How to Sign a Word Document Online

Electronically sign a Word document with Sign.Plus from computer or phone.

Follow these simple steps to eSign on Microsoft Word online:

  • Sign up for a free account on Sign.Plus.

  • Go to the "Sign" section, upload the MS Word documents you wish to sign electronically, and click on Sign Myself.

  • Select the fields you would like to add to your document.

  • Sign online your Word document.

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Can I electronically sign a Word document directly on MS Word or Word Online?

Yes, you can sign a Word document or send it for signature directly on Microsoft Word or Word Online. All you need is to download and install the Sign.Plus Word add-in from Microsoft AppSource. You can prepare your Word document for eSignature and use the Sign.Plus Word add-in to do one of these actions: Sign Myself, Request Signature, or Create Template. You can follow the add-in instructions for eSignature, and stay informed with real-time updates on your document's status.

Use Sign.Plus to Sign Word Documents Online

Eco-friendly Signing Solution

Sign.Plus helps businesses and individuals looking to reduce their carbon footprint and minimize their impact on the environment by enabling users to send and sign Word documents electronically, reducing the need for printing and physical document handling.

Efficient document signing

With Sign.Plus, users can streamline their Microsoft Word file signing processes. Without the need to print and scan, everything can be done online in an efficient and time-saving manner. This improves user workflow productivity and effectively saves valuable time.

Enhanced security & compliance

Sign.Plus complies with industry regulations, such as eIDAS, ESIGN, and ZertES, ensuring that businesses can maintain their legal and regulatory obligations while using the platform. Sign.Plus offers some of the strongest security and privacy protections to protect user data, such as, data encryption, security audits, two factor authentication, single sign-on (SSO), and additional safeguards. Learn more by visiting our Trust Center.

Boost your productivity with Word add-in

Sign.Plus has powerful features to simplify eSigning Word files online. The Sign.Plus Word add-in allows users to seamlessly incorporate electronic signatures into their Microsoft Word documents without exiting the Microsoft app. This simplifies the signing process, enhances document security, and streamlines collaboration, making it easier than ever to handle important paperwork within Word.

Step-by-step Guide to eSign Word Documents on Sign.Plus app


Upload document(s) to Sign.Plus

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From your Sign.Plus dashboard, find the Sign tool. Scan (mobile only) or upload your document(s). Select who needs to sign the document(s). If you selected Request Signature instead of Sign Myself, you will be prompted to add the recipient name, email, and designated signing step here.


Edit and eSign

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Select from a variety of placements ranging from signature, text, and initials to date and checkboxes. Edit the document(s) by dragging placements freely, and by roaming through font and color options. If you selected Sign Myself on Step #1, you will be prompted to sign at this step.


Send your document

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Well done! Your document is ready. Please follow the prompts for sending out your document. Otherwise, click on Download to access your finished document right away.

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Quickly Setup Sign.Plus online signature integration for MS Word:

  • Open an existing Microsoft Word document or draft a new one.
  • Make all the changes you want to the Word document and get it ready for eSignature.
  • Access the Sign.Plus for Word add-in directly from the ribbon on the top bar.
  • On the right sidebar, either sign in to your existing Sign.Plus account or effortlessly sign up for a free account.
  • Choose from three options for your Word document: Sign Myself, Request Signature, or Create Template.
  • Specify recipients and their roles, and if needed, set up multiple steps for the eSignature process.
  • Add various fields like signature, initials, text fields, date stamps, and more by simply dragging and dropping them into your document.
  • Send your document for signature, either by signing it yourself or saving it as a reusable template.
  • Stay informed with real-time updates on each recipient's progress, including whether they've opened, viewed, signed, or voided your document.

Try Sign.Plus Now & eSign Microsoft Word files easily, and securely

Legally binding electronic signatures with Sign.Plus provide a multitude of benefits compared to traditional paper-based document signing. With our platform, you can save time by completing signing processes faster, reduce costs by going paperless, and work stress-free with increased security through extensive compliance offerings with industry standards. Try Sign.Plus to eSign Word documents online now to see the difference it can make for your business.

Top 7 key features and benefits on Sign.Plus Microsoft Word integration:

  • Legally-binding electronic signature solution.
  • Compatible with any version of MS Word, including Microsoft Word 2013 (Windows only), Microsoft Word 2016 (Windows and Mac), Word Online, and Word for iPad.
  • Sign or send Word documents for eSignature to one or multiple recipients.
  • Save a Word document as a reusable template for electronic signatures.
  • Close deals faster, save time, and lower operation costs.
  • Non-editable logs that capture any activity that has occurred with information such as name, IP address, email address, and device.
  • Choose to send a document to all recipients at once, or specify signing steps and arrange their receiving order.


Can I electronically sign a Word document on my mobile device?
Yes, you can electronically sign a Word document on your mobile device if you have an electronic signature app or software like Sign.Plus installed. Many electronic signature providers offer mobile apps that allow you to sign documents on-the-go using your smartphone or tablet.
Can you add a handwritten signature to a Word file?
Yes, it's possible to add a handwritten signature to a Word file online. You can use Sign.Plus, the legally-binding electronic signature solution to esign MS Word files online and add a handwritten signature to a Word file.
Do I need to print a Word document before I electronically sign it?
No, you do not need to print a Word document before electronically signing it. You can add an electronic signature directly to the document using Sign.Plus app or Word add-in. If you prefer to have a physical copy of the signed document, you can print it out after it has been signed electronically.
Can I sign a Word file online for free?
Yes, there are several free online tools that allow you to sign Word files online, such as Sign.Plus. You need to simply create an account for free to be able to use their online signing tool and electronically sign a Word file online right away. You also have the option to use Sign.Plus' Word add-in to sign directly through the app.

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