Here is a guide that shows you how to sign a PDF document in Microsoft Edge. Signatures are basically used to get or provide consent or approval on documents like contracts, legal documents, applications, forms, and more. Just like how you add inked signatures on a hard-paper document, you can also add an electronic signature to your PDF document in the Edge browser.
Microsoft Edge is a great PDF viewer for Windows 11/10 with some good PDF reading and annotation tools. Additionally, you can easily draw and add a handwritten signature to a PDF document right from the Edge browser. In this post, we will discuss two methods to electronically sign a PDF document in Microsoft Edge. Let us check out these methods now!
How to Sign a PDF document in Microsoft Edge
These are the main methods to sign a PDF document in the Edge browser:
- Use the Draw tool to sign a PDF in Edge.
- Digitally sign a PDF in Edge using an add-on.
Now, let’s discuss these two methods in elaboration!
1] Use the Draw tool to sign a PDF in Edge
You can simply sign a PDF file using the Draw tool in the Edge browser. These are the basic steps to digitally sign a PDF in Microsoft Edge:
- Open the Microsoft Edge browser.
- Import a PDF file.
- Click on the Draw tool from the toolbar.
- Select pen color and thickness.
- Draw a handwritten signature anywhere on the PDF.
- Save the signed PDF document.
Let us discuss the above-mentioned steps in detail!
Firstly, simply launch the Microsoft Edge browser on your PC. Then, you need to import a PDF document file that you want to sign using the Ctrl + O hotkey.
After you open the input PDF file, you will see various PDF reading as well as annotation features on the top toolbar. You will see page view, rotate, zoom, read aloud, highlight, erase, etc. To sign a PDF, you need to use the Draw tool; simply click on the Draw option. And, choose the ink properties including the color and thickness of the drawing pen.
Now, draw your handwritten signature with the drawing pen anywhere on the PDF document. In case of any mistake, click on the Erase option and then delete the drawn signatures. You can then redraw the signature in the PDF.
Next, you need to save the PDF with an added handwritten signature. For that, click on the Save button to save the signature in the original PDF. Or, you can use the Save as button to create a new PDF document with a handwritten signature.
So, this is how you can easily sign a PDF document in Microsoft Edge using its native draw feature.
2] Sign a PDF in Edge using an add-on
Some add-ons for Edge enable you to add a signature to your PDF right in the browser. In this post, we are going to use this free add-on service called Digital Signature for PDF Files. It is a dedicated add-on service using which you can add handwritten signatures to a PDF file in the Edge browser. This add-on service also lets you draw individual handwritten signatures and download them in PDF, JPG, and PNG format. You can then add the created signatures to your Word, PDF, and other documents.
Here are the main steps to sign a PDF in Microsoft Edge using this add-on:
- Launch Microsoft Edge.
- Go to the Edge Add-ons page.
- Search and Install the Digital Signature for PDF Files add-on.
- Click on the icon of this add-on from the top badge.
- Press the PDF and Advanced Options button.
- Import a PDF document.
- Add a handwritten signature with customized line width, color, etc.
- Save the signed PDF document.
Now, let us elaborate on these steps for you!
Firstly, launch the Microsoft Edge browser and open the Add-ons page in it. To do so, go to the three-bar menu and click on the Extensions option.
Next, press the Get extensions for Microsoft Edge option and it will navigate you to the Edge Add-ons page.
In the search bar, type and enter Digital Signature for PDF Files. You will see the Digital Signature for PDF Files add-on in the result. Click on the Get button to install and add this extension to the Edge browser.
Now, click on the icon of this newly installed add-on from the extension badge. And, press the PDF and Advanced Options button.
A Signature Pad page will open up in a new tab. In this tab, click on the Pick a PDF File option to browse and load the source PDF document to which you want to add a handwritten signature.
After that, you need to set up the drawing options to draw a signature including minimum line width, maximum line width, minimum dot distance, pen color, and velocity factor. Configure these options and then draw a signature on the PDF at any part of it. You can also select the page of the PDF on which you want to add a handwritten signature.
In case you want to delete the added signature and draw a new signature, tap on the New Signature option and then draw your signature. It also provides you an Undo option to undo a previous action.
When you are done signing a PDF document, choose PDF Document as the Save Format and then click on the Download to Disk button to save the signed PDF document.
This is how you can draw a signature and sign a PDF document in Microsoft Edge using this free add-on.
How do I edit a PDF in Microsoft Edge?
Microsoft Edge allows some basic editing as of now. It provides a few annotation features including Highlight, Draw, and Erase using which you can draw annotations on a PDF document. You can also rotate pages of a PDF document in Edge.
Also, the new Chromium-based Edge browser supports Chrome-based extensions, so you can search for a PDF editing extension on the Edge Add-ons page and install one to edit PDF in Edge.
How do I sign a PDF in Windows 11/10?
Signing a PDF in Windows 10 is quite easy. You can draw and add a signature to a PDF in Windows using various software and tools like Adobe Acrobat Reader DC, Foxit Reader, SmallPDF, and some other PDF readers.
How do I enable digital signature in Microsoft Edge?
You can enable digital signature in Microsoft Edge. However, this feature is available in the Microsoft Edge Canary version as of now. You can check out the detailed procedure to enable and validate the digital signatures in Microsoft Edge that we covered earlier.
How do I digitally sign a PDF in Windows 11/10?
It is quite easy to digitally sign a PDF document in Windows 10. You can use a free software like Advanced PDF Utilities Free that allows you to edit as well as digitally sign a PDF file. Also, you can electronically sign a PDF document right from your Edge browser that we already discussed in this article.
Hope this article helps you sign a PDF document in Microsoft Edge browse using two simple methods.