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
- Insert -> Drawing -> +New
- Click the arrow next to the Line icon
- Select Scribble
- Draw your signature
- Adjust as you see fit
- Click Save and Close
- 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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