How to Add an E-Signature to Your Form

April 23, 2024

Jotform first introduced the E-signature widget back in 2013. It allows your respondents to sign the form right before submission. Various e-signature widgets were added after that and Signature became one of the basic elements in the Form Builder.

With Jotform Sign, you can collect signatures and create documents with just a few clicks. Any document you create in Jotform Sign is UETA and ESIGN compliant and will be part of a workflow so you can easily track and automate the signing process. Go to My Sign Documents to get started.

Adding an E-Signature to Your Form

Electronic signatures can be used on consent, contract, application, registration, or online petition forms, as well as forms that require terms of service agreements and many more.

To add an e-signature to your form

  1. In the Form Builder, select Add Form Element in the upper-left corner.
The Add Form Element button in Jotform Form Builder
  1. In the left pane, select Signature to add it to your form.
The Signature element in Jotform Form Builder

Your form is now ready to accept signatures. Selecting the Signature element’s pen icon brings you to Jotform Sign where you can enable sign automation.

Step to access sign automation in Jotform

If you want to use one of the e-signature widgets instead — in the Form Elements pane on the left, select Widgets at the top, search for “signature,” then choose the widget you want to use from the results. To learn more, see Adding a Widget to Your Form.

Steps to use signature widgets in Jotform

Here’s a list of the most commonly used e-signature widgets:

The e-signature collection and document generation product Jotform Sign lets you send a PDF document to be signed by others. Just drag and drop your PDF here and start using it immediately.

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