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Click here to protect the settings below with a password.This button is available in all cathegories of the administration and allows to set a password to protect your settings from getting changed. You can do this for each menu separately or for all menus at once. 
Inform user to connect his pad

If this option is activated and eSignatureOffice can't find any eligible signature devices when starting a signature process, you will be prompted to connect a device.

Check signature device on start

If this option is activated, eSignatureOffice also searches for connected signature devices on startup and depending on your settings in the previous option ("Inform user..."), you will be prompted (or not).

Security level

With the help of this drop down menu, you can impose limitations on eSignatureOffice when it comes to listing eligible signature devices either via automatic search (see previous options) or via manual search (see "Button: Automatic configuration"). This is especially useful, when multiple possible signature devices are connected to the computer but the choices are to be limited to prevent anyone from signing for example with the mouse cursor, when he should use only his StepOver signature pad. 

The different security levels are:

  • High: Only StepOver signature devices with an internal encryption function are shown here. This includes all currently available sign pads from the naturaSign and duraSign product ranges.
  • Medium: All StepOver signature devices will be shown, including older products without internal encryption.
  • Low: With this option, all connected, potentially usable signature devices will be listed, including tablet PCs (with their touch screens and pens), computer mice or devices by other manufacturers. Please take note, that using third-party devices might need another type of licence key than for using only StepOver devices. The demo version allows using all options.

    Attention: Because of a wide range of possible different device specifications and different levels of quality when it comes to recording your signature's image, pressure and speed, StepOver cannot avouch the quality of signatures done with other devices than StepOver signature pads. Please contact your device manufacturer for your respective technical data.
Tablet PC support

If this option is activated, connected tablet PCs will be shown in the list of eligible signature devices, too. Please take note, that you need another licence than the standard type, if you want to use this option instead of using only StepOver devices. Learn more about choosing your active signature device some lines below in the description of the button "Automatic configuration" (highlighted in blue).

Other Wintab devices, e.g. ePadsIf this option is activated, connected Wintab devices will be shown in the list of eligible signature devices, too. Please take note, that you need another licence than the standard type, if you want to use this option instead of using only StepOver devices. Learn more about choosing your active signature device some lines below in the description of the button "Automatic configuration" (highlighted in blue).
Deactivate Input Devices

Please be aware, that with this option different types of devices will be deactivated, not activated!

Those types, which are chosen here, will be ignored by the device search and not shown in the list. This offers the possibility to narrow down the list of eligible devices by hiding unwanted computer mice, pens or touch screens. This option will be explained further in the next point.

Button: "Automatic configuration"

Using this button, will - after a short search - list all available, connected signature devices, which are also allowed by your limitations (see previous options). An example picture with two sign pads and a computer mouse is shown to the right. 

After choosing the desired signature device and confirming your choice by using the "Next" button, eSignatureOffice will automatically configure the connection to the chosen device and its settings. A short hint will be displayed for five seconds and then close automatically.

Now your device is ready to use.

 

Please be aware, that you can connect multiple signature devices to your computer simultaneously (in this example one mouse and two different types of StepOver signature pads), but you can always use only one device actively for your signatures! If you wish to change your choice, you have to repeat the process either as just described here via the administration menu oder by using "Options | Set signature device..." in your eSignatureOffice main menu.

Attention: When using a tablet PC as signature device, setting it up can be a bit more complicated, because according to experience these devices sometimes offer a multitude of options, which aren't explained further and only differ in their device number as shown in the example screenshot to the right. In this example only one computer mouse and one StepOver sign pad are connected. The other three options are provided by the tablet PC itself. In consequence of this, some trial & error approach might be necessary: choose one of the options, which you deem correct and try to sign with the desired pen or touch device. If it works, you are done. If it does not work, you have to repeat the whole process with another choice until you find the correct device entry.

 

To switch between different signature devices, you don't have to use the administration menu each time, but you can use "Options | Set signature device..." in your eSignatureOffice main menu instead.

Save signature device settings in the registry

Activate this check mark before using the button "Automatic configuration" and eSignatureOffice will save the information about your chosen signature device in your operating system's registry. This way, other applications like the Word plugin or maybe your own applications don't have to search for the device on their own, but they can read the information from the registry.

Save signature automatically after X seconds.

