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How to create a PDFRun account?

If you have an existing account with PDFRun and simply want to log in, at the top-left side of its homepage displays several menus; among them is SIGN IN, which you can use to access your existing database of legal forms and documents.

For new users, start by uploading a document from your computer or cloud storage provider Google Drive or Dropbox, by opening a link to an existing online document, or by searching for your required document from our database of thousands of fillable forms. After doing any of the mentioned actions, PDFRun’s online editor will open. It is where you can fill out, edit, and electronically sign your document. Navigate through the editor to learn more features that you can use.

Once you are done with the document, click on DONE. This will redirect you to the account creation page. Creating an account with PDFRun is completely free and signing up will allow you access to our legal forms and documents. In addition, this will enable you to use our online editor and store your documents in our cloud-based storage.

Create an account to save the document you are working on by providing an active email address and password. You can opt to receive email updates to get notifications on PDFRun’s products, services, promotions, and special offers. Click on CREATE AN ACCOUNT when you are done providing all the required details, doing so will prompt PDFRun to create your account.

 

 

How to create a blank document?

Using the Dashboard menu

Click on DASHBOARD at the topmost part of PDFRun’s homepage. Make sure you are logged in to your account to see the dashboard menu. This will redirect you to your dashboard where you will see a list of your recent documents. Click on CREATE PDF at the top of your recent documents.

Using the online editor

To create a new blank document when the online editor page is open, simply click on FILE and select NEW PDF.

 

How to upload documents?

Using the Dashboard menu

When you are logged in to your account, go to the homepage and click on DASHBOARD at the topmost part of the webpage. This will redirect you to your account dashboard where you will see a list of your recent documents. On the left side of your dashboard displays several options you can utilize. To upload a document, click on UPLOAD DOCUMENT. This will ask you to upload documents from your computer or cloud storage provider.

Using the upload box on the homepage

Perhaps the simplest way to upload documents to PDFRun is through its homepage. Drag and drop documents onto the upload box or click on it to save files to PDFRun from your computer.

Alternatively, you can upload directly from your Google Drive or Dropbox. See the option to connect your PDFRun account with your cloud storage provider by clicking on the cloud storage’s logo or icon.

 

How to fill out documents?

Whether personally uploaded files or obtained from our database of legal forms and documents, you can fill out and edit your needed documents using PDFRun’s online editor. 

Using the upload or search box, you may store files to your PDFRun account or easily search your required documents from our database. Once your documents have been uploaded or you have the correct forms that you need, you may start using the online editor by selecting the documents you want to fill out or edit.

Using the list of commands at the topmost part of the online editor page, you can start filling out and editing documents. INSERT lets you add texts, images or pictures, signature, date, header, footer, and watermark. EDIT enables you to cover confidential information on the document. Moreover, you may add shapes to the document using SHAPES. Once you are done, click on DONE at the upper-middle part of the editor page to save your progress.

 

Sign Documents

How to sign documents?

PDFRun allows its users to sign documents electronically using its online editor. Whether user-uploaded files or those stored in its web-based storage, users can sign documents effortlessly, resulting in improved efficiency and output.

To sign documents electronically, open them on PDFRun’s online editor. Once opened, click on INSERT at the top-left part of the editor page and select SIGNATURE. This will open a pop-up box that will prompt you to choose a command. You may type, draw, or upload an image of your signature.

In using TYPE and DRAW, simply input your name or draw your signature. Click on USE SIGNATURE when you are done. For UPLOAD, you may drop onto or upload using the pop-up box an image of your signature. The image size should not exceed 500 KB. Click on UPLOAD to save it to your account. Select the image of your signature and click on USE THIS IMAGE to add it to your document.

You can drag your signature to its precise spot on the document. Click on DONE when you are finished.

 

How to send documents for signing?

