oh my two year old requests. I really love all of them.
Chris forwarded me to the product manager responsible for Office Connector and we shared some ideas.
My first idea was using the watermarking feature to add some signature-like watermark to the document. I actually made a couple of successful tests and in theory the whole concept would work. But watermarks are no real digital signatures and I was not very happy with the draft as it only allowed static signatures.
Aras was very interesting in the topic of providing "real" digital signatures for Innovator documents. But this one is not an easy topic and my last feedback was, that changes to the Innovator core are required (which basically means they will need some time).
The corresponding request is IR-063503 ( OC: Ability to add digital signature to documents) when you want to ask for the current status. The ticket is two years old, but it was updated very often (last time this August!). So there definitely seem to be some kind of progress. But I am not sure if digital signing is on the mid-term roadmap.
I want to encourage you (and of course all other Aras customers that have a subscription) to participate in Aras´ current survey that can be seen in the subscriber portal!
Just login to the subscriber portal, somewhere in the announcements you can see this one:
Tell Aras that you love digital signing and that this would be a killer feature for PDFs, not matter if their come from Office or TechDocs. If you need more ideas for the rest of the survey -> tell them also that we need much more SPEEEED for their inbuilt PDF viewer. And that the watermark feature has a lot of potential that is currently not used.
If you are busy and don´t have the time to write too much text. Just write everywhere that you pretty much support all ideas that were submitted by this user called "Angela".