If this option is chosen, eSignatureOffice uses an automatic timeout counter, which starts after registering the last input on the signature device. By default, two seconds are preset here, which, according to experience, offers enough time to switch between different words or add lines or points to your signature. It's recommended to set this timer not too low in order to prevent a premature end of your signature process as well as to offer the signer enough time to push the "Repeat" button when being not satisfied with the signature.

If this option is deactivated altogether, there will be no timeout at all and you either have to use the "OK" button at the bottom of the eSignatureOffice user interface to finish the signature process or - in case your device offers this option - by using the "OK" button on its display.

Stretch signature to the size of signature field.

If this option is activated, your signature will not be added to the document with its original size, but it will be enlargened to fit as close as possible to the whole given signature rectangle. However, the width-to-height ratio stays the same and the biodata will not be altered! Only the final picture of your signature is optically changed to present it larger in your document.

 

 

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Display

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Display document context on LCD while signing (B/W)

With this option, you can determine, if the loaded document should be shown on your signature device display when switching from viewing the document to signing the document or if a standardized background should be shown. Contrary to devices with coloured displays, black-and-white device are only able to show a limited part of the document, which is within the boundaries of the chosen sign rectangle. 

Furthermore, if you wish to display custom text on the device, this option has to be deactivated.

By default, this option is not used for black-and-white devices, because only on devices with colour displays, the presentation of the document can be offered in satisfying quality.

Display document context on LCD while signing (Colour)

With this option, you can determine, if the loaded document should be shown on your signature device display when switching from viewing the document to signing the document or if a standardized background should be shown. Contrary to devices with coloured displays, black-and-white device are only able to show a limited part of the document, which is within the boundaries of the chosen sign rectangle. 

Furthermore, if you wish to display custom text on the device, this option has to be deactivated.

Deactivate this option to speed up your signature process a little bit, because then the transfer of the document from the computer to the sign pad (to show it there) is not required anymore and so saves time.

Reduced document context

Activate this option to speed up the signature process a little bit by sending only the smaller, necessary section of the current document to the pad instead of the usual complete page.

Display signature line on LCD

This option makes black-and-white devices show a line near the bottom of the display while signing. This line shall assist the user, for example to achieve a straight-lined signature and to further the impression of a normal signature on paper.

Signature field aspect ratio:

With this drop down menu, you can specify a certain fixed aspect ratio when manually drawing a sign rectangle. For example, if you use a device with a flat but wide aspect ratio of 10:2,5 (Classic or Standard pads), set the appropriate option and the sign rectangle will always keep this aspect ratio. This makes the sign rectangle fit better with the size of the actual signing area of your pad and so offers a better feeling for the signature to the user.

If you are using eSignatureOffice only in combination with signature sets, this feature is irrelevant. By default it's set to "Free" (like in free handed) and so allows to set width and height according to your wishes. In case you are not sure, which type of device you are using, you can use the small button with the magnifying glass icon to search for the connected device.

LCD Dialogues

With the help of this option, you can upload premade signature dialogues to your sign pad, for example to show customized buttons or notes. Currently, there are only two dialogues for the naturaSign Mobile Pad available in your eSignatureOffice subfolder named "dialogs". These can, for example, be used to show a "OK/Repeat/Cancel" dialogue, which normally would not be available for this type of pad.

Signature rectangle

 

 

With this option, you can set the percental size of the signature rectangle on the display of the connected signing device with colour display. To achieve this, the background of the document to sign will be zoomed in or out to get to the desired size.

However, due to the possibility to choose the ratio of your signature rectangle yourself instead of it being a set value, there are some limitations to this function:

  • the allowed minimum size is at 60%
  • Because signatures without document background do not show such a signature rectangle on the device display, this option does not affect such signatures
  • The target size is considered to be reached as soon as the set percentage height or width of the display is reached. This means, that a signature rectangle with a large height but small width will reach its vertical limit first and so will never be shown on full width.

With a set percentage of 100% and matching ratio, the full display size will always be used. The picture on the right side of the menu will show you an approximate preview of the future signature rectangle, if the matching ratio is kept. By zooming in, this feature seemingly provides the user with more space on the signing pad, which can be really useful, for example with long names.