Using the online editor

To request an electronic signature for your document, upload to or open the file on PDFRun’s online editor. Once opened, click on SEND FOR SIGNING at the top-middle part of the homepage. A pop-up box will open where you will need to provide information, including the recipient, subject, and an optional message. Click on SEND DOCUMENT at the uppermost-left part of the pop-up box when you are finished.

Using the Dashboard menu

This is commonly used for previously saved documents that require signatures from other people. Click on DASHBOARD at the topmost part of the homepage to access your account dashboard. Look for the document that you want to send and click on MORE in the Actions column. This will prompt additional commands to appear. Click on SEND FOR SIGNING. This will open the online editor, also prompting a pop-up box to appear where you will need to provide information. Click on SEND DOCUMENT at the uppermost-left part of the pop-up box when you are finished.

 

Edit Documents

How to edit documents?

Using PDFRun’s online editor, users can add texts, electronic signatures, annotations, shapes, and images or pictures, and whiteout or redact content to protect any private information. Without installing new software, which could take up a lot of time, you may start editing documents stored in our cloud storage in minutes, including the files you uploaded to our database.

PDFRun’s online editor has a list of menus at the topmost part of its webpage. Some commands under these menus let users improve their documents using editing tools.

 

Using Insert

How to insert texts?

To add texts to your document, click on INSERT and select TEXT. Position the text box on the precise location where you want to add texts and start typing.

How to add images?

Enhance your document by adding images. Click on INSERT and select IMAGE. You may drop onto or upload using the pop-up box the images you want to insert into the document. The image size should not exceed 5 MB. Click on UPLOAD to save it to your online editor’s database of files. Select the image and click on USE THIS IMAGE to add it to your document. Drag the image to its appropriate location.

How to add a signature?

Click on INSERT at the top-left part of the editor page and select SIGNATURE. This will open a pop-up box that will prompt you to choose a command. You may type, draw, or upload an image of your signature.

In using TYPE and DRAW, simply input your name or draw your signature. Click on USE SIGNATURE when you are done. For UPLOAD, you may drop onto or upload using the pop-up box an image of your signature. The image size should not exceed 500 KB. Click on UPLOAD to save it to your account. Select the image of your signature and click on USE THIS IMAGE to add it to your document. Drag your signature to its exact location on the document.

How to add a date?

To add a date to your document, click on INSERT and select DATE. Place it to its exact location on the document and customize it as you see fit.

How to add a header?

To display important information at the top of your document, you may add a header. To insert a header into your file, click on INSERT and select HEADER. Position the text box on the header and start typing. Click on SAVE once you are finished.

How to add a footer?

To add a footer, click on INSERT and select FOOTER. Position the text box on the footer and start typing. Click on SAVE once you are finished.

How to add a watermark?

Place an image or text watermark on your document. To do this, click on INSERT and select WATERMARK. Type the texts you want to use or upload an image that will serve as a watermark to cover parts of your document. Position the watermark on the document.

 

Using Edit

How to redact texts?

To censor any confidential information on your document, you may click on INSERT and select REDACT. This will enable you to blackout texts anywhere on your file.

How to whiteout texts?

You can erase or whiteout texts on your document to keep important information private. Click on INSERT and select WHITEOUT.

How to use PDFRun editor’s marker?

The marker on PDFRun’s online editor may be used for several purposes, including highlighting and obscuring texts. To use the marker, click on INSERT and select MARKER.

 

Using Shapes

How to add shapes?

Insert shapes into your documents. Click on INSERT and choose the shapes that you would like to use and add to your file.

 

Convert Documents

How to convert documents?

Convert single or multiple files to PDF through PDFRun’s online editor or converter.

Using the online editor

On PDFRun’s homepage, drag and drop documents onto the upload box or click on it to upload files from your computer. You may also upload directly from your Google Drive or Dropbox. See the option to connect your PDFRun account with your cloud storage provider by clicking on the cloud storage’s logo or icon.

Once uploaded, the online editor will open. It is where you can fill out or edit your document. When you are finished with the document, click on FILE and select SAVE. The editor automatically converts it to a PDF document.

