Jenil Vasani

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Create your own digital Signature in Office

This article explains how to create digital signatures in Microsoft Office Word 2007, Excel.In addition, you can learn about getting digital certificates from Microsoft Partners, and read definitions that pertain to digital signatures, certificate authorities, and so on.

Create a digital signature in Word and Excel

You can use the following instructions to create a digital signature in Office Word 2007 and Office Excel 2007.

For information about digital signatures in e-mail in Office Outlook 2007 see Get a digital ID.

  1. In Excel or Word click on Insert Tab.
  2. In the Text group, double-click Signature Line. The Signature Setup dialog appears.
  3. Type the needed information and select the options that you want. Click OK.
  4. The Signature box appears.
  5. To sign the document or spreadsheet, double-click the Signature box.

Get a digital certificate from a Microsoft partner

If you select the option Get a digital ID from a Microsoft partner in the Get a Digital ID dialog box, you are redirected to the Microsoft Office Marketplace, where you can purchase a digital certificate from one of the third-party certificate authorities (CAs) with an Office Marketplace listing.

If you plan to exchange digitally signed documents with other people, and you want the recipients of your documents to be able to verify the authenticity of your digital signature, it is a good idea to obtain a digital certificate from a reputable third-party certificate authority (CA).

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February 6, 2010 - Posted by | Microsoft, Office

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