Here some example pictures of duraSign Pad Brilliance displays while signing with different percentages:

100%:

  • larger zoom
  • more space to sign

60%:

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Rotate: Rotates the view on the sign pad to left handed mode.
Next signature: Jumps to the next signature field within a signature set. This button is only visible when using a signature set and when there are still signatures left to do.
Previous signature: Jumps back to the last signature of a signature set, which has not been added, yet.
Okay: This button confirms the current signature, if you either don't want to wait for the automatic timeout or if this timeout is deactivated. You can change this behaviour in the administration menu "Signature Device" by either changing the time value or removing the check mark at "Save signature automatically after X seconds"
Repeat: Removes the whole current signature from the display and restarts the signature field.
Cancel: Stops the current signing process. If the current signature field is a mandatory field within a signature set, you will be prompted in eSignatureOffice, that cancelling a mandatory field leads to cancelling the whole signature process.

 

 

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Signature handling

In this menu, you can determine how eSignatureOffice should handle signatures before actually signing, for example together with digital signature fields or signature-sets.

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If there are already digital signature fields (also called DigSig fields) in the opened document, you can determine with this option, if eSignatureOffice should convert all these fields into one combined signature-set.

For this, the following options are available:

  • Off: Handle the detected digital signature fields like single fields and don't create a signature-set.
  • Ask: If any DigSig fields are detected, ask the user what to do.
  • Always: When detecting such fields, always create a combined signature-set without any feedback to the user. This resulting signature-set will then be processed in the same order in which the original DigSig fields have been added to the document. However, this automatic signature-set is only a temporary file and will be deleted when closing the document or exiting eSignatureOffice.

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If you have chosen either "Always" or "Ask" in the previous option, you can provide any signature-set here, which is then used as template for the temporary signature-set file for the DigSig fields.

Almost all specifications from this set will be used, of course, except for the position of the signature fields as they are provided by the position of the DigSig fields themselves. This includes all "Common settings" as well as confirmation dialogs and "Additional field properties".

In case there are more DigSig fields than presettings in the signature-set, then - after processing all available field presets - the set is restarted from the beginning. So, for example, a template with three different signatures will make each third signature use the same "additional field properties" and so show the same text on the pad etc.

If you want to know more about creating and using signature-sets, you can find more detailled information here .

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Start signing with click on the signature

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The preview in the sidebar as well as the document show digital signature fields in a light blue by default (these settings can be changed in the administration submenu "Signature image"). If this option is activated, you can start the signing process for such a DigSig field by simply clicking on it, either in the sidebar as well as in the document itself.

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Automatic selection of SSS-file

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With the help of this option, you can use the automatic selection of signature-sets and their matching documents. This means, that simply pressing "Sign" in the main user interface can be used to automatically choose the signature-set, which matches your document. You can find a more detailled explanation in the Steps 4 and 4b here in the instructions about signature-sets.

With the following three options, you can change this behaviour:

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find multiple settings which only apply as long as the signpad variant ist used, for which the particular setting has been done. This allows using different products at the same time while using settings, which are only relevant to this specific pad type. This includes features like a reduced area, in which the user can sign on the signpad (e.g. when using a custom background image), a precisely chosen target position and target size of the signature rectangle on pad with a large device display or if a device is supposed to be started or finished either in left- or right handed mode. As soon as this menu tab is selected, the currently connected signature pad is automatically detected and preset in the drop down list "Device Type". 

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Disable rotation buttons

With this option, you can deactivate all rotation buttons on the signature pad. This includes the buttons to switch between left and right handed mode as well as to switch between portrait and landscape mode on the StepOver duraSign 10.0 pad.

Please be aware, that this setting applies to all signature device types, independant from the selection in the Device Type list.

Disable zoom buttons

With this option, you can deactivate all buttons on the signature pad, which are used to either zoom in or zoom out.

Please be aware, that this setting applies to all signature device types, independant from the selection in the Device Type list.

Device Type

In this list, you can decide for which product type the following settings are supposed to apply. Here, it is possible to generally select all device types or to make very specific settings, and so to define settings only for the StepOver duraSign 10.0 Biometric pad when it's used in the portrait mode, for example.

Additionally, as soon as you enter this tab of the administration menu, the currently connected signature pad is detected and preset in this list. If no device is connected or none is found, the last used product type will be selected.

