Adding Electronic Signatures to Text and PDF Documents

What is an Electronic Signature?

An electronic signature generally refers to a signature that is inputted into a text document through electronic means. Users can create PDF documents from the text documents using an available PDF writer such as Sonic PDF Creator.

An electronic signature is just like an ink signature on a paper document. When you sign a physical document, you officially bind your consent and confirm to the contents of the document. In other words, the signing of a document implies a contract.

Thus, the signing of an electronic message identifies the signer as the source of the message; and also indicates an authorization of the information contained in the message by the sender.

The electronic signature may come in different forms. They may include typed names, a click in a dialog box (ie. an acceptance to "terms and agreements" pop up boxes), or a digital picture of a handwritten signature. These transactions are instances of an electronic signature in that you consent or confirm to something.

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