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Adding a Signature Field For Others to Sign PDF

Post by justinm » Sun Jul 08, 2018 11:22 am

I am running PDF X-Change Editor 6 and looking to upgrade. I need the ability to add a signature field to a PDF and then have other people sign it (so I send a PDF of a contract to a client and they sign it using their PDF reader). Is that a feature that the software supports? The only options that I see are for me to add a digital signature field and then sign it myself.

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Re: Adding a Signature Field For Others to Sign PDF

Post by Tracker Supp-Stefan » Sun Jul 08, 2018 11:40 am

Hello justinm,

Welcome to our forums.
You will need to upgrade to an Editor Plus License, and you will then be able to use the Form tools that come with the Plus license, and one of those is to add an empty signature field for others to fill in at their end:
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Re: Adding a Signature Field For Others to Sign PDF

Post by HaPe » Mon Jul 09, 2018 2:29 pm

Quick question:
I don't need the signing feature but I would like to get familiar with it.
I found these two links below about "PDF Digital Signatures" and I am wondering if
these tutorials are still up-to-date before "studying" them.I know that the XChange Viewer
is out dated. I am only interested in the signing process.
http://files.tracker-software.com/tips/ ... n_2011.pdf
http://files.tracker-software.com/tips/ ... b_2011.pdf

thanks in advance

HaPe

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Re: Adding a Signature Field For Others to Sign PDF

Post by Tracker Supp-Stefan » Mon Jul 09, 2018 2:55 pm

Hello HePe,

Those might be getting a bit old now :)
Better to look here:
What is the difference between "Place Signature" and "Sign Document" in PDF-XChange Viewer?
and here:
How do I customize the size of digital certificates?

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Re: Adding a Signature Field For Others to Sign PDF

Post by HaPe » Mon Jul 09, 2018 4:41 pm

Hi Stefan,
thanks for the links.Unfortunately the information given in those links "only" tell users how to apply signatures
but I liked the idea that the older tutorials explain how hash sums are created, public and private keys are being used etc
I just want to know how all this stuff work together.

Admittedly:I only took a quick look.So maybe I have to dig a bit deeper.

HaPe

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Re: Adding a Signature Field For Others to Sign PDF

Post by TrackerSupp-Daniel » Mon Jul 09, 2018 6:30 pm

Hi HaPe,
This section of this article may help you
KB150 - Signatures
Otherwise, The V7 manual details the functions for signatures quite well:
http://help.tracker-software.com/pdfxe7 ... es_ed.html
Hope this helps!
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