Reduced document context

Activate this option to speed up the signature process a little bit by sending only the smaller, necessary section of the current document to the pad instead of the usual complete page. Especially for the duraSign 10.0 pads, this can speed up the signing process quite a lot.

Use smaller signature rectangle

With these 4 text fields you can choose the size and position of your target signature rectangle on your signature device in pixel. With the first two fields "Upper left X" and "Upper left Y" you can define the upper left corner point of your rectangle. Width and Height is then used to calculate the final size. With the "Use complete display" button, the total available size of the chosen product is automatically written in the fields.

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Use position and scrolling

With the following options, you can determine the position of the signature rectangle on the device display when using the Document Signing Mode. If this feature is deactivated, the signature rectangle will be presented as large as possible, while still respecting the rectangle's aspect ratio and the value specified in the administration menu tab "Display".

With the two text fields you can specifiy, how far away from the left and lower borders, the signature rectangle is supposed to be positioned. In doing so, you can use pixel, millimeters or percentages by entering the desired values, followed by

  • "px" for pixel
  • "mm" for millimeters
  • "%" for percentages

Without the measuring unit, eSignatureOffice will interprete your value always as given in pixel. You can also mix up the measuring units in both text fields and so you could specify a percental distance from the bottom and a distance in pixel from the left side.

Center signature rectangle

If this checkbox is activated, the following text fields are deactivated and instead of a custom position, the signature rectangle will be displayed in the center of the device display. Of course, this can only take effect when the following option named "Disable zoom into signature" is not active, because then the signature rectangle would be shown in maximum size and thus would always be centered.

Scroll to position

If this option is activated, the signature rectangle on the device display will be positioned "smoothly" by moving the rectangle from a close position to the final position. This is only a visual effect and does not affect the functionality of the workflow. If this option is deactivated, the signature rectangle will be shown directly in its final position without scrolling.

Disable zoom into signature

This option is an important switch, which various other options in this menu depend on. With this option, you control if eSignatureOffice is allowed to adjust the size of the final image of the document on the device display. So, if the zoom is deactivated, neither the target size can be adjusted automatically (see next option) nor the distance of the signature rectangle from display border can be specified.

If this option is activated, the program will always try to show the document page on the device display as close to the original size as possible.

Scaling the signature field on the device display

With these two text fields, you can specify the maximum target size of the signature rectangle on the device monitor, both in width and/or height. eSignatureOffice will then try to adjust the zoom of the document until the target size is reached. If the aspect ratio does not match with both values, the final size will be scaled up or down until the first of the target values has been reached. Of course, the other one will only be adjusted as far as the original aspect ratio is allowing to. This way, you will always get the same signature rectangle as you originally wanted; only with an adjusted zoom level.

Please take note, that the target size is compared to the specified rectangle position. If size and position cannot both be shown on the display of the currently selected signature pad, then the two contesting values will be shown in red an additionally, you will get a notification as soon as you try to leave the administration menu.

Rotation settings

With this option, you can choose how the rotation of the used signature pad is supposed to be set. Separately choosable for the start as well as the exit of the program.

Please take note, that the alternate portrait view mode can currently be used solely with the StepOver duraSign 10.0 pad. The other product types can also show the landscape mode like a normal TV or computer display.

 

 

 

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Signature handling

In this menu, you can determine how eSignatureOffice should handle signatures before actually signing, for example together with digital signature fields or signature-sets.

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Convert existing signature fields from the PDF into a signature-set and then start signing

If there are already digital signature fields (also called DigSig fields) in the opened document, you can determine with this option, if eSignatureOffice should convert all these fields into one combined signature-set.

For this, the following options are available:

  • Off: Handle the detected digital signature fields like single fields and don't create a signature-set.
  • Ask: If any DigSig fields are detected, ask the user what to do.
  • Always: When detecting such fields, always create a combined signature-set without any feedback to the user. This resulting signature-set will then be processed in the same order in which the original DigSig fields have been added to the document. However, this automatic signature-set is only a temporary file and will be deleted when closing the document or exiting eSignatureOffice.
Use this signature-set as default for conversion (*.sss)

If you have chosen either "Always" or "Ask" in the previous option, you can provide any signature-set here, which is then used as template for the temporary signature-set file for the DigSig fields.

