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Edit and sign PDFs online: A how-to guide

Editing and signing PDFs doesn’t have to be difficult. With the right tools and a little bit of know-how, you can easily edit and sign your PDFs with ease. In this guide, we’ll show you step-by-step how to edit and sign your PDFs using a variety of different tools.

In this guide, we’ll cover:

  1. Step 1: Download a PDF editor
  2. Step 2: Open the PDF Editor
  3. Step 3: Make all your edits
  4. Step 4: Sign your PDF
  5. Step 5: Don’t forget to save it
  6. There’s a better way to work with your documents than PDFs

Step 1: Download a PDF editor

The first step in editing and signing a PDF is to download a PDF editor. There are many different PDF editors available, both free and paid. You can find PDF editors that can be downloaded, or you can download them as apps from your device’s app store. 

It’s important to choose an editor that fits your needs and budget. You can try out different editors to see which one works best for you before making a decision.

Step 2: Open the PDF in the editor

Once you’ve installed a PDF editor and got it up and running, open the PDF you want to work with and add it to the editor. You’ll then be able to access all of the editing tools within the program. You can do things like, change the text, images, and layout, as well as delete and move existing elements. 

The interface may vary depending on which editor you choose, but most will have a similar layout and set of tools. It’s a good idea to familiarize yourself with the interface before editing your PDF.

Read also: How to sign a PDF online?

Step 3: Make all your edits

Once the PDF is open in the editor, make all the edits you need to. This could include adding text, images, or shapes, as well as deleting or moving existing elements. Be sure to save your changes as you go. Most editors also have the option to undo or redo certain actions. This can be useful if you accidentally delete something or find a typo later on, making it easier to edit and sign your PDFs.

Step 4: Sign your PDF

Once you’ve finished making your edits, it’s time to sign your document. Most PDF editors will have a built-in signature tool. 

Simply click on the signature tool, and then use your mouse to create your signature. Some PDF editors may also allow you to import an image of your signature as a JPEG or PNG file. 

This can be especially useful if you need to sign multiple documents, as having an image of your signature on hand saves time. Remember to check the settings of the editor, to ensure that the signature is where it should be and is clearly identifiable as yours.

Step 5: Don’t forget to save it

Once you’ve added your signature, save your edited and signed PDF. You can then send it via email or upload it to a cloud storage service for easy access. 

Don’t forget to keep a copy of the signed document for your records. You never know when you might need it.

Read also: The Death of the PDF (and how to sign them)

6. There is a better way to work with your documents than PDFs

PDFs certainly have their uses, but in the high octane world of business, be that B2B or B2C, you need a way of handling your contracts that removes as much admin and fuss as possible. That’s where Oneflow comes in.

With great contract management software, you can easily edit and sign PDFs online with only a few clicks. But that’s not all. With ready-to-go templates, you can send a contract in seconds. Oneflow comes with templates as standards, but you can also create your own for the contracts you most commonly send. 

The best part is, you can do away with PDFs all together. With HTML contracts, you can make live edits, set up chronological signing orders for multiple stakeholders, and even set up section rules, depending on which market your contract is going to be used in.

With its archival function, Oneflow not only reduces time and admin costs, it also merges several tools into one. 

The key takeaways

Editing and signing PDFs doesn’t have to be difficult. With the right tools and a little bit of know-how, you can easily edit and sign your PDFs with ease. Whether you’re working on a contract, an invoice, or a resume, the process is the same. So, go ahead and give it a try! 

With the right editor and a bit of practice, you’ll be a pro at editing and signing PDFs in no time. Remember to always save your work before sending the document. You don’t want to miss that typo, after all!

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