How do I sign a DocuSign document?
When someone sends you a DocuSign document for your electronic signature, you first receive an email from DocuSign sent on behalf of the sender.
Step 1 Review the DocuSign email
Open the email and review the message from the sender. Click REVIEW DOCUMENT to begin the signing process.
Note: Your experience as a signer may also vary depending on how the document sender wants you to sign. New signers have a different experience than returning signers and signers with a DocuSign account. To learn more, watch the Signing video or read the how-to guide Signing Documents Electronically with DocuSign.
Step 2 Agree to sign electronically
Review the consumer disclosure, and select the checkbox I agree to use Electronic Records and Signatures. Click CONTINUE to begin the signing process.
Important! To view and sign the documents, you must agree to conduct business electronically.
Note: To view additional options, click OTHER ACTIONS. For more information of other actions available, please review our Signing Documentation.
Step 3 Start the signing process
- Click the START tag on the left to begin the signing process.
You are taken to the first tag requiring your action.
- Click the SIGN tag. You are asked to Adopt Your Signature.
Step 4 Verify your name
Verify that your name and initials are correct. If not, change them as needed.
Step 5 Adopt a signature
Do one of the following:
- Accept the default signature and initial style, and go to the next step.
- Click Change Style, and select a different signature option.
- Click Draw. Draw your signature/initials using a mouse, or your finger or a stylus on a touchscreen.
Step 6 Save your signature
Click ADOPT AND SIGN to adopt and save your signature information and return to the document.
Step 7 Confirm signing
When you finish clicking all signature tags in the document, confirm signing by clicking FINISH.
A message appears stating that you have completed your document. You can now download a PDF copy or print a copy of the document. The sender receives an email with the signed document attached, and the signed document appears in their DocuSign account.
Step 8 Sign up for a DocuSign account
Sign up for a DocuSign account and save the document in your own account.