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Microsoft® Office Word 2007 Plain & Simple by Marianne Moon, Jerry Joyce

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Signing a Document with a Visible Signature

In the world of business and commerce, certain documents need to be signed and, often, witnessed. When a document is transmitted electronically, not only does it need to be signed, but the signature must be verifiable. Word takes care of this in two ways. It provides an easy way to set up an electronic document for a signature, by either typing the signature or using a scanned image of the signature inserted as a picture. Additionally, Word attaches a digital certificate that has been issued to the signer from a reliable source. The digital certificate verifies the identity of the signer. With the digital certificate attached, the document is considered digitally signed. To prevent any alterations to ...

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