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- How can I create or sign a document with a Virginia Tech User Certificate eToken in Windows XP?
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To create or digitally sign a document in XP, complete the following steps.
- For these instructions, you will need Adobe Acrobat Professional 8 or later to create the document, and the signer will need Adobe Reader 8 or 9.0.
- Adobe Reader 9.1 and later versions do not work with Virginia Tech’s eTokens.
- For more information on obtaining and using VT digital certificates, see the Virginia Tech Personal Digital Certificates(http://www.pki.vt.edu/pdc/) Web page.
- To create a form to be digitally signed in XP:
- Create or obtain the form you want to have digitally signed.
- If it is not already, convert the form to PDF format.
- Start Adobe Acrobat Professional.
- From the File drop-down list, select Open.
- Select the PDF file.
- From the Forms drop-down list, select Add or Edit Form Fields.
- When prompted to allow Acrobat to detect form fields, click the Yes button.
- When prompted, save the form.
- From the Add New Field drop-down list, select Digital Signature.
- Click to place the digital signature field on the page where you want the digital signature to appear.
- Resize the field box and rename the Signature 1 label, if appropriate.
- When finished editing the form, choose Close Form Editing. The fields you added should be highlighted.
- From the Advanced drop-down list, select Extend Features in Adobe Reader.
Note: Once you have extended features, you will not be able to edit the file.
- Click Save Now.
- Type a new name for the file.
- Send the new file to the digital signer.
- To digitally sign the document in XP:
- Start Adobe Reader.
- Insert your eToken into a USB slot on your computer.
- Click the unsigned signature field. Your digital ID should be presented.
- If no ID appears, for configuration help, see the Virginia Tech Personal Digital Certificates(http://www.pki.vt.edu/pdc/) Web page.
- If you have more than one digital ID, use the one issued by the Virginia Tech User CA.
- Click Sign.