Monday, November 29, 2010

How to Attach an Electronic Signature to a Digital ID Read more: How to Attach an Electronic Signature to a Digital ID

Electronic or digital signatures are used to verify your identity within Microsoft Word documents. They are helpful in reducing risks inherent to electronic transactions. The electronic signature feature is built-in to the 2010 version of Microsoft Word. In order to insert an electronic signature, create a signature line. Sign the signature line in order to attach your signature to your digital ID.

Difficulty: Moderately Easy


    Create A Signature Line

  1. 1

    Move the mouse to the area of the document where you want to place the signature line and click once to place the cursor.

  2. 2

    Click the "Insert" tab and click "Signature Line" from the "Text" group. Click "Microsoft Office Signature Line."

  3. 3

    Follow the onscreen instructions provided by the "Signature Setup" dialog box to specify the details of your signature line. Click "OK" when finished.

  4. Attach Your Signature to a Digital ID

  5. 1

    Right-click the signature line that was created in the previous section.

  6. 2

    Select "Sign" from the drop-down menu.

  7. 3

    Type in the name that correlates with your digital ID next to the "X." Click "Sign."

  8. 4

    Click "Select Image" if you wish to use a signature image file instead of printing your ID. Browse for the location of your image and click it once. Click "Select" to use it to sign your document. Click "Sign."

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