UW Digital ID (WIN) - Digitally sign Office 2010 and 2013 documents

Instructions for digitally signing documents in Microsoft Office 2010 and 2013.

  1. Create your document, spreadsheet or presentation, make sure it is saved.

  2. When ready to digitally sign it, click the File tab from the top left of your screen, choose the Info tab from the left, click the Protect Document icon and choose Add a Digital Signature.
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  3. A Microsoft Signature Services window will open click OK.
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  4. A Window will open asking you to save the document click on the Yes. You will not see this Window if you have already saved your document.
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  5. Enter a Purpose for signing and click on the Sign button.
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  6. Click the OK button to return to your Office application and you will notice two small changes.

    1. The document is now marked as final, you will not be able to edit the document unless you hit the Edit Anyway button
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    2. You should also notice a small red ribbon (ribbon.png) near the bottom right corner of your document. This icon indicates the document is digitally signed and you can click the ribbon to display information about the signer.




Keywords:UW Digital ID (WIN) - Digitally sign Office 2010 documents microsoft word excel powerpoint   Doc ID:16408
Owner:Steven T.Group:Digital ID
Created:2011-01-03 19:00 CDTUpdated:2016-03-21 12:42 CDT
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