In this blog, i will explain how to digitally sign your excel sheets.
by this feature, sheets get locked, and further editing is not allowed.
lets take a drive.
Open Microsoft excel 2010 and and go to the Insert tab on the ribbon control (in case you don’t know what ribbon is, ribbon is the name given to the area right below the tool bar where different icons are displayed, it would be hard to digest this if you have been working on office 2003, but believe me, you just have to explore it once, and it will be much easier to play it around).
Click on Signature Line and click Microsoft office signature line
Click OK at the following notification, the other option would take you to the microsoft digital id’s site (more on it in the next blog).
After clicking OK, following box will appear, fill in the necessary information.
Click OK, and following signature will occur. However, the process is not complete, its not digitally signed.
Now lets digitally sign it, right click on this signature
Click on Sign, following box will appear, just click on OK, we will describe the other option in one of our next blogs about signature services from office market place. It will then ask you to save the workbook.
After saving it, you need to digitally sign it, either type your name or select any image file that depicts your signature.
i am typing it in.
Click Sign, and following acknowledgement is received.
Click Okay. File is digitally signed. Now you cannot edit it. If you want to edit it, there would be a notification coming at the top Edit Anyway.
However, doing this, will loose the signature, and it needs to be signed again.