Almost all specifications from this set will be used, of course, except for the position of the signature fields as they are provided by the position of the DigSig fields themselves. This includes all "Common settings" as well as confirmation dialogs and "Additional field properties".

In case there are more DigSig fields than presettings in the signature-set, then - after processing all available field presets - the set is restarted from the beginning. So, for example, a template with three different signatures will make each third signature use the same "additional field properties" and so show the same text on the pad etc.

If you want to know more about creating and using signature-sets, you can find more detailled information here .

Start signing with click on the signature

The preview in the sidebar as well as the document show digital signature fields in a light blue by default (these settings can be changed in the administration submenu "Signature image"). If this option is activated, you can start the signing process for such a DigSig field by simply clicking on it, either in the sidebar as well as in the document itself.

Automatic selection of SSS-file

With the help of this option, you can use the automatic selection of signature-sets and their matching documents. This means, that simply pressing "Sign" in the main user interface can be used to automatically choose the signature-set, which matches your document. You can find a more detailled explanation in the Steps 4 and 4b here in the instructions about signature-sets.

With the following three options, you can change this behaviour:

Selection

With this dropdown menu, you determine if the automatic selection is off, should always be used or if the user shall be asked each time.This feature is deactivated by default in order to prevent a slow down of the the program. Such a slow down can happen if there is a large number of signature-sets in the chosen signature-set folder.

Selection of file when finding more than one

With this option, you can tell eSignatureOffice what to do, if multiple signature-sets have been found, whose settings match with the document. Determine if either the first found file should be used or if a list of all matching signature-sets shall be presented to the user, where he can choose another one each time (= Ask user which to use)

Search engine

With this option, you can choose the search engine to be used. Due to the way PDF-documents are created, sometimes search terms cannot be found in the document. In such cases, it can be helpful to test all of the given options.

Folder to store signature-set files

Here choose the folder, in which your signature-sets can be found. The automatic selection works only for those sets, which can be found in the destination path given here (and of course those sets, which use this feature).

Do manual signing if no signature fields found

If it should happen, that the automatic selection of a signature-set was successful but in the chosen signature-set there is no signature field, which matches with the currently loaded document, you can determine with this option here, if you wish to have the possibility to manually create a signature field and sign it afterwards.

The following options are available:

  • Off: No signing with the help of a manual signature field allowed
  • Ask: The user will be asked, if he wants to manually create a signature field and sign it 
  • Always: The program will automatically change the mode to allow manually creating a signature field at any point of the document and offering to sign it afterwards. This is also the default behaviour when not using signature-sets.
Change zoom after signing

With this option, you can determine, which zoom level is to be used for the document after signing. This setting affects only the display of the document in the "View" mode in eSignatureOffice, but not displaying the document during follow-up signature processes or the display of used signing devices with document viewing abilities (for example naturaSign Colour.

By default, the zoom change is off.

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In this menu tab, you can configure the StepOver PDF Converter. You can predefine startparameters or change the saving behaviour for documents after their conversion. You can learn more about the PDF converter in the chapter The StepOver PDF Converter: Setup and utilisation

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Transfer file to eSignatureOffice

This is the PDF Converter's default behaviour, when using it via another application (for example Word). This way, your document will be converted to a PDF-file with the help of the printer driver and afterwards it will be automatically transmitted to eSignatureOffice and opened. Please take care, that this will not work, when eSignatureOffice is already started, because there can always be only one active instance of the program.

Additional parameters:

In addition to the already preset "-savedoc", you can provide further parameters here, which shall be passed from the PDF Converter to eSignatureOffice. Learn more about this in the chapter: Startparameter.

Save file to a fixed destination:

With the help of this option, you can make the PDF Converter save a converted file to a fixed file destination of your choice and rename it, instead of starting eSignatureOffice with it.

