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Fill in forms electronically

By d_tech ·
Can someone suggest best solution for small to mid sized company who uses a lot of paper documents and wants to be able to fill out and sign digitally. Small budget implied.

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by bishopca In reply to Fill in forms electronica ...

Low budget - I can understand.

How about a 2 tier system. First tier: Create form templates in Word. (A new document is created each time the template is double clicked) Submit the finished forms by email. (Email requires login & password and shows "from" so you know for a fact who you got the form from.)

Second Tier: Administrators who send out internal memos could insert a scanned graphic of their signature onto the memo and protect the document for forms (using a password to make signature copying more difficult).

I admit it is not the most elegant way to do this - but it works and is low budget (if you already have Word and email)

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by dryflies In reply to Fill in forms electronica ...

find an old computer somewhere and install fedora linux on it. install openssl for creating digital certificates. check page 34 of the Linux journal may 2005 for instructions on creating a CA (certificate authority) issue the private keys to each individual needing to sign documents and post all of the public keys to your network (making them visible to the appropriate scope of course) the CA computer itself should not be connected to the network! use a CDR or memory key to transfer the keys appropriately. I am assuming you use M$ Office, learn about using digital signatures in office byt opening word, going to the help dialog and entering "how can I digitally sign a document?" into the answer wizard question box. read up. once you have mastered using digital signatures, take all of your paper forms and change the to MS word forms that can be digitally signed. lots of work, but low budget. you can also use adobe acrobat and sign forms created with acrobat. but that is slightly different.

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