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Creating a PDF file that can be signed using jquery plugin (mouse plugin to sign w/ mouse)

Jquery has a plugin to sign an area with ones mouse ...would it be possible to place this plugin so it overlays a pdf documeny at a specific spot?

Or do I have to turn the PDF into an image first and use like an imagemap ....
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leakim971PluritechnicianCommented:
...or send the area to the server and build with PHP a new PDF to sign and redirect the user to the new PDF signed ?
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MarkProgrammerAuthor Commented:
Yeah, I'm basically looking for the easiest way todo this
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MarkProgrammerAuthor Commented:
Without any java plugins
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MarkProgrammerAuthor Commented:
These all seem to either require a download or adding a fixed signature to one or more PDF files...

What I am looking to do is have my clients presented a pdf file in their web browser which they can sign using their mouse.. then when they submit it I receive a document (pdf, image, whatever) with their signature...

I know if I turned the PDF into an html document and used the jquery mouse signature plugin I can do this but I was wobdering if it was possible todo without doing any converting first to the pdf (e.x. pdf to html form fields, etc)
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leakim971PluritechnicianCommented:
The answer is no because JavaScript don't play with PDF content. The best you can do is to give your user illusion to do it. Only server side with appropriate library can play with PDF content or a signed Applet
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gr8gonzoConsultantCommented:
1. Legal requirements for digital signature is a little less precise than a written signature. A digital signature can be as simple as someone checking a box next to an "I accept" paragraph, or a text box where they write in their name.

2. A mouse-driven signature may have MORE problems with it, because it won't look anything like their real signature 9 times out of 10, so there's no benefit to having them try to draw it.

3. You can generate use TCPDF to write the person's name into the correct spot on the PDF.
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Ray PaseurCommented:
I would recommend something like this:

"By typing your name here, you agree to be bound by the terms of this contract."
<input name="signature" autocomplete="off" />

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But that said, please post a link to the jQuery plug-in and I'll see if I can make it do anything interesting for you.
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