How to insert a signature in Apple Pages

Apple Pages is a versatile built-in document editor for Mac. You can use this word processor to create documents, books, resumes, posters, etc. That said, when it comes to dealing with important documents, one important feature is missing: adding a signature.

Apple needs to add digital signature functionality to the pages of your document. This guide will show you a quick solution to easily insert a signature in Apple pages using the Preview app on macOS.

Create your digital signature using Preview on Mac

Before you can insert or add a signature to a document in Apple Pages, you must first create your digital signature. The Preview app on macOS lets you do this easily.

Step 1: Open the document you need to connect to Apple Pages and take a screenshot of an empty area using the keyboard shortcut CMD + Shift + 4.

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2nd step: Double-click the screenshot to open it in Preview and click the “Show Markup Toolbar” button.

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Step 3: Click on the Signature tool and you will see three different options to create your signature. You can: – create your signature using the trackpad – create your signature using the iPhone or iPad – create your signature using the camera

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Although we show all three methods below, be aware that it takes a lot of effort to get a clear scan of your signature using your Mac’s camera. You should only use this feature if you have one of the newer Macs that shipped with 1080p webcams. Also, make sure you have good ambient light conditions when using this feature.

Similarly, use the second option only if you have both Apple Pencil and iPad. Creating your signature using your finger on iPhone and iPad has almost the same result as you get using the trackpad. Note that this feature will only work if all devices are signed in with the same Apple ID.

Create your signature using the trackpad

Step 1: Click the “Click here to start” button to begin.

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2nd step: Write your signature using the trackpad and press any key. It may take a few tries to get a good signature, so keep trying until you’re happy with the result. Once you’re satisfied, click Done to save it.

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Create your signature using the camera

Step 1: Sign your name on a white piece of paper and keep it ready for scanning.

2nd step: Select the camera option, then hold the paper so that your signature is visible to the camera. Once the camera recognizes the signature, click the Done button to save it.

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Create your signature using an iPhone or iPad

Step 1: Keep your iPhone or iPad nearby and select the “iPhone or iPad” option on Mac. Here, click on the Select Device option and choose your device.

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2nd step: A signature field will automatically open on your iPhone or iPad. Use Apple Pencil or your finger to sign.

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Step 3: Once it appears on your Mac, click the Done button to save it.

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Adding signature to screenshot

Step 1: Click on the Signature tool and then on the saved signature to add it to the screenshot.

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2nd step: Use the boundary markers to resize the signature and save it when you’re happy with the result.

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Insert your signature into Apple Pages

Now that you’ve created your signature, follow the steps below to add it to your Apple Pages document.

Step 1: Open the document in Apple Pages and place the cursor where you want to insert your signature. Here, go to Media > Choose.

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2nd step: Select your signature file and click the Insert button.

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Step 3: Use the sizing handles to resize your signature. You can also drag the signature to adjust its position. Save the document when you are satisfied with the placement.

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Easily sign your documents in Apple Pages

Although Apple Pages doesn’t have a built-in signature option, you can easily add your signature to any document by following the steps above. The best part is that you only have to create your signature once. After that, you just need to insert it into Apple pages, whenever needed. Later, convert your Apple Pages document to a PDF document before sharing to keep your signature secure.

Calvin W. Soper