Category: PDFSign

PDFSign – visible signature with transparent images for PDF and PDF/A-3b

With the current PDFSign applications it is now also possible to use transparent images for the visible signature. However, it should be noted that not every PDF standard allows transparent objects.

The following rules apply:

  • Not PDF / A documents: The selected image (transparent or not) is used unchanged for the signature.
  • PDF / A-1b Documents: Get PDF / A compatibility = On. If a transparent image is used, an image with a white, non-transparent background is generated and used for the visible signature. The PDF / A-1b standard does not allow transparent objects.
  • PDF / A-3b / ZUGFeRD Documents: Get PDF / A compatibility = On. The selected image (transparent or not) is used unchanged for the signature. The PDF / A-3b standard also allows the use of transparent objects.

Download – PDFSign test and demo application
Download – PDFSign- CL – command line application to sign PDF
Download – PDFSign-FM – Sign from PDF through folder monitoring
Download – PDFSign-CS Service
Download – eDocPrintPro PDFSign Plugin

DropSignProtect – Sign and protect PDF´s via DropZone and folder monitoring

DropSignProtect also enables multiple PDF documents to be signed, protected, and encrypted directly using drag & drop or a monitored folder. DropSignProtect is an executable MS-Windows application that can be started automatically. DropSignProtect is based on the functions of our PDFSign – Component.

Functions DropSignProtect:

  • Executable MS Windows application with autostart function.
  • Signing and protecting single or multiple PDFs , visible / invisible signature with configuration of the appearance, function to create your own certificates.
  • Existing PDF / A conformity can be taken into account and maintained.
  • Start processing by drag & drop by dragging the PDFs onto a drop zone and / or
  • Sign and protect the PDF by monitoring a folder / folder structure.
  • Signature profile: New, copy, rename, delete, import, export – allow the settings to be changed quickly and easily.
  • Profile query before starting processing in order to select different configurations interactively or to be able to change them.

   

Download – DropSignProtect – PDF via Drag&Drop sign & protect >>>

PDFSign – smaller files, AES-256 encryption, processes password-protected PDF

Innovations PDFSecureSign:

  • Smaller signed files:Depending on the certificate, the file size of the signed PDFs could be a lot larger than the original file. With the new version there is additional compression, which means that the size of the signed file is much smaller.
  • AES-265 bit Encryption: With the AES-256bit encryption the PDF documents are encrypted stronger and are therefore better protected.
  • Processing of password-protected PDFs: PDFs that are already password-protected can now also be processed and signed by handing over / querying the password.

 

Download – PDFSign Test- and Demo Application >>>
Download – PDFSign CL – CommandLine Application to Sign PDF >>>
Download – PDFSign-FM – Signing PDF using FolderMonitoring >>>
Download – PDFSign Service >>>
Download – eDocPrintPro PDFSign Plugin >>>

PDFSign-FM – Productvideo

The product video about PDFSign-FM shows the most important functions for automatically protecting and signing PDF and PDF / A documents using monitored folders, and providing them with a time stamp.

Download – PDFSign-FM – Signing PDF via FolderMonitoring >>>

PDFSign version 1.2.0 – Protect PDF via encryption, password and access restrictions

A signature is used to prove that a PDF has not been changed since the signature was applied. In addition, it is now possible to encrypt a PDF with PDFSign-CL, to provide it with a password and to restrict access. PDFSign-CL thus offers all functions to protect PDFs from manipulation and to enable proof of integrity.

Often you not only want to use certain PDF security settings and passwords that are always the same to protect PDF documents, but you should also use different default settings for each recipient. To do this as simply and easily as possible, the PDF security settings and passwords are now managed in their own separate profiles. A profile can be searched and selected very easily not only by name but also by a description (e.g. customer number, company, person, email, etc.) in both fields using the type-ahead substring search. Security profiles and passwords can be selected and queried interactively at runtime.

PDF protection and encryption is not allowed for PDF/A documents, therefore these functions are only active if the option “PDF/A conformity” is not checked.

Features of the PDF security profiles:

  • Manage the profiles by name and description
  • Profile search and selection via both fields – name and description – using type-ahead substring search
  • Profile – New, Copy, Edit, Delete, Import, Export, Export All
  • Checkbox selection – use preset profile or profile query at runtime
  • Checkbox selection – “Ask for password” – The preset password is displayed at runtime and can be changed.

     

Download – PDFSign CL – command line application to sign PDF >>>
Download – Readme – Help – documentation of available parameters >>>

eDocPrintPro plugin – PDFSign version 3.1.3

New features of version 3.1.3:

Often you do not only want to use certain PDF security settings and passwords that are always the same for the protection of PDF documents, but you also want to use different default settings per recipient. In order to implement this as simple and uncomplicated as possible, the PDF security settings and passwords are now managed in separate profiles. A profile can be searched for and selected not only by name but also by a description (e.g. customer number, company, person, email, etc.) over both fields using type-ahead substring search during runtime.

