Salesforce Lightning: How to Send a Document for Signing With WeSign

In this article we will cover how to upload and send a document(s) for signing in Saleforce

Step 1. Upload document(s) for signing

Choose the object you need to send a document for signing, in this example we have used ‘A Contact’. Upload your document or documents for signing first, Click ‘upload file’ in the notes & attachments session.

Note: You can select multiple documents and invitees can sign them at one time. Secured Signing supports following document types:

  • PDF Documents (.pdf)
  • Rich Text Documents (.rtf)
  • Microsoft Word Documents (.docx, .doc)
  • Microsoft Excel Documents (.xlsx, .xls)
  • OpenDocument Files (.odt, .ods)

Step 2. Start a Signing Process

Now you are ready to start a signing process, click ‘Start Secured Signing’ button In the Secured Signing Menu choose ‘WeSign’ Select the document or documents that require signing. Note: If you select multiple this will create a package. Click ‘Start WeSign’

Step 3. Prepare your document

Navigate to the right page(s) where a signature is required. Use the navigation bar on the right or the drop down menu at the top. To Add your invitee (person that needs to sign) click ‘Add Invitee Signature’ You will see a list of all individuals related to the Salesforce object you are in, in this example a contact record. Select the right invitee & position the signature box in the right place. You can also add people to sign who’s details are not in Salesforce by choosing ‘Add New Invitee Signatures’ to add their details manually. This include Email, First Name & Last Name. To add a field, by default the integration grabs fields related to Salesforce record, you can also insert Secured Signing Fields such as: Text Box, Multi Line Text Box, Checkbox, Radio Button, Date picker, Drop Down List and File Upload Button.
Once you’ve positioned all signatures and fields click ‘NEXT’
Need to Remove signature or field
If a signature or field has been placed by mistake, you can select it and click the ‘Remove’ button to delete it.

Step 4. Set the Signing Workflow

Click Next to open the signatories ‘Invitation Workflow’ popup and prepare the signing process. Here, you can:
  1. Set a signing due date / time;
  2. Define a specific signing order. (Tick the Sequential box and drag green bar to change order.)
  3. Review the details of the invitees.
  4. Click Send button to send out the invitation and start the signing process!

Additional Workflow Features

Some additional workflow features includes: Edit Invitation Email
Add personal messages, edit the subject line to send with the invitation emails,or select email template from the list
Add Attachments
Add document / flyer files/ handbook/ terms & conditions as attachments to send with the invitation emails. These are documents that do not require signing. Adding attachments to email invitation has no extra cost. The invitee will get the email and a document record will be added into your document list in Secured Signing tab to follow up the process.


To enable different workflow options, you need to activate them first in your Secured Signing Account Settings. In Secured Signing, go to ‘My Account’ -> My Settings to enable the different workflow features.

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