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ACI Signature Input

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SammySammerson

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I am trying to figure out a way around paying ACI for the addition of a signature to my reports... Isn't there a way to scan and import my own ID???

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OSU Beavers

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ACI requiring you to send them a signature is a security feature. They scan it, destroy the original and send you the only digital copy along with your password (which you can change).

Now if you had software from the Ice Cream company, anyone could scan your signature or a forgery and crank out reports using your name. Just pay the $75 and be done with it.
 

Joyce Potts

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:clapping: You can't be serious.

A security feature? :rof:
 

Joyce Potts

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Yes, Beaver. I know. Rich Heyn and I have been through it too. Link it to the guy who started this thread.
 

Lee in L.A.

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I've had my same ACI sig file for 9 - 10 years now.
Still works. Cough up the dough. :shrug:
 

Couch Potato

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You can apply your signature using Acrobat, or any number of other programs that edit PDF files. Some of the methods are cheaper than an ACI signature, and some are more expensive, but all are more flexible in their use. I highly recommend spending the money for a digital ID that validates your work. It is far more secure than anything offered by any forms vendor.

If your issue is just with the cost, get over it and spend the money. Do be sure the file is sent only to you, and not your supervisor. Never share your password with anyone. Change your password before you sign your first report, or load your signature on a machine you do not own.
 
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Couch Potato

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Be fair Pam. It is as secure as the signature in any other forms package. :icon_rolleyes:
 

Allen Bailey

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Be fair Pam. It is as secure as the signature in any other forms package. :icon_rolleyes:

I agree, besides I was under the impression that this particular sub-Forum was for actual users of ACI.
 
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