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    Question about electronic signature / initial

    Asked by irun4lifeadmin on June 06, 2017 at 09:32 AM

    In the past (when I was with a different organization) my forms had to be signed with a finger - the new one that I created seems to just have a space for the client to type their name. Is that because it is being done on a PC? If a client is completing the form on a mobile device will they need to sign with their finger instead? I am asking for both the initial and signature line on the form that I posted below 

    My form also has a space for someone from my organization to sign - can you tell me the best way to go about this? Should I simply fill my name in before sending it or do you feel that is not necessary? 


    Thank You! 


    Dawn Olsen 


    Adminstrative Assistant 




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    JotForm Support

    Answered by liyam on June 06, 2017 at 10:29 AM

    Hello Dawn,

    Thank you for your inquiry. We happened to have just the right solution to your concern.

    Aside from fields that are commonly available on online forms, we have the e-signature and smooth signature widgets available which you can use to make users do an actual signature on your online form.

    Check out this blog article when we first released this widget: https://www.jotform.com/blog/70-Announcing-E-Signatures-for-Forms

    Please check this guide also on how to insert this widget on to your form: https://www.jotform.com/help/433-How-to-Add-an-E-Signature-to-Your-Form

    If you have questions or if you need assistance, please let us know.