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Can you add a signature to Pages?

iPad Air Wi-Fi, iOS 11.2.6

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Mar 16, 2018 10:24 AM in response to mahres In response to mahres

You can add one as an image file. The difficult part of the process may be getting a pure white background on that image if you photograph or scan the signature.


Setting the background to transparent would work, but any transparency in an image in Pages reduces the resolution of that image to 72dpi—good enough for the original Mac's screen, but rough around the edges on the dot matrix printers of the day.


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Barry

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Mar 16, 2018 1:58 PM in response to mahres In response to mahres

This is how I do it using Pages 4.3 and Preview 5.5.3.


How to save a signature in Preview:


1. Open Preview and choose Preview > Preferences > Signatures. The Signatures window will appear.

2. Click the + button in the lower left corner of the window. The Signature Capture window will appear.

3. Write your name in black ink on the white surface of something firm, such as the back of an index card.

4. Hold the card up to your Mac’s camera. Be sure the signature on the card is resting on the blue line in the Signature Capture window.

5. When your signature appears in the Signature Preview area, click Accept. The Signature Capture window will disappear, and your signature will be saved.

How to put an image of a signature into a Pages file:

1. Open Preview and choose Preview > Preferences > Signatures. The Signatures window will open showing a list of your saved signatures.

2. On your keyboard, press Cmd + Ctrl + Shift + 4 and then release the keys. The cursor will change shape to a crosshair. Drag the crosshair cursor over a signature that is not selected. (A selected signature will have a coloured selection bar, but you might not want the selection bar to be part of the pasted signature. To deselect a signature, click in a blank area of the window under the list of signatures. Resize the window downward of you need to see more blank space.)

3. Let go of the trackpad. The image will be copied to the Clipboard.

4. Open a Pages file and click in the file where you want to put your signature. On the Pages file’s Edit menu, click Paste.

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Mar 17, 2018 3:54 AM in response to mahres In response to mahres

If one has a third-party graphics tablet and accompanying, compatible drivers installed, then this automatically activates Apple's Ink hand-writing recognition panel in System Preferences. It can convert hand-written content to text, or allow a signature to be added to a document without change.

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