Step-by-step Guide eSign PDF Online for Free
You can easily eSign PDF online free or with a paid service, but almost none of them will give you the additional benefit of secure cloud storage space. Wondershare has now introduced Document Cloud, a 2-in-1 combo comprising a highly secure cloud storage environment along with an electronic signature feature for businesses to enjoy quick turnaround times for their contracts, agreements, and other legal documentation. Since it is a cloud-based service, you can send documents for signing as well as sign your own documents from any device, irrespective of the operating system. If the device has a modern browser and can connect to the Internet, you’re all set!
Introducing Wondershare Document Cloud
This innovative new cloud service combined the best of both worlds – cloud storage and cloud esigning. That means your important documents can now be stored securely and accessed from anywhere by authorized users or signers. Send a document for multiple signatures or have several people sign individual copies of the document. Use templates or create your own for future use. Combined with Wondershare’s premium PDF editor, PDFelement Pro, Document Cloud offers a powerful document management solution for businesses of all sizes. DC is available under a free plan with 5 document sends and 1GB of cloud storage, while the affordable paid plan removes the limit on sending documents and increases storage capacity to 100GB, with more available on request.
How to eSign a PDF File using Document Cloud
1. Sign up for your free Document Cloud account.
Sign up and sign in to Wondershare Document Cloud directly. If you are already a Wondershare customer or have been in the past, you will have a Wondershare ID from the other products you may have used. This ID can be used to log in to Document Cloud.
Alternatively, you can set up a fresh ID that can be used with other products. Please note that subscription and licensing fees vary across products but the same ID can be used for all of them.
2. Pick the document from your local storage device and upload to DC.
On the Document Cloud website, click the Upload File option to import files from your local storage or a portable storage device connected to your computer.
After importing, you should be able to see the document in the Recent Document Activity section on the Home tab or the Document tab.
3. Choose a signature process to get started.
There are two signature options and one option to create a new template or use an available one. The Request Signature feature can be used to get multiple electronic signatures from different signers on the same document. The Bulk Send feature will send one copy to each of several signers so you get back one signature per copy.
Click the Initiate button beneath one of the first two options and begin the eSigning process. The first step is to add the document to the signing process. Choose from Document Cloud if you have uploaded the PDF in the previous step. If not, you can import a new one from your local storage. You can also add a security authentication requirement for the document. This means you will need to share that code separately with the signers so they can access the document for signing purposes. Send the code to each signer through a secure medium.
Next, add the email IDs of all signers one at a time or by importing a CSV file. If you are one of the signers, you can set the specific signing order and choose your own ID to be first or last in the queue.
4. Send the email invite to the signers.
Finally, choose each signer and add placeholders for them to sign, add a date, put their job title, etc.