It is always free to use DocuSign eSignature to sign documents. Users can sign and annotate documents using DocuSign Ink by attaching a saved signature, which can be made in graphic design software, grabbed from an image of a paper document, or chosen from a library of prefabricated signatures depending on the user’s legal name.
How its work?
The saved signature can be used on PDFs, Word documents, and images. To finish a document, participants sign it and upload it to a cloud storage service for review. Signatures and documents are uploaded, encrypted, and a one-of-a-kind hash is generated. If a signed document is checked later, the hash will not match the information stored by DocuSign if it has been tampered with or compromised.
- DocuSign accelerates and secures any workflow or approval process, allowing you to focus on your business and life.
Sign a Document with DocuSign:
DocuSign signing terminology
- Email notification –
The means by which signers are informed that they have an electronic document to sign. The email notification contains a link that directs the signer to the document.
- Envelope –
The container that maintains one or more documents The envelope also holds the recipient information and the fields placed on the documents
- Sender –
Users who can create, send and manage DocuSign envelopes
- Signer –
An envelope recipient is required to act on an envelope or the documents stored within an envelope.
- Fields –
Indicate where a Signer must take action on the document. For example, filling in data, making a selection, or applying a signature.
- Phone –
You answer a phone call and receive a verbal authentication code, and then enter the code to view your documents.
- SMS –
You receive an SMS text message at a specified phone number. The text message contains an access code that you must enter to view your documents.
- Knowledge-based ID check –
You must answer detailed questions about yourself. The questions are based on data available in public records (such as current and former addresses)
Welcome and Electronic Record and Signature Consent
The welcome page includes a message from the sender and an Electronic Record and Signature Disclosure requesting your consent to sign electronically.
The welcome and instructions, along with any messages from the sender, appear at the top of the browser.
To proceed with the signing process, tick the check box I agree to use electronic records and signatures, then click CONTINUE.
Examine the disclosure and check the box indicating your agreement to use electronic records and signatures, then click CONTINUE.
You can also use the OTHER ACTIONS menu on the right side of the browser to choose a different option for the documents, such as Finish later, Print & Sign, or Decline to Sign. The available options are decided by the sender’s settings; for more information on these options, see Other Signing Actions.
After you have added the required information and signed the documents, the actions move to the bottom of the browser and the FINISH button becomes active. Select FINISH to complete the signing.
Step 1: Review the DocuSign email:
Open the email and review the sender’s message.
To begin the signing process, click REVIEW DOCUMENT.
Step 2: Agree to sign electronically:
Examine the consumer disclosure and check the box I consent to the use of electronic records and signatures. To begin the signing process, click CONTINUE.
Important! You must agree to conduct business electronically in order to view and sign the documents. Note: To see more options, click OTHER ACTIONS. For more information on other actions available, please review our Signing Documentation.
Step 3: Start the signing process:
To begin the signing process, click the START tag on the left. You are directed to the first tag that requires your action.
Click the SIGN option.
You will be asked to Adopt Your Signature.
Step 4: Confirm your name:
Make sure your name and initials are correct. If not, change them as needed.
Adopt a signature
Click on ADOPT AND SIGN to adopt and Save your signature information and return to the document.
When you’ve finished clicking all of the signature tags in the document, click FINISH to confirm signing. You will see a message indicating that you have completed your document. You can now download or print a PDF copy of the document. The sender receives an email with the signed document attached, and the signed document is saved 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.
Advantages of DocuSign:
- Sending and Signing Experience
- Signer Authentication
- Document Creation
- reduce the amount of actual paperwork and clutter.