FAQ Xolido®Sign Desktop

How can I set the visible signature mark?

With Xolido®Sign Desktop you have multiple options to configure the visible signature mark in your PDF documents.

First, to access this setting, click on “Visible Signature” on the bottom right of the “Sign” panel .

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Position and page

First, make sure you have checked the “Include visible mark in PDF document” option.

Xolido®Sign Desktop - Visible signature mark on your PDF documents

In the first drop-down select the page on which you want to include the visible mark.

Xolido®Sign Desktop - Visible signature mark on your PDF documents

Next, select the position of the visible mark. You can select one of the default values that appear in the drop-down, such as “Down right bottom”,...

Xolido®Sign Desktop - Visible signature mark on your PDF documents

Or choose the option “Establish position by hand → Define” to indicate a specific position and size of the visible mark in the document.

Xolido®Sign Desktop - Visible signature mark on your PDF documents

If you want to embed the visible mark in a predefined signature field of the PDF, enter the name of the field in the input “Signature field name for the visible mark”.

Xolido®Sign Desktop - Visible signature mark on your PDF documents

Content of the visible mark

Xolido®Sign Desktop allows you to configure the content of the visible signature mark in three different ways:

  1. 1. With certificate information and date and time.

    The visible signature mark shows the data collected from the electronic certificate with which it was signed and the date and signature. An example would be:

    Digitally signed by: {CN}

    Date and time: dd.mm.aaaa hh:mm:ss

    (*) The {CN} field is automatically extracted from the certificate and matches the Common Name.

    Xolido®Sign Desktop - Visible signature mark on your PDF documents

    If you do not want to include the date and time in the visible mark, check the “Do not include date and time of the computer in the visible mark” option in the configuration area mentioned above.

    Xolido®Sign Desktop - Visible signature mark on your PDF documents

    You can also include a reason and location in this text. Go to “PDF information” in the left side menu of the configuration area to set them. An example with this option would be:

    Digitally signed by: {CN}

    Reason: (text of the reason)

    Location: (text of the location)

    Date and time: dd.mm.aaaa hh:mm:ss

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  2. 2. Certificate information + background image.

    The visible signature mark consists of the image entered plus the data of the electronic certificate with which it was signed (also taking into account the possible options explained in the previous section).

    In the area of the visible signature configuration in the section “Image for background of PDF visible stamp” click on “Search” to choose the background image you want. This background image will be adapted to the signature box.

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    Some tips on this image:

    • To make the text look better, we recommend designing the image with a transparent background, if possible.
    • If you want the certificate data not to overlap the background image, design an image so that the drawing is next to the electronic certificate data.
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  3. 3. Background image only.

    The visible signature mark shows only the image that has been entered.

    To select this option, check “Show only the image on the PDF visible stamp” in the visible signature settings area.

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