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Electronic Signatures over multiple sections - Word 2010 RRS feed

  • Question

  • Howdy,

    im trying to create a form that multiple people fill in, but that can be signed as you go along.

    Now obviously i know normally even a single electronic signature locks the entire document, but i need a form that people can fill out incrementally yet still sign.

    Basically what I'm trying to create is a sequential checklist with comments sections,

    the 1st person (the author) will go through his section of the checklist and then sign to say hes completed his actions (locking his comments)

    the next person (A Checker) will fill out a different section and then sign to say hes completed his actions (again locking them)

    a third person (A certifier) will fill out a final section and then sign.

    At the moment we print these forms out so each person in turn can get his/her hands on it after the person before him has completed, its very slow and paper heavy and id like to pull away from if possible.

    Monday, October 12, 2015 12:36 PM

Answers

  • >>>Now obviously i know normally even a single electronic signature locks the entire document, but i need a form that people can fill out incrementally yet still sign.

    After the document is signed, we are not able to modfiy the documetns. So I suggest you to change your logic that you could firstly mark the document as read-only and then select the parts of the document where you want to allow changes, lastly then sign your document.

    For more information, click here to refer about Allow changes to parts of a protected document and here to refer about Add or remove a digital signature in Office documents

    Monday, October 19, 2015 9:16 AM

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  • Hi,

    This is the forum to discuss questions and feedback for Microsoft Word, the issue is more related to Word coding/programing, you'd better post your question to the MSDN forum for Word

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    Tuesday, October 13, 2015 5:56 AM
  • >>>Now obviously i know normally even a single electronic signature locks the entire document, but i need a form that people can fill out incrementally yet still sign.

    After the document is signed, we are not able to modfiy the documetns. So I suggest you to change your logic that you could firstly mark the document as read-only and then select the parts of the document where you want to allow changes, lastly then sign your document.

    For more information, click here to refer about Allow changes to parts of a protected document and here to refer about Add or remove a digital signature in Office documents

    Monday, October 19, 2015 9:16 AM