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Topaz Electronic Signature Pads and MS Word

Tuesday, August 17th, 2010

Topaz Electronic Signature Capture PadsA question I get asked frequently by customers is whether or not our Topaz electronic signature pads (found here) can be used with Microsoft Word 2007 and 2010. I also get asked if the signature is secure and legal. Here are a few answers to these questions.

First of all, Topaz signature capture pads are currently able to work with Microsoft Word versions ’95 through 2007. A plug-in for MS Word 2010 is currently being developed, but is not yet available (***UPDATE*** The plugin is now compatible with MS Word 2010). Plug-ins are included for use with Adobe Acrobat PDFs and Microsoft Excel as well.

The Topaz Word Plug-in ships with our Topaz signature pad. This includes the SigLite and SignatureGem electronic signature pads. Once installed, the plugin allows you to add signature fields to a world document. Once a document has been created, signatures can then be inserted by use of the signature capture pad device.

These signatures are legally binding and secure. If a word document is “re-saved” after the signature is applied, the signature will be erased. Many other safety precautions have been put in place to guarantee the safety and security of signatures.

The suite of tools included with the Topaz Word Plug-In is extremely easy to use and open the door for a variety of applications, custom forms and more.

For more information on Topaz signature pads and use with Microsoft Word, please contact one of our digital signature capture specialists at 1-800-658-8788. You can find our entire selection of Topaz electronic signature pads here.

Benefits of Electronic Signatures and Topaz Electronic Signature Pads

Monday, August 16th, 2010

Topaz Electronic Signature Capture PadsSignature capture pads from Topaz are hot. This is due in part to the digital environment that we all work with and the fact that digital signatures are quickly becoming the norm. So why should you consider using a signature capture pad? Are these signatures legally binding? These and other questions will be answered in this signature capture pad guide. You can find our entire selection of Topaz electronic signature pads here.

Legally-binding eSignatures?

  • Complying with national and global electronic signature regulations involves more than just binding a signature to a document. A signature must also be capable of review and authentication to prove that the signer did indeed agree to abide by the enclosed terms of an agreement. With handwritten signatures, this is accomplished through close forensic examination by expert handwriting analysts. However, most electronic signature systems offer a fax- or photo-quality signature record with no data about the signature’s biometric characteristics, or claim to capture biometric data but lack the means to authenticate it.

Why is authentication necessary?

  • Any commercial transaction is only valid if it can be upheld in a court of law, should a dispute arise. If a forensic expert cannot attribute the signature on a given document to a specific person or entity, the contract will be unenforceable.  This is no different in the electronic world, which is why the patented Topaz eSignature system captures pen events to create an original electronic signature. When used with Topaz’s patented SigAnalyze™ software tools and training, forensic experts can examine the eSignature’s biometric characteristics and render conclusive opinions about signature authenticity.

Topaz Digital Capture Pen TabletsHow does SigAnalyze work?

  • SigAnalyze is a patented signature software tool that allows forensic examiners to analyze electronic signatures side-by-side using the same techniques they would employ in examining paper-based signatures. In addition to supplying a signature’s appearance, SigAnalyze displays objective information about the speed, timing, and order of each individual stroke and point. By comparing these and other forensic signature parameters to a person’s signature samples on a point-by-point and overall basis, it can be determined whether or not a given electronic signature record is authentic or a forgery.

Secure eDocuments

  • Topaz Gem®-series and SigLite® electronic signature pads provide high-quality signature capture capability for a multitude of applications and operating environments. Topaz eSign pads and software keep signatures secure through dedicated, versatile interface and patented signature techniques which ensure integrity.

Topaz Digital Signature Capture PadsBundled Software Tools

  • A license to use Topaz’s powerful eSignature software tools, applications, and plug-ins is included with the purchase of a tablet at no additional charge, making Topaz a great eSignature value. Instead of needing to buy separate development tools, third party application plug-ins, and verification utilities, Topaz provides all the software tools and updates you’ll ever need at no charge.

Forensic Authentication

  • Topaz offers the first forensically authenticating electronic signature system by virtue of the .SIG proprietary data format and SigAnalyze software, giving customers the peace of mind that comes from knowing their eTransactions are enforceable in a court of law.

Do you still have questions about Topaz electronic signature capture pads? Feel free to contact one of our experts by calling 1-800-658-8788 or post your question as a comment.

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