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How to sign digital documents

#1 User is offline   Macworld 

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Posted 23 January 2013 - 06:30 AM

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#2 User is offline   clh126 

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  Posted 23 January 2013 - 09:18 AM

Thanks, Chris. I generally avoid Adobe products...but stuck in SL (orig. intel iMac) and not having the latest Preview, I like Adobe Readers signature feature.

P.S. I appreciate your articles and Podcasts...you guys should do more in promoting your podcasts...they're really good! :)

Next purchase will be an MBA with, of course, ML! :)

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#3 User is offline   DARTHMAYNARDO 

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  Posted 24 January 2013 - 08:28 AM

Will it work in Pages?
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#4 User is offline   Chris Breen 

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Posted 24 January 2013 - 09:07 AM

View PostDARTHMAYNARDO, on 24 January 2013 - 08:28 AM, said:

Will it work in Pages?


No.

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  Posted 24 January 2013 - 12:26 PM

Just a few thoughts:
Title should have been: 'How to sign PDF Documents in Mountain Lion'.

None of the above works with Snow Leopard.
In SL I use PDF FormulatePro to import a scanned transparent Signature png.
Adobe Acrobat Pro of course has the Signature feature, but not Acrobat Reader.
Signature created on a Wacom tablet work very well for even strokes.
You can create a Signature for Mail and then use it in any text document with copy/paste, Pages including. Or use the original transparent png and drag/drop into document.
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#6 User is offline   Chris Breen 

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Posted 24 January 2013 - 12:46 PM

View PostMikofox, on 24 January 2013 - 12:26 PM, said:

Just a few thoughts:
Title should have been: 'How to sign PDF Documents in Mountain Lion'.

None of the above works with Snow Leopard.
In SL I use PDF FormulatePro to import a scanned transparent Signature png.
Adobe Acrobat Pro of course has the Signature feature, but not Acrobat Reader.
Signature created on a Wacom tablet work very well for even strokes.
You can create a Signature for Mail and then use it in any text document with copy/paste, Pages including. Or use the original transparent png and drag/drop into document.


You're mistaken about Adobe Reader. Version 11 works perfectly well with Snow Leopard (10.6.4 and later) and includes the signing features.

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  Posted 25 January 2013 - 02:53 AM

Surely this is illegal? Anyone could use these techniques to sign my name to anything. The only safe one is the first one described where the actual signature is either photographed or scanned in. I've scanned my signature in, made it a jpg file and keep it in my word processor docs. My mac is on a password so the only time the signature is not protected is when I am at my mac (home user.)
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  Posted 25 January 2013 - 04:40 AM

I did not have a "sign" button on my toolbar either and I use Mountain Lion. Turns out that it was hidden. To view it in Adobe Reader go to the View menu > Show/Hide > Toolbar Items > File > Add text or signature.

Once you do this, the Sign button will appear on the toolbar. I'm sure that this will also work in Lion or Snow Leopard.
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  Posted 25 January 2013 - 05:26 AM

PDFpen’s solution is the best; a library of scanned signatures, initials, etc. that can be dropped in from the pallet.
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  Posted 25 January 2013 - 06:42 AM

jpeg your signature is VERY dangerous. When I worked for the government, I used this method once to send a letter to my boss.

Within 5 minutes he sent me a letter that was a resignation letter with MY signature on the bottom, to prove his point that it is VERY easy to steal a jpeg signature.

Never did that again!!!
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  Posted 25 January 2013 - 08:41 AM

I've scanned my signature in and created a stamp in Acrobat.
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  Posted 25 January 2013 - 02:58 PM

Everything works great, except my signature is sideways. When I try to rotate, it rotates the document (and signature) not just the signature. How do I fix that?
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  Posted 25 January 2013 - 05:50 PM

Great information. Thanks
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  Posted 25 January 2013 - 07:31 PM

Nice tip... Thanks!
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