documents with Google Drive or Google Docs can work perfectly for that.Once you’re in your Google Doc, follow these steps:

  1. Insert -> Drawing -> +New
  2. Click the arrow next to the Line icon
  3. Select Scribble
  4. Draw your signature
  5. Adjust as you see fit
  6. Click Save and Close
  7. Move your signature to where it needs to be

Next, you can just download it as a Word doc or a .pdf – whatever you need it to be – and send it off.

And that’s how you sign a document in Google Drive or Google Docs, hope you enjoyed it. Thanks for watching and we will see you next week.

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