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Discussion in 'OS X and OS X Apps' started by extremyks, Jul 28, 2004.
Is there a OS X software to record handwritten signatures using a tablet?
i don't have a direct answer to that, but many years ago i solved the problem (ie, needing a digitized signature i could cut and paste into word documents, etc.) by signing some specimen signatures on a sheet of paper and then faxing the sheet to my powerbook. i'm still using it!
i think extremyks is talking about real-time signature capturing like the ones they use for credit cards at stores.
the only thing i can think of is using a drawing software and a tablet and using applescript to incorporate the signature into the forms or wherever it is you want to use it.
[Edited on 7-28-2004 by S13]
what I did before was to use my tablet and use Photoshop, sign my name and save it as an image file. Then when I wanna attach my signature I just paste the picture where I want it. That's probably the easiest thing to do.
i also used a similar technique by writing my signature on a piece of paper and scannning it and using the image file to attach my signature to documents.
that's ok if you only need one or a few signatures. but let's say you need the signatures of several (or lots of) people on documents or forms in your computer, you would need a real-time signature capture software and a tablet.
Thanks for the inputs, S13 your right... what I need is for lot of people, thousands of them to be use for an ID system. Worst scenario for now is I'll employ the scanning of signatures... which is also faster since in one letter size paper you could fit a lot also.
But it would be great if say, each signs in a tablet then that signature file will be created and save in a specified folder. Oh well either I need to know applescript or hope 'Pipeline' in Tiger would be more powerful before the final version.
Be careful if you are going to save those scanned signatures. In an office where I worked before, I taught a secretary how to save the signature of his boss for use in signing (err, printing) on thousands of christmas cards and gift notes.
Later on we found out that she also used it on computer check forms for payment to "dubious suppliers". I dont know what happened with the estafa case back then, but still, if you save someone else's signature, you're bound to be a suspect if ever any similar case arises.
After that, I swore to scan their signature on their computers, not mine.
i did this to my client just recently;
make him sign to my P900 jotter app- then send it via bluetooth and then place it to a document. tada!
(but i guess, there's should be a clear understanding between both parties, we resort to this because we don't have a printer at hand.)