How to install your Digital ID and Sign your documents with Microsoft Office 2007 & 2010

To install your Personal ID certificate and sign your documents with Microsoft Office 2007 & 2010, please follow these instructions.

You can add two different signatures. A Non-Visible Signature can't be seen within the contents of the document itself but the recipients can easily see that the document is signed in its proprieties or in the status bar. A Visible Signature will add one or more digital signature lines in the content of the document itself. This method is recommended if two or more people need to sign a document.

Non-Visible Signature
Visible Signature

Add a Non-Visible Signature

1. Open your Microsoft Office document.

2. Click the Office button and go to Prepare > Add a Digital Signature.

3. Click OK when the Microsoft Office dialog box appears with information on digital signatures.

4. Save your document to be able to sign it.

5. A digital signature box will appear. If you want, precise a purpose for signing this document and select your Digital ID by clicking Change... if you have multiple digital IDs. Click Sign.

6. Click OK.

7. A signature panel will appear on the right side of the window and a red certificate icon will appear in the status bar. You can see the details of the certificate by double clicking on it.

Add a Visible Signature

1. Open your Microsoft Office document.

2. In the menu bar, go to Insert and click on Signature Line.

3. Enter information about the signer. Check off Allow the signer to add comments to the sign dialog if you want the signer to be able to add additional information into the signature line.

4. The digital signature will now appear in the document. Signers can sign the document by right clicking on the signature and click Sign.

5. In the Sign dialog box, the signer can type his name or can alternatively click Select image and insert an image file containing a handwritten signature or image of choice.