Tip for Mac users use Preview to put signatures on PDFs


#1

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#2

I :heart: preview. With OS X, you can save anything you are going to print as a pdf, and then insert it to your document in Preview (Edit > Insert > Page From File…). It’s also easy to just use command-shift-4 (or 3 for your whole screen) and then hit space to capture a single window that saves as a file to your Desktop, which you can now insert. Click on the toolbox icon near the top right and you can add basic shapes and text. Save the document as a pdf and you now have a document that can easily be shared and printed regardless of platform.


#3

Apple’s mac programs can be remarkably bloated and behind the times, but usually look pretty good compared to Adobe’s alternatives.

Also, good tip indeed. Didn’t know that.


#4

My partner works in an office situation and creates tons of fill-able forms that Preview will not work with. I love PDF. It is almost as non-standard as the RS232 was for hardware.


#5

This tip is fantastic!

Now, is there any way to remove the signature? I opened a random PDF, added a signature and then closed it without saving… and it’s still there when I open the file. Since when does a Mac app save changes to documents without being explicitly asked to do so?


#6

Answering my own question: File > Revert To… allowed me to go back to the original document. I did not find any way to edit or remove the signature after closing the document. I am, however, left with the feeling that my 20 years of experience using Macs is now worthless.


#7

Since OS X 10.8, I think? It’s one of Apple’s sillier decisions in the long downhill slide since Snow Leopard.


#8

Just select the signature and delete it.


#9

So can I.

I mean create a contract in PDF, and add YOUR signature to it. You don’t even have to do anything. Saves you a lot of time. Come to think of it, you don’t even to know of it.

:grinning:


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