UW Digital ID (Win) - Digitally signing an Office 2010 file from within Word, Excel or Powerpoint

Instructions for digitally signing an Office 2010 file from within Word, Excel or Powerpoint

1. Create your document, spreadsheet or presentation, make sure it is saved.
2. When ready to digitally sign it, click "File" from the Outlook Menu & navigate down to "Info" and then click "Protect Document" and choose "Add a Digital Signature".


3. A Microsoft Signature Services window will open click "OK".


4. A Window will open asking you to save the document click on the "Yes".


5. Enter a Purpose for signing and click on the "Sign" button.



6. Click the OK button to return to an Information window about your document and click the "View Signatures" button.


7. This will return you to your Office application main window and you should see a "Signatures" side window.


8. 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 of your document. This icon indicates the document is digitally signed and you can click the ribbon to display information about the signer.

Keywords:digitally sign Word Excel Powerpoint PKI UW Digital ID   Doc ID:16554
Owner:Steven T.Group:Digital ID
Created:2011-01-13 19:00 CDTUpdated:2013-10-01 07:30 CDT
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