Word: Insert Electronic Signature multiple ways including AutoCorrect

Posted on:  02/22/2021
Word: Insert Electronic Signature multiple ways including AutoCorrect

Need to add your electronic signature to a Word document?  It is effortless to do. In this video, I'll show three ways to add your electronic signature to a Word Doc, how to correctly resize your signature, and wrap the text shows it shows correctly in the document. I'll also use AutoCorrect in Word to type a few letters, and my signature appears. This is a very cool tip!


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Steps to insert a signature using AutoCorrect Options

  1. Insert the signature into Word.
  2. Ensure the signature is selected and formatted the way you want using resizing and wrapping if needed
  3. Click File then Options.
  4. Click Proofing on the left
  5. Click AutoCorrect Options..
  6. In the Replace box, type in a name for your signature. I use lowercase when I do this. In my example, I typed in cmsign1.
  7. In the With box, select Formatted Text.
  8. Click Add
  9. Click OK 
  10. Click OK

Now when you type in your replace phrase, that you set up in step 6, and press the spacebar, your signature should appear.

Replace and With Formatted Tex box

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Steps to Insert Pictures in Word

  1. Click the Insert Tab
  2. Select Pictures, click This Device. You can also use Stock Images and Online Pictures, but it will most likely be This Device for signatures.
  3. Resize and change the wrapping if needed.


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Chris Menard

Chris Menard is a Microsoft Certified Trainer (MCT) and is employed full-time as a Trainer for BakerHostetler, one of the nation’s largest law firms. Menard has a YouTube channel with over 900 technology videos covering Excel, Word, Zoom, Teams, Outlook, Gmail, Google Calendar, and other resources that over 15 million viewers have appreciated. Menard also does public speaking at conferences for CPAs and Administrative Professionals. Connect with Chris on LinkedIn at chrismenardtraining.com/linked or on YouTube at chrismenardtraining.com/youtube