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 certified Microsoft Trainer (MCT) and works as a full-time Trainer at BakerHostetler - one of the largest law firms in the US. He runs a YouTube channel with 900+ technology videos that cover various tools such as Excel, Word, Zoom, Teams, Gmail, Google Calendar, and Outlook. To date, the channel has helped over 18 million viewers. Menard also does 2 to 3 public speaking events every year, presenting at the Administrative Professional Conference (APC), the EA Ignite Conference, the Support Staff Conference, the University of Georgia, and CPA conferences. You can connect with him on LinkedIn at chrismenardtraining.com/linked or watch his videos on YouTube at chrismenardtraining.com/youtube.