If you have chosen to sign your PDF document using a Visible
Signature, pressing the Create PDF button
on the PentaPDF Options screen will make the Digital
Signature Viewing Screen appear, prompting you to
indicate where on the resulting PDF document you want the
image of your digital signature to be placed.
The screen shows a preview of the PDF document that will
be created. It has two sections:
The upper section:
Select between the "Hand" cursor and the "Cross
the "Hand" cursor gets used
when you want to move the page around in order to
choose the location for the digital signature place
holder. You can also use the scrollbars to do this.
the "Cross hair" cursor gets used to draw
the digital signature place holder.
Select the specific page on which you want the Digital
Signature to be applied, you can:
go to the first page
go to the previous page
insert a specific page
move to the next page
go to the last page
Enlarge the doucment view using the zoom factor
The lower section:
Once you have selected the page and position you want the
Digital Signature to be placed, draw the Placeholder for the
image of your Digital Signature:
make sure that the cross hair cursor
position the cursor where you want the signature image
press the left mouse button,
keeping the left mouse button pressed, drag your mouse
to draw a rectangle on the document view.
Once you release the left mouse button a shaded Placeholder
together with the Digital Signature Data
screen will appear in that area. The placeholder represents
the position and size of your digital signature image on the
document, while the Digital Signature Data screen gives a
preview of how the digital signature will look. It shows the
details of the Certificate used for signing and the signing
time as well as the background color that has been set for
the digital signature on the Signature Tab. You can enlarge
this screen for better viewing by clicking on the screen and
dragging its borders with your mouse, keeping the left mouse
button pressed. When all is correct, press the OK button to
close the Digital Signature Data screen.
check box if you want to save the signature position and use
it for future uses. This is helpful if you have to digitally
sign multiple documents that have similar formatting. Once
saved you can use the Use Saved Position
option on the PDF Options Signature Tab to
sign your files using a visible signature without being prompted
with the digital signature viewing screen.
When you are all set, press
to complete processing of your Digitally signed PDF file.
The following is an example of a PDF file signed using a
visible Digital Signature.
If you decide NOT to create a Signed PDF file press .
You will be presented with 3 possible choices:
Create this PDF file with an Invisible
Digital Signature. The document will be verifiable based
on its Digital Signature. There will simply be no graphical
reference on the PDF page or pages but the Digital Signature
will be present and the Security flag ("Show Signatures")
will be visible when viewing the PDF document.
Create this PDF file with no Digital Signature at
all. The resulting file will be a normal unsigned PDF
Abort PDF creation (stop processing a new PDF file
now). This will not produce any output at all.