[texhax] tip: digital signature

Ron RJF Fehd ron.fehd.macro.maven at gmail.com
Mon Jul 11 23:01:51 CEST 2016

While filling out a pdf for my user group's permission to publish
I noticed that the digital signature consists of name and date-time stamp.

A few weeks ago I filled out an on-line data-collection form
and was asked to use a trick to sign 'electronically':

"Put a forward slash before and after your name."

This is accepted and recommended practice in the
U.S. Patent and Trademark Office.


See my previous tip for a time-stamp with time-am-pm.

%%  name: \texmf-local\tex\latex\local\digital-signature.sty
%% description: write signature=#1 enclosed in forward slashes
%%              with date-time stamp
%%     purpose: standardize signature and date-time stamp
%% usage:
%\DigitalSignature{John Doe}
%%To sign your name electronically,
%%enter a " / " at the start and the end of your name.
%%Example: /John Doe/
%\ProvidesPackage{digital-signature}[2016-07-11 v0 (R.J. Fehd)]
\settowidth{\DateLength}      {\footnotesize\today}%

Ron Fehd   Atlanta GA
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