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However, if you rather go with an option you don't have to pay for, here's what I used to do...
Instructions for signing the contract electronically:
Download the Adobe Fill & Sign app on your smart phone.
Using your smart phone, download the contract attached to this email.
Open the Adobe Fill & Sign app, and locate the PDF contract file.
Once the contract is opened in the app, click on signature icon (looks like a pen tip) in the upper right corner. Click on "Create Signature" - this will allow you to sign your name with your finger the way one does at a store when using a credit card.
Sign and click "Done" in the upper right corner.
This will bring you back to the contract, click on the signature/pen icon again, click on your newly created signature, and position the signature in the correct spot in the bottom of the contract.
To fill in the date, click on the signature/pen icon again, and select "Create Initials". Instead of writing your initials, simply write today's date, and click "Done in the upper right corner.
This will bring you back to the contract, click on the signature/pen icon again, click on your newly created date, and position the date in the correct spot in the bottom of the contract.
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