The best way to add a signature to a document is to scan your signature and save the image file. After this first step you have various options.
I suggest that you create two signatures: one with your complete signature information another with your simple signature.
1. Open Word document and add a line for your signature, type in the rest of your signature information and format as needed.
5. You are now ready to scan two signatures ... place your paper in the scanner
Scanning procedures will vary with the make and model of scanner that you currently use. If you do not know how to scan, ask someone in your area to help you. There is a great scanner at the Computer Lab and very easy to use. Directions are available.
Scan the signature like you would for any other document or photo. Some scanners allow you select a portion of the text ... select one sample and then select the other sample ... you should end up with two images.
If you end up with both signatures on the same image, you can cut and paste with an image editing program. If you are at a loss send me your scanned image and I will try to cut and paste the signatures for you.
If your signature is not perfect, repeat the procedure. You might have to create two or three before you are satisfied.
Remember an image file can easily be resized by highlighting the image ... handles with surround the text. Now you can increase/decrease the width and height of the image like you would do with any other image file.
6. How to use the signature depends on your needs.
Imbed signatures in a Word document as AutoCorrect
Go to the AutoCorrect tab
Or you can use the long way : Insert / Image / File / Highlight image file / Insert
July 05, 2012