Signing a Document Through Electronic Signature

Guide for signers being sent a contract through ContractWorks



If you have been requested to review and sign a document using ContractWorks’ E-Signature tool, you will first receive an email notifying you that you have been requested for a signature. You can then click into the document, review the content, and fill in the appropriate fields before signing off, or declining to sign.




Step 1: Open the email, which will come from The sender of the contract may have personalized a message, and we always include the originator’s contact information so you can email them directly. Do not reply directly from this email, please contact the sender with any questions.

Step 2: Click on the green ‘Review and Sign’ button with the document name to take you to the contract.


Step 3: Accept the electronic signature disclosure. You are agreeing to the transaction through electronic communication. If you decline, a note will be sent to the originator that you do not consent to electronically sign the document.

Step 4: Review the document. Any action that you will need to take will be outlined in the left-hand column, or flagged on the document. If there are multiple documents you can select a document in this area as well. 


Step 5: Click on any field in that column to tab directly to it. Fill in all fields.

Step 6: Once all fields are completed, the Complete and Sign button will turn green in the upper right-hand corner. You also have additional options if you would like, including:


    • Signature options: Choose a font for your signature, change your name, draw your own signature, or upload a photo of your handwritten signature
  • Save for later
  • Download document
  • Request to transfer signing: if you would like someone else to sign the document, you can enter in the correct signer’s contact information and the originator can complete the transfer
  • Sign on paper: You are declining to sign the document through E-Signature and will instead request to sign on paper
  • Decline to sign: You do not wish to sign the contract. You will be prompted with a comment box for any notes you’d like to send the originator.


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Step 6: Choose an option. If you complete and sign, you will receive a confirmation of your signature. 


Step 7: Once the document has been fully executed, you will receive an email notification with the completed agreement attached as a PDF.