Previously, we discussed how to create an electronic signature. Today, let's see how you can add it to your Word document. We're assuming that you have saved a copy of your electronic signature in a file somewhere and can access it. This could be on your desktop, your My Documents folder, or even on a server somewhere else.
To start with, create everything in Word just as you would do if you were to print out the document and physically sign it. So, for example, you might have the following:
Next, move your cursor to the spot where you want your signature to appear. Click on the Insert Tab on the Ribbon and choose picture:
In the window that pops up, navigate to your signature file and double click on it. This will insert your signature in the document, though it will likely mess up your formatting:
As you can see, it expanded the signature area. Moreover, it doesn't really look like how you would sign something if you had printed it out since the letters aren't on the signature line itself.
To fix this, left click on the signature. Then go to the Ribbon, choose Format. From there, click on the Wrap Text menu and select "In Front of Text":
What this does is put the signature on top of everything already in your document without actually reformatting the text itself. The end result is a file with your signature in it electronically that looks like you had actually signed the document. If the signature isn't placed exactly where you want, you can click and drag it to sit perfectly on the line: