How do I
create a physical signature in PDF-XChange Editor?
Follow the steps below to create physical (non-digital) signatures in PDF-XChange Editor:
1. Click the Protect tab, then click Manage:
The Manage Signatures and Initials dialog box will open.
2. Click the Add dropdown menu, then click Import from File:
The Add Signature from File dialog box will open.
3. Select the image that you want to use on your local machine:
4. Click OK. The Edit Signature/InitialsInformation dialog box will open:
5. Name the signature and password protect it as desired, then click OK.
6. The signature will then be available in the Signatures and Initials pane, and you can click it in the pane to add it to documents:
Please note the following before creating stamps in PDF-XChange Viewer:
Images are usually in raster format and will pixellate if zoomed to a high degree. Therefore it is advisable to create stamps from pre-sized images. (Vector-based images do not experience this issue).
If a transparent background is desired for stamps then a suitable image format must be used. The formats *.gif and *.png support transparency but *.jpg and *.pdf do not. N.b. Microsoft Paint does not handle *.png transparency well, but most modern graphics programs do. GIMP is one such program. A free GIMP download is available here.
PDF files that contain transparent images/objects without backgrounds (such as scanned signatures) can also be used to create transparent stamps - empty space on the page will be ignored. Please note that content must be flattened before it can be used as a stamp. Right-click content and then click Flatten in order to flatten it.
Follow the steps below to create and save customized stamps:
1. Follow the instructions detailed here to create a suitable image.