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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 options detailed in (figure 2) below. Click More to access these settings.

The Verification settings determine how and when signatures are verified. Click More to access these settings, then select the check boxes as desired.

Select the "Show Save As..." box to enable/disable the display of the Save As dialog box when signing documents. Select one of the radio buttons below the check box to determine when the Save As dialog box is displayed.



Figure 2. Creation and Appearance 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. The revocation status of the signature will be shown in the main window when this option is enabled. Signatures are long-term validation enabled when this option is selected.

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

Click the More button to set the Digital Sign Appearance Templates:



Figure 3. Digital Signature Appearance Templates Dialog Box


Select signature templates, then select Clone/Reset/Edit as desired:

Click Clone to clone the selected signature template. This is a useful feature if parameters of existing signature templates need to be changed and saved without editing the original template.

Click Reset to revert the values of the the selected signature template to its default state.

Click Edit to adjust the values of the selected signature template:



Figure 4. Edit Template of Digital Sign Dialog Box


Use the Template Name text box to edit the name of the signature template.

Use the Icon dropdown menu to specify the icon used with the signature, and use the adjacent Font dropdown menu to specify the font used.

Use the Background Logo dropdown menu to specify the logo used with the signature, and use the adjacent Opacity number box to specify the transparency level of the background.

Use the Display Text check box options to specify the text that is displayed with the signature.


Click OK to save changes.