This week I watched a webinar by SharePoint MVP Laura Rogers on approval processes in SharePoint. One of her demonstrations showed how digital signatures could be used in Word documents as part of the approval process.
Out-of-the-box, a digital signature
let’s the user type in their name on the signature line, and as Laura explained, gives an “old-school” approval feel to your document that some users may like.
As a tablet PC evangelist, my first thought was “this would be even more kool if they signed the doc with a tablet PC!” As you may know, Office is natively able to work with digital ink, and for tablet users, you’ll see Office products display an Ink-related “Pens” ribbon whenever the opportunity arises.