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Digitally sign documents with OS X Preview

I've executed a lot of contracts. When it comes to real estate, timing can be the difference between getting your dream home or losing it someone else. Most people fax, scan and mail documents. That takes a lot of time. And what few people know is that you can digitally sign a document on any computer. Here's a new way to sign a PDF document on any Mac with OS X Lion or greater.

Open a PDF document using the Preview app and reveal the Edit Toolbar.

Click the triangle next to the Sig menu to show the digital signature options. Select Create Signature from camera -- device names may vary.

The camera on your Mac will turn. Find a plain white piece of paper, write your signature and hold it up to the camera. When your signature appears correctly, click Accept.

Go back up to the Sig menu to reveal your new digital signature. Select it and you'll see your cursor turn into crosshairs. Move your cursor to a signature line or any area where you want your signature to appear. Click anywhere.

You'll see your signature appear along with a bounding box where you can resize it.

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Digitally sign documents with OS X Preview

I've executed a lot of contracts. When it comes to real estate, timing can be the difference between getting your dream home or losing it someone else. Most people fax, scan and mail documents. That takes a lot of time. And what few people know is that you can digitally sign a document on any computer. Here's a new way to sign a PDF document on any Mac with OS X Lion or greater.

Open a PDF document using the Preview app and reveal the Edit Toolbar.

Click the triangle next to the Sig menu to show the digital signature options. Select Create Signature from camera -- device names may vary.

The camera on your Mac will turn. Find a plain white piece of paper, write your signature and hold it up to the camera. When your signature appears correctly, click Accept.

Go back up to the Sig menu to reveal your new digital signature. Select it and you'll see your cursor turn into crosshairs. Move your cursor to a signature line or any area where you want your signature to appear. Click anywhere.

You'll see your signature appear along with a bounding box where you can resize it.

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Digitally sign documents with OS X Preview

I've executed a lot of contracts. When it comes to real estate, timing can be the difference between getting your dream home or losing it someone else. Most people fax, scan and mail documents. That takes a lot of time. And what few people know is that you can digitally sign a document on any computer. Here's a new way to sign a PDF document on any Mac with OS X Lion or greater.

Open a PDF document using the Preview app and reveal the Edit Toolbar.

Click the triangle next to the Sig menu to show the digital signature options. Select Create Signature from camera -- device names may vary.

The camera on your Mac will turn. Find a plain white piece of paper, write your signature and hold it up to the camera. When your signature appears correctly, click Accept.

Go back up to the Sig menu to reveal your new digital signature. Select it and you'll see your cursor turn into crosshairs. Move your cursor to a signature line or any area where you want your signature to appear. Click anywhere.

You'll see your signature appear along with a bounding box where you can resize it.

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