However, there are three important things to remember:

  • Some destinations are protected by the User Account Control incorporated in modern operating systems. This includes system-relevant folders like "C:\", "C:\Windows" and "C:\Programs (x86)". In these folders, saving is only allowed with special access rights, which the PDF Converter is not granted. When choosing one of these folders as fixed destination, you will be notified after the conversion, that it's not allowed to save to this destination and where you will find your file.
    Usually, this will be "C:\Users\[your username]\AppData\Local\VirtualStore".
  • If you want to save your converted PDF file automatically to a fixed destination, you also have to provide a corresponding file name, because the conversion is done via temporary files. By default "Unnamed.pdf" is given here and if your appointed name might already be in use, you can use the option "Extend the file name with numbers if a file with the same name already exists." to add a continuous numbering to the end of these file names.
  • Because saving is not done by eSignatureOffice when using this option, we cannot offer the option to use the dynamic processing of document content to individualize the file destination of the final file name. If you want to use this feature, please use the previous option "Transfer file to eSignatureOffice" and afterwards save it dynamically by using a macro.
Open "Save As..." dialog

With this option, after each succesful conversion a normal "Save As..." dialog will be shown by your operating system, in which you can manually choose the destination and file name of your choicecan manually choose the destination and file name of your choice.

Do not set PDF Converter settings

This checkbox is only a supportive option, which is supposed to prevent unintended changes to the PDF Converter settings, if they were originally set not by eSignatureOffice but externally with the help of the sopconf.exe file in the Converter installation path. Without this checkbox, the default settings provided here would overwrite the external settings each time the administration menu settings are saved.

As soon as you make any changes in this menu tab, this checkbox is automatically deactivated and your voluntary changes will apply.

 

 

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Security & Key management

With this option you can prevent the unauthorized execution of the whole eSignatureOffice program instead of only protecting just parts of it like the administration menu. After assigning a password, you will be asked for it at the next program start.

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Ask for password at startup

With this option you can prevent the unauthorized execution of the whole eSignatureOffice program instead of only protecting just parts of it like the administration menu. After assigning a password, you will be asked for it at the next program start.

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Authentifizierung über LDAP

The Lightweight Directory Access Protocol can be used to allow password protected access to eSignatureOffice, independant from StepOver. For this function, you need your own server with corresponding LDAP directory structure. Enter the IP address and portnumber (if not using the default port) in the corresponding textfields. The field "DN" (= Disinguished Name) defines the LDAP directory path on the server. With the "Check" button, you can test, if the given data can really be used or if there is any problem with it.

When starting eSignatureOffice the next time, the user has to enter his login name and password.

You can find an example of detailled documentation for the LDAP network protocol here: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lightweight_Directory_Access_Protocol

Actions to be taken if the file program.ini is deleted or changed from outside eSignatureOffice

This Program.ini is normally located at "C:\Users\[Benutzername]\AppData\Local\StepOver\eSignatureOffice 5.0" or a similar location, depending on your version of eSignatureOffice. In this file many important settings are saved and with the given option, you can choose what should happen, if the file has been manipulated:

  • Do nothing: This is the default setting and results in the user not getting any feedback about the detected manipulation of the Program.ini. eSignatureOffice is simply reset to default settings (including the licence!), which is basically the demo version.
  • Inform user: By choosing this setting, the user is informed upon application start, when a manipulated file has been detected. As with the previous option, all options are reset to default settings, too (again, including the licence), but in contrast to the next option, eSignatureOffice is still usable. 
  • Do not start eSignatureOffice: If you choose this setting, you are blocking the user completely from using the whole application in case of a manipulated Program.ini. This means, that eSignatureOffice will have to be re-installed on the system.
Require a password to use old generation of devices

With this option, you can activate the password request feature for older devices (prior to the naturaSign devices) before the user is able to use these pads.

Disable signature confirmation dialogue (disables digital signature creation inside the pad)

Activating this option, makes the so-called "hash-dialog" disappear, which normally is shown after each signature on your signing device as well as in eSignatureOffice. This dialog is used to confirm the performed signature.

If this dialog is activated, the digital signature is created within the pad's own software with the pad's own security certificates. Without hash-dialog, the digital signature is created by eSignatureOffice and the whole signing process is sped up, because there is one less user interaction.

This setting has no influence on the encryption of the signature biodata and so is not critical in terms of data security. However, please be aware, that there will be no pad security certificate available to be shown when the signature is checked later, for example in Adobe.

Check file integrity after signing

This option makes eSignatureOffice avouch the integrity of all signatures in the whole signed document by checking all digital certificates of each and every included signature.

Check embedded signature image

With the help of this option, eSignatureOffice checks after a signature, if it contains enough image data to be displayed at all. For example does this prevent a signature from being added, if the signing colour has been set to "white" and so with a white document background, in the end nothing would be seen anymore.

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