Years ago, I threw my printer in the trash. I got tired of stupid ink, and stupid drivers, and that stupid grey box taking up space on my desk. I haven’t missed it since.
. There’s one
time I always miss it: whenever I need to print and sign a contract. Thanks to a fancy (but somewhat hidden) new feature in Lion’s Preview app, I’ll never miss my printer again.
Open up a PDF in Preview. Click the annotations button (
), then click the signature button (
), then hit “Create Signature from Built-in iSight”. Scribe your signature onto a white piece of paper, hold it up to your iSight, and bam
: you’ve got a stampable version of your signature sitting in Preview. Mr. Printer, meet Mr. Trash Can.
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