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Editor-Icon Signatures



When the Signatures tab is selected the following options are available:



Figure 1. Preferences Dialog Box. Signatures Tab Selected


These options determine the settings for digital signatures.


The Creation & Appearance settings determine the signature options. Click the More button to access the settings. These are detailed in (figure 2) below.

The Verification settings determine how and when signatures are verified. Click the More button to access these settings. There are two options - select the check boxes as desired.



Figure 2. Creation and Appearance Preferences Dialog Box


The Creation settings are as follows:


Select an option from the Default Signing Method menu to determine the default signing method settings.  

Select an option from the Default Signing Format menu to determine the signing format.

PKCS#7 - Detatched encodes certificates in Abstract Syntax Notation One (ASN.1) format.

CAdES is an electronic signature created in compliance with eIDAS and has the same legal value as a handwritten signature.

Select the Include signature's revocation status box as desired. When selected, the revocation status of the signature will be shown in the main window.

Select the Flush PIN cache before applying signature box as desired.

Click the More button to set the Digital Sign Appearance Templates. The following dialog box will open:

Figure 3. Digital Sign Appearance Templates Dialog Box


When this dialog box is first launched the default values are given, as in (figure 3) above. Signatures can be created with or without graphics and in standard layout or RTL (right to left) layout. Select the tab of the signature format to be edited. The options to Clone, Reset and Edit will then be enabled.

Click Clone to clone the selected signature. It will then appear in the dialog box. This is a useful feature if parameters of existing signatures need to be changed and saved without editing the original.

Click Reset to revert the values of the the selected signature to their default settings.

Click Edit to change the values of the selected signature. The following dialog box will open:



Figure 4. Edit Template of Digital Sign Dialog Box


Enter a name for the template in the Template Name text box.

Use the Show Graphics option buttons to determine the graphics that are shown with the template:

Select Name as Icon to use the name of the current user as the icon.

Select Custom Icon to use a custom icon. Enter the name of the file to be used in the text box or click the icon to select a file from the local computer.

Select the Display Logo box to display logos in the background of templates.

Select the boxes in the Show Text section to determine the information that is shown with templates.

Use the Text Selection menu to determine the text direction.


When the desired parameters have been selected, click OK to apply them. Then, in the Preferences dialog box, click Apply to apply changes. Click OK to save changes.