While inserting a signature into a PDF on a Mac is pretty straightforward, adding one to Pages isn’t as straightforward. Plus, you have more than one way to do it. Here, we’ll show you how to insert a signature into Apple Pages in different ways on a Mac as well as an iPhone and iPad.
Add an image of your signature
One of the easiest ways to add your signature to Pages is with an image. If you have a photo of your signature, you can insert it into your document in just a few steps.
Step 1: Open your document in Pages and place your cursor where you want the image.
2nd step: Select Media in the toolbar.
Step 3: Choose one of the following options:
- Take Pictures if the image is in the Photos app. Then select the image to place it in your document.
- Take Picking out if the image is elsewhere on your computer. Locate the image, select it and choose Insert.
- If the image is on your desktop or in an open folder, you can drag it directly into Pages.
Step 4: You will then see the image of your signature in your document.
You can drag a corner to resize it while maintaining the aspect ratio. Or, select the image and use the Format in the toolbar to open the sidebar. Then go to Arrange tab and use the tab Cut section in the side panel to adjust the dimensions.
Insert screenshot from preview
If you don’t have an image of your signature but have a saved signature in Preview or want to create one, you can capture and insert it into Pages.
Step 1: Open an image or PDF in Preview. Make sure the file you open has a white background and enough space to insert your signature.
2nd step: Select markup in the toolbar and open the Sign the drop-down list.
Step 3: Choose your signature. You can also select Create a signature and follow the instructions to create a new one.
Step 4: When the signature appears in the document, you can drag a corner of it to enlarge it if necessary.
Step 5: Select Case > Take a screenshot and choose From the selection in the pop-up window. Otherwise, press Ordered + Gap + 4.
Step 6: When your cursor turns into a cross symbol, drag around the signature to capture it.
Step 7: You will then have an image of your signature. By default, the image is saved to your desktop, unless you have changed it.
Then drag the image from your desktop into the Pages document or use the alternate steps above to insert the image.
Again, you can resize the image or use the Format sidebar to adjust it.
Sign and add your signature from an iPhone or iPad
If you have your connected iPhone or iPad nearby, you can sign your name on that device and insert it into Pages.
Step 1: Place your cursor in the document where you want the signature.
2nd step: Select either Media in the toolbar or Insert > Insert from iPhone or iPad in the menu bar.
Step 3: Picking out Add sketch under the device you want to use.
Step 4: When you see the sketch screen appear on your chosen device, select the Pen tool, sign your name and choose Do once you have finished.
Step 5: You will then see the sketch appear immediately in your Pages document.
From here you can drag a corner to resize it or open the Format sidebar to adjust dimensions or rotate the image as needed.
Be sure to take a look at how to convert pages to PDF if you need to share your document in this format.
Add a signature to Pages on iPhone or iPad
You may be working on the Pages document on your iPhone or iPad. You can insert an image of your signature, capture it with your camera or use the drawing tool to create the signature.
Step 1: Open your Pages document and place your cursor where you want the signature.
2nd step: On iPhone, press the plus sign at the top and choose the Media tongue. On iPad, tap the Media top button.
Step 3: Do one of the following:
- Take Photo or video if the image is in the Photos app. Then select it to add it to the document.
- Take Camera if you want to take a photo of your signature from a physical location. Press the Shutter to take the photo, then select Use photo to insert it.
- Take Drawing to sign your name directly on your device. Select the Pen tool, sign your name and press Do use the sketch.
Step 4: Once your signature appears in the document, you can drag a corner to resize it.
You can also select the image, press the Format the icon and use the screen settings Arrange to adjust the size, position or rotation.
Adding a signature to your Pages document on Mac, iPhone, or iPad is easy with the media features.
To learn more, see how to get the word count or how to add bullets in Apple Pages.
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