How to sign a document using digital signatures

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Within one fluid process, your important documents are sent to the necessary parties to collaboratively E-Sign with yourself, within a user-defined workflow.


Step by step guide

Step 1

Upload a new document by either dragging it anywhere onto the dashboard or select ‘upload a doc’ and then select the document you wish to sign. Alternatively, you can sign a document you have previously uploaded using the ‘document uploads’ option.

Step 2

Once you have selected your chosen document, choose the 'Sign' option in the top right hand corner of the page, then then choose from the signing options, we will choose "Co-sign" here.

Step 3

Enter the signers details into the dedicated fields as shown. If you require more than 2 signers then simply select 'Add another Signer'.

Step 4

If you require the document to be signed in a specific order, it's at this stage the 'Use sequential signing' option would be selected. The order of names entered into each numbered box, defines the flow of the documents to your recipients for signing.

Step 5

You can also attach other documents to be signed or supporting literature for your recipient to view as part of the notification email. Within the description section is the opportunity to create the bulk of your email body, within which you could describe to your recipient the requirements you need to complete the document transaction.

Step 6

You are now presented with your document and the ability to place the signature placement fields onto the document. You can toggle between the choices of whose signature to place on the document by clicking and highlighting in red. Once the signer’s name is highlighted in red, drag and drop your signature field into the required place on the document.

Step 7

Review the document and the recipients.

Step 8

Send the document.

Step 9

Select ‘Sign document’.

Step 10

Add your signature and wait for the Co-signers to complete the process.

Most frequent Signing a document pack questions

Everyone involved in the signing of an individual document will receive an e-mail notification of whenever another party has signed. You can see who else is involved in the document signing process by clicking on the document. On the right hand side of the document is an audit column. Here you can see who else is involved in signing. Who has signed the document so far, who is still to sign, and who has declined.

Please see E-Sign’s ‘User Guide’ for step by step instructions, or watch the easy to understand Co-Sign tutorial video.

If you have sent a document from your own email address to your own email address, E-Sign recognizes this and places the document in your E-Sign inbox on the dashboard. Consequently, an email notification will not be sent. If you would like to test the E-Sign platform, then please use a different browser with a different email address.

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