Functions of PDF Security profiles:

  • Manage the profiles by name and description
  • Profile search and selection via both fields – name and description – using type-ahead substring search
  • Profile – New, Copy, Edit, Delete, Import, Export, Export All
  • Checkbox selection – use default profile or profile query at runtime
  • Checkbox selection – “Ask for password” – The default password is displayed at runtime and can be changed.

 

Download – eDocPrintPro PDFSign Plugin >>>

PDFSign-CS-FM – Hotfolder / Folder Monitoring for the PDFSign-CS Sign service

PDFSign-CS-FM is a free add-on application for the PDFSign-CS PDF & PDFA Sign service to monitor one or more inbox folders and to sign and / or timestamp all existing or newly added PDF or PDF / A files and store it in the specified source folder.

The functions are fully in line with the PDFSign-FM application, but the processing is not “local” but “remote” using HTTPS via the SOAP web service interface.

Download – PDFSign-CS-FM – FolderMonitoring for PDFSign-CS >>>

PDFSign – Visual Signature Representation

For the visual representation of the PDF signature, there are some parameters to shape the appearance of the signature.

Parameter:

  • On which page or on which part of the page should the signature be attached? Here you can select from predefined positions / sizes or you can specify an exact position and size of the box (in mm).
  • Should an image be deposited under the signature text?
  • Should the status of the signature be displayed? This status is evaluated when opening in Adobe Reader and displayed in the signature field as text information and depending on the certificate used, as green check mark or red cross.
  • Which font / size should be used for the textual representation?
  • Which textual information should be displayed in the box?

 

What is to be considered:

  • The signature box (“Individual” with “W/H” in mm) determines the size of the PDF signature field.
  • If a graphic is placed under the text, it must already be in the correct size. Otherwise an automatic size scaling occurs which causes a distortion (compression / elongation) of the graphic.
  • If the text string of a line is too long, it is automatically broken and the subsequent lines are moved down. If the box is defined too small then it may be that lines are broken and not all lines are displayed visibly.
  • In the upper area of the signature box 2 lines are always kept free. These can not be used for the signature text. The text can not be displayed “centered” or “top” in the box. These two lines are reserved for a signature status, which can be inserted into the display by Adobe-Reader.
  • When signing PDF/A documents, please note that if an image is to be placed behind the signature text, only documents with PDF/A Level 3b are supported. Only the PDF/A Level 3b allows transparent objects. However, such a file is created as soon as an image is placed under the signature text. If this happens with a PDF/A Level 1b, it looses 1b conformity.
  • If special characters in the signature text are not displayed or not displayed correctly, it is because of the selected font. Then it is necessary to select a suitable TrueType font (e.g. Areal.ttf). TTF fonts can be found on every Windows computer.

 

       

Download – PDFSign Test- und Demo Application >>>
Download – PDFSign CL – Commandline Application to sign PDF >>>
Download – PDFSign FM – Sign PDF by folder monitoring >>>
Download – PDFSign Service >>>
Download – PDFSign CL Client for PDFSign Service  >>>
Download – eDocPrintPro PDFSign Plugin >>>

PDFSign FM – PDF, PDF / A and ZUGFeRD provided by folder monitoring with signature / time stamp

The PDFSign FM is based as well as our other PDF signature applications – the Web service, the CL command line application and the eDocPrintPro PDFSign plugin on the PDFSign .NET component as a common basis.

The PDFSign FM is installed as a service on an MS Windows computer and is able to monitor one or more input folders via configured jobs. The incoming PDFs in the folders are recognized and processed either immediately or at a specific time and stored in the associated output folder.

 

PDFSign FM features:

  • MS-Windows service to sign or timestamp PDF, PDF / A and ZUGFeRD.
  • PDF / A and ZUGFeRD conformity is maintained.
  • Selection of signature parameters via stored PDFSign signature profiles.
  • One or more input folders can be monitored by job definition.
  • Processing the files via filter – name, created (date, time), changed (date, time)
  • Sorted processing (name or time).
  • Processing all PDF’s from a folder / subfolder structure – Options: Create the folder structure in the target folder, delete the folder structure after processing.
  • Definition of the file name in the target directory via text and variables (date, time, counter, original name).
  • Start processing via file events (immediately) as well as over time interval (min) or date / time (once, daily, weekly).

         

    Download – PDFSign FM – Signing PDF through Order Tracking >>>