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What is the difference between "Place Signature" and "Sign Document" in PDF-XChange Viewer?

Question:

What is the difference between "Place Signature" and "Sign Document" in PDF-XChange Viewer? These operations appear to achieve the same result.

Answer:

The Place Signature function is used to place signed digital signature fields in documents, whereas the Sign Document funtion is used to sign existing signature fields. These functions both need to be included because PDF-XChange Viewer does not contain the functionality to create/place unsigned digital signature fields in documents. However, other methods/applications can be used to do this, and therefore it is necessary to have a function that can be used to sign them.

Sign Document will operate in the same manner as Place Signature unless the document contains more than one unsigned digital signature field, in which case it will prompt the user on which digital signature field they wish to sign.

Please note that PDF-XChange Editor has now superseded PDF-XChange Viewer, which has been discontinued. PDF-XChange Editor Plus contains the functionality to add unsigned digital signature fields to documents.

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