Sign a document electronically in Apple Preview (Lion)

There are two ways that I used to sign electronic documents:

  1. Print the document, sign, and send through the mail.
  2. Print the document, sign, scan back into the computer, and email.

Both are pretty tedious. Did you know that you can place a signature in your PDF document directly in Apple Preview? All you need is OS X Lion (10.7) and a FaceTime Camera (that is built into most Macs).

Open the document and click on the Marker button (looks like a highlighter). Click on the “S” icon and Preview will ask you to hold up a written signature to your camera to scan. Once scanned, you can then place it anywhere in your document. Preview will save your signature for future use.

Need more help? Check out this walk-through tutorial on CNET.