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How to Incorporate Digital Signature ActiveX Control to Browser Forms

Most companies enjoy the freedom associated with digital signatures because they can allow customers and employees to sign legally-binding documents online and in many other ways. However, the problem associated with browser-enabled forms is that you have to be able to have digital signature control, and it can be a little more confusing with the ActiveX plug-in.

At Comodo, we believe that signature control systems should allow companies to create documents that can be signed in many ways, including:

  • Browser forms
  • Microsoft Word documents
  • PDF
  • PowerPoint presentations
  • Excel spreadsheets
  • Many others

The problem with browser forms is that there are many browsers out there, and your document has to have the ability to be signed in any of them, which is also part of digital signature control. Internet Explorer could be a little tricky because it’s version of the add-on is ActiveX, so you’ll need digital signature ActiveX control options to ensure that the forms are legal and binding.

How It Works

Before adding digital signatures to forms, you need a digital certificate, which is like a secret code given to you. Only you have that particular code, meaning that the signature can be authenticated. This is part of digital signature control.

In Internet Explorer, you’ll have to install two different add-ons (or plug-ins), which are ActiveX controls required to allow you to add a signature.

When you open the document and add the information required, you will be expected to install the add-ons first. You can follow the directions in the dialog box to get through this step. Once you’re ready to sign, you’ll click on the signing section, but remember to sign each section of the form, if there are multiple sections. To learn more about digital signature control, contact us today.