Draw To Sign provides a fast plug and play electronic signature solution for requirements where customer’s signature system is already inbuilt with Mouse Sign signature fields rather than the usual signature boxes provided by signature pad vendors like Topaz Systems, StepOver etc.
What is Mouse Sign signature?
Mouse Sign signature refers to a signature application where the signer uses the movement of the mouse to draw onto a signature canvas. The signature canvas can record the entire drawing in electronic ink which will depict the handwritten signature. It is often deployed with the need for a left mouse click to start signing and subsequently releasing the left mouse click to end it or temporarily pausing the signing.
Mouse Sign signature can be built in both web and normal applications. An example of a web based signature field can be located here.
Issues Facing Mouse Sign signature
Often signer are unable to sign naturally in Mouse Sign signature using a mouse movement. Most of the time, the signature does not realistically look like their day to day signatures. This will definitely lower the authenticity of the signature thus affecting the overall legal binding effectiveness of the document.
How to Use
You would need to install the drivers of the signature pad first in the computer. Make sure the signature pad works well with the desktop computer before running the software.
Currently, Draw To Sign supports Topaz and StepOver. Please visit their website for basic hardware installation.
Draw to Sign is a single running windows exe program. It will minimally run in windows with dot net 4.5. It has option to start together when windows starts.
When activated, it will appear as an icon in the system tray. The configuration can be performed solely with the icon. Make sure the icon is running when signing is performed. After clicking the icon in the system try, the menu will appear as below:
A license key need to entered before using the software. If you are evaluating the software, please send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org for a 30 days evaluation license key. If you have purchased the software, please obtain the license key from the tax invoice or from sales support.
After you have the license key, please click License and enter the license key in the dialog box below:
Click Ok and you will see your license updated when you click License again.
You would need to configure the Settings before using the program. Click Settings and the dialog box below will appear.
Signature Pad Settings
This setting is to clear the electronic ink in the signature pad after the pad is idle for the stipulated seconds.
You can set the program too automatically when the windows starts.
This setting is to automatically detect the supported signature pad hardware. If unchecked, the program look for a ini file residing in the program.
Signature Field Selection
You have to select which method to detect the signature field. There are 2 methods available now: 1. Static Area 2. Active Window
This is usually applicable for signature field that always appear at the same location on the desktop screen. Any pen input in the signature pad would translate into mouse strokes in the static area. After selecting the static area radio button, click OK and click the system tray icon again. Once the menu appear, click Set Signature area as below:
An overlay will appear. You can click your mouse and drag to a rectangle in red. Once the rectangle is formed, the coordinates message box is prompted. If you wish to select again, please click cancel. Else you can click ok to finish setting the signature area.
Draw to Sign will detect the immediate foreground window. 100% refers to the foreground window full dimension. You can scale it down to fit near the signature area. This method of detection is dynamic and will always work within the area of the foreground window. Similar to Static Area, after selecting the Active Window radio button, click OK and click the system tray icon again. Once the menu appear, click Set Signature area.
An overlay will appear. The blue box will indicate the signature area. You can click the numeric up down to enlarge or reduce the box to suit the signature field in the window. Once done, click the Exit button
Using Draw To Sign
Start to Use
After completion of one time settings as described in Chapter 2, launch Draw To Sign in the system tray. Then start your application. Once pen is down, Draw To Sign will interact with the mouse and perform signing.
Once you start signing on the signature pad, you will notice the corresponding translated movement on the mouse on the screen. If the mouse is left-clicked over the area of the signature canvas, electronic ink signature will appear.
- Web HTML5 Signature Canvas
- Adobe Draw Signature
- Draw signature online
- Many other PDF application that supports draw signature
Compatible Signature Pads Models
Topaz Signature Pad Models
SigLite 1×5 HID-USB (T-S460-HSB-R)
SigLite LCD 1×5 HID-USB (T-L460-HSB-R)
SigLite LCD 1×5 Backlit HID-USB (T-LBK460-HSB-R)
SigGem 1×5 HID-USB (T-S261-HSB-R)
SigGem LCD 1×5 HID-USB (T-L462-HSB-R)
SigGem LCD 1×5 HID-USB (T-LBK462-HSB-R)
StepOver Signature Pad Models
Natura Sign Pad Classic
Natura Sign Pad Mobile
Does it work with non LCD pad?
Yes it does. However the LCD timeout settings will be ignored.
Why does the signature does not fill the whole size of the preselected rectangle on the screen?
This is because the rectangle has to match with the size of the active sensor area on the signature pad. It will be matched and will appear smaller to accommodate the signature.
How about other signature pad models not in the list of compatible signature pads?
Please send us an email on this and we will consider integration with the new pads.