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Hello,We are using Acrobat digital signatures in myorganization.With Acrobat Professional you can put in asignature block that allows signing with a client-side digital signature. This is something that can bethen done by someone using Acrobat Reader. Thisis not the same as adding a digital signature to thedocument—this is adding a space where asignature can be added by someone else toindicate acceptance of the produced PDF.How do I create a PDF file with LaTeX that can bedigitally signed?thanks
annapurna hiremath 1041 days ago
Unfortunately LaTex cannot do the most important thing that is required for Adobe Reader to be able to digitally sign a PDF. It cannot add the Reader Signing Extension to the PDF. This Extension (or Right) can only be added with Acrobat Professional or a special Adobe server.
Alternatively, you could use a 3rd party tool to add the digital signature.
D.P. Story at http://www.acrotex.net/ has a technique for adding form fields to a PDF with LaTex. He might be able to tell you how to add signature fields.
You can find a better explanation of Reader Rights in the "Reader vs Acrobat" video here:
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Having trouble, Why Doesn't my Script Work
Reader cannot add form fields of any kind, so if you want a visible signature in a form field you will have to create the PDF and assign the appropriate rights for allowing Reader to sign the PDF.
Have you tired to use Acrobat to add a signature field?
Have you tired the La TeX project documentation and forums?
There are digital signature services like Echo Sign that users with Reader can use.
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