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    Is it possible to do E-Sig or form entries that appear as cursive font on downloaded forms?

    Asked by Glover George  on February 19, 2014 at 10:30 PM


    We are currently evaluating your service as a method to accept online applications for a DMV form provided by the State of Mississippi.  The State has requested that if we do online applications for a special license plate (non-profit animal shelter), that the resulting document appear the same as the provided PDF but with forms filled in and the authenticating signature represented in cursive fonts.  We have set up a form with ou guys that seems to follow all of the State's requirements, but one of our developers chose to use a "use the mouse / draw the signature" type input element for the signature.  We have the traditional "check here to assert your intent to sign this document via electronic signature", but the State gov't wants it in italic font.

    My questions is:

    Is it possible to mark a field so that it will appear in a cursive font on the end document (pdf) downloadable from your site?


    Dr. G.

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    Answered by EltonCris on February 20, 2014 at 12:43 AM

    Hi Dr. G,

    Please correct me I've misunderstood your question. Am I right that you want a certain field to have a cursive font when you download the PDF submission? Are you specifically referring to the 'smooth signature' field label? Signature is outputed as image so it is not possible to edit that. Unfortunately, we also do not have tools for customizing PDF but I'm not quite sure if CSS Injection would help. Perhaps if you could give us example or clarify about what you exactly wanted to achieved, maybe we can find a feasible solution.

    We'll await your reply.


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    Answered by EltonCris on February 20, 2014 at 12:56 AM

    Can you check if this is the idea? Type on the signature field.


    This is only on the form level. Once the signature text is submitted to the server, the font style will not be carried over. Which also means, it will be displayed on downloaded PDF with default font.

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    Answered by Glover George  on February 20, 2014 at 09:40 AM
    That's exactly what would work, but only if it were on the final PDF.
    I'll keep looking.