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FirmaCerta - How to sign a file in PAdES format (PDF)

FirmaCerta can be used to sign any document using one of the following methods:

  • Drag & Drop: Drag the file(s) to be signed to the FirmaCerta software window, let go, and then click the SIGN icon; multiple files can be dragged and dropped simultaneously.
  • From the file: Use the mouse to right-click directly on the icon of the file(s) to be signed and select “Sign” from the drop-down menu.
  • Via the software: Click the SIGN icon directly to search your computer for the file you want to sign.

Upload the file to be signed to the programme, and click SIGN.

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Here's how to digitally sign a PDF file in PAdES format.

Once the user clicks "Sign", a window will appear asking them to specify the format to use to sign the document.

  • Press Yes to apply a PAdES signature, maintaining the .pdf format (only valid for PDF files).
  • Press No to apply a CAdES signature, in .p7m format.

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Select a destination folder for the signed file, then click OK.


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Proceed with the signing operation by pressing Yes.

N.B.  We recommend creating a dedicated folder in which to save the digitally signed files.

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Enter the PIN of the digital signature device and click OK.


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Select the reason for signing (optional).


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Using the green marker, choose where to place the logo.


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Confirm placement by pressing Yes


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Customise logo display (optional), click OK.


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Once the operation has been processed, click OK to complete the procedure.

 

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