Using the Convert to PDF page

PDFRun enables the conversion of files to PDF through its Convert Files to PDF page. Drag and drop onto the upload box or upload from your computer single or multiple files that require conversion. Click on CREATE PDF. This will prompt the online editor to open.

When you are done doing the necessary changes you need to make to the document, click on FILE  and select SAVE. The editor will automatically convert the file to a PDF document.

File conversion to PDF is available for .jpg, .jpeg, .png, .doc, .docx formats.

 

Merge Documents

How to merge documents?

Merging is available for .pdf, .jpg, .jpeg, .png, .doc, .docx formats.

Using the upload box

Merge multiple files into a single PDF document using the upload box on PDFRun’s homepage. Click on the MERGE icon, which is the rightmost image at the UPLOAD DOCUMENTS section.

Upload files from your computer or cloud-based storage provider, including Google Drive or Dropbox. You may drag and drop onto the upload box or select and upload the files that you want to merge. PDFRun’s online editor will open, automatically merging the files.

Using the Merge Documents page

Using the Merge PDF Documents page, you may drag and drop files onto the upload box or select and upload files from your computer. Proceed with the process by clicking on CREATE PDF. This will redirect you to the online editor, automatically merging your uploaded files.

 

Export Documents

How to export documents?

To export a document when you are finished editing or filling it out, click on FILE and select EXPORT. You may export the file to .doc, .jpg, or .pdf format. Click on the format’s icon and wait for the editor to save your document. When you export to a .jpg format, the file will be downloaded as .zip.

 

Send Documents

How to share a document link?

Click on SHARE and select SHARE LINK. A pop-up box that contains the link of the document will appear; this link will allow recipients access to a view-only document. Click on RESET to generate a new link or COPY to save the link to your clipboard temporarily. You may set the availability period of the link by checking the LIMIT DURATION OF SHAREABLE LINK option. This will prompt you to set the link’s duration before it expires.

How to send a document via email?

To send your finished file via electronic mail, click on SHARE and select EMAIL. A pop-up box will appear. Provide the required information, including a subject, recipient, and email body. When you are done, click on SEND NOW.

 

How to send a document via postal mail?

Click on SHARE and select POSTAL MAIL. A pop-up box will appear, asking for your approval on mailing the document for an amount; to proceed, click on BUY NOW. Another pop-up box will ask if you would want to purchase a stamp, click on BUY IT to proceed. Provide all the required information and click on SUBMIT when you are done.

 

Manage Documents

How to view all my documents?

Click on DASHBOARD at the topmost part of the homepage. You will be redirected to your account dashboard where you will be able to view all your documents.

How to delete a document?

You need to access your account’s dashboard to delete a document. Click on DASHBOARD at the topmost part of the homepage. You will be redirected to your dashboard where you will look for the document that you want to delete. Once you have found the file, click on MORE in the Actions column. This will prompt additional commands to appear. Click on the red DELETE button. A pop-up box will show asking for your confirmation. Select YES, DELETE NOW to proceed.

How to preview a document?

To preview a document, go to your account dashboard. To do this, click on DASHBOARD at the topmost part of the homepage. Look for and select the document that you want to preview and click on MORE in the Actions column. This will prompt additional commands to appear. Click on PREVIEW to proceed.

How to duplicate a document?

To create a copy of a document, go to your dashboard. Click on DASHBOARD at the topmost part of the homepage and select the document that you want to duplicate. Click on MORE in the Actions column. This will prompt additional commands to appear. Click on DUPLICATE at the topmost part of the homepage. to proceed.

How to print a document?

Access your account dashboard by clicking on DASHBOARD at the topmost part of the homepage. Find and select the document that you want to print. Click on MORE in the Actions column. This will prompt additional commands to appear. Click on PRINT. A new webpage will open, on its top-left part, click on the PRINTER icon. Set the destination, pages to print, and color. Click on PRINT to proceed.