3 Replies Latest reply on Jul 2, 2010 10:01 AM by fitch

    Using a Signature Pad

    Pickmedc

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      Using a Signature Pad

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      How do you capture an image directly into filemaker from a signature pad?

        • 1. Re: Using a Signature Pad
          andruziwa

          the only way I have found to do this so far is to use the multitouch mousepad on a mac laptop.  you can purchase "autograph" from tenone, install it on the laptop ($8 i think), and then bring up a signature dialog that can be pasted directly into a container field.  you have to play around with the settings in autograph, select jpg not png.

           

          i researched alot for Macs and until Autograph came out, I couldn't find any companies selling signature capture devices for mac.

           

          now with iPhone, you can also sign from your iPhone directly into a document on your mac but it doesn't allow you to sign directly into a container field yet.  not sure if that will happen any time soon.

           

          there might be ways to do it on a PC but i'm not familiar with them.

           

          Andru Ziwasimon MD

          • 2. Re: Using a Signature Pad
            fitch

            I've worked with the eSign plugin from Productive Computing but their site seems to be broken at the moment.

            http://www.productivecomputing.com/plugins/esign-signature-capture-id-61/

             

            It's Windows-only and supports specific hardware. It was fairly easy to implement.

            • 3. Re: Using a Signature Pad
              fitch

              Update: the site is working now.