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Quick Tip: How to Sign a PDF in macOS Catalina Mail

Like me, you’ve probably had a PDF mailed to you that you need to sign. It’s a pain to print it, sign it, then scan it back into your email for returning. Thankfully, there’s a better way.

You can actually sign it right in Mail. Drag a PDF into the email you’re sending, hover over it. At the top right, and you’ll see a little button appear. 

Screen shot of file icon with markup arrow on a mac

Click the button, and you’ll be offered a range of Markup options, including one for signing documents. 

Screen shot of file icon with markup arrow on a mac

You can either add your signature by holding a signed piece of paper up to the webcam on your Mac. Or you can draw on your trackpad.

Related:
For a little more detail on how to sign a PDF document on a Mac, check out this Rocket Yard post:
✍️ How to Sign a PDF Document on a Mac.

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Dennis Sellers
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Dennis has over 40 years of journalism experience and has written hundreds of articles. For the past 20-plus years, he's been an online journalist, covering mainly Apple Inc. He's written for MacCentral, MacWorld, MacMinute, Macsimum News, Apple Daily Report, and is now contributing editor at Apple World Today.

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