For many years computer
users have had two choices when it comes to signing a document.
Either find a pen and do it the old fashioned way or use a
scanned image of your signature. Formula Solutions can now
offer a third option, which is to have your signature, produced
as a TrueType font.
There are many problems
associated with the original two methods. Signing by hand may
be the only genuine option, but can be impractical for very
large mailshots and in certain cases impossible when for instance
an electronic document is faxed. The method of scanning a signature
and using a graphic causes large bitmaps to be added to documents,
which significantly increases file sizes. In addition the quality
is often poor and produces a signature that is far from ideal.
By having your signature
produced as a TrueType font you will be able to easily select
your signature from your applications font list and then simply
type the characters associated with your signature. You will
be able to utilise your signature font in your favourite applications
whenever and wherever you want your signature to appear.
The advantages of
using TrueType Signatures
Ease of use
Your signature will be produced as a TrueType font and
from that time onwards, it is used in exactly the same way
as a standard typeface. It is installed as a TrueType font
and is then accessible to all applications that use TrueType
fonts via the Font menu.
select your signature from the font list and type the character
or characters associated with your signature. We
can even put derivatives of your signature in the same font,
for instance, typing a could select your full signature
and typing 'b' could select an abbreviated version or just
your first name. The signature will be displayed on screen
can change the size to suit your requirement.
here for a more detailed look at the usage of a TrueType
Smaller document sizes
Adding a TrueType signature to your document will increase
the file size by just a small number of bytes. Compare this with
the addition of a bitmap image that can easily increase the file
size by many thousands of bytes and often in excess of 100KB.
here for a more detailed look at file size comparisons.
TrueType fonts are not bitmap images, they are actually
drawn from a mathematically calculated outline which can be scaled
to any size with no loss of quality. Therefore your signature
can be scaled to any size supported by your application and will
produce the highest quality image on your selected output device.
here for a more detailed look at the technology of TrueType
As using TrueType signatures generate smaller document
sizes, files will obviously load and save quicker. Additionally
as TrueType fonts are handled more efficiently by the operating
system your documents will also display and print much faster.
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The cost of having
your signature produced as a TrueType font is just £55 plus
shipping plus VAT. If you have several signatures produced
within your organisation at the same time, then the cost could
be even less. Please contact the sales
team for further details.
In the meantime, if
you would like to try out the technology, simply visit
the download area to obtain a copy of our free demo TrueType
We have compiled a
list of the most frequently asked questions regarding
our TrueType solutions. If, however, you have any additional
questions, please contact the sales team for