Graphics Tablets and Office 2003

  garryparry 18:02 13 Aug 2005

I have Office 2003 installed and was wondering how I could get to 'sign' documents in Word. Would a graphics tablet be OK for it? If so, which one would be best buy?

Thanks in advance.


  Diemmess 18:37 13 Aug 2005

The simplest (and cheapest) Waco (A5)-

- make a standard signature and paste the resulting file into a text box wherever you want to 'sign'.

  €dstowe 19:30 13 Aug 2005

If you have a scanner, sign a piece of paper, scan the signature and turn it into a JPEG. Each time you want to use a signature just insert the JPEG image into your document.

I always think that an auto-created signature is something of a cop out though and gives a "don't care" impression to the recipient. OK, if you have a thousand to do but for just a few, a handwritten signature gives a much better impression.

I sign about 50 - 75 documents a day and they are all hand done. It would have to be a lot more before I considered a printed signature.

  garryparry 08:02 15 Aug 2005

Thanks for your responses.
I did consider the option of scanning my signature. It comes out a different size. Also, in pursuit of a paperless office, I wondered if I could sign and then archive the document as a pdf file using Open Office (File - Export as pdf).

Any thoughts?


  €dstowe 08:17 15 Aug 2005

You can always adjust the size of a graphics image.

Try IrfanView to do this (and lots more) click here It's easy to use and FREE!!

  €dstowe 08:21 15 Aug 2005

Regarding storing documents as PDF files, depending on the business you're in, this may not be legally acceptable. Same applies to the legality of "computer signed" documents.

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