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by John W. Simek, Vice President of Sensei Enterprises, Inc.

Inserting Signatures in Microsoft Word

August 25, 2021

Let’s face it. We are a mobile society with more and more data staying in digital form. The days of paper signatures are short lived. How do we deal with signatures in Microsoft Word? Not to worry. How-To Geek has a post to help you out. You have several options when dealing with a signature in Word. The first one is to merely insert a signature line in the document. Shocker. There’s an icon to insert signature services. You can insert a line and also include instructions for the recipient.

Two other functions you should become familiar with are how to insert a digital signature and placing an image of your signature within the document. When using digital signatures, I would recommend purchasing the certificate from a reputable provider. It will be easier if you select a security certificate provider that is a Microsoft Partner. Don’t be tempted to go with the free self-signed certificates. There is really no validation with a self-signed certificate as anyone can create one. Some systems even reject documents if they are self-signed.

Get familiar with the signature options in Word and keep the post handy for future reference.

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