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M11 -- dropping a signature into a pdf

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Re: M11 -- dropping a signature into a pdf

#11 Post by timkb4cq » Sat Jul 05, 2014 9:04 pm

Being a jpeg isn't an issue, but the mode of it may be.
Go to Image -> Mode and make sure it is set to RGB.
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Re: M11 -- dropping a signature into a pdf

#12 Post by uncle mark » Sat Jul 05, 2014 9:07 pm

BitJam wrote:
Malanrich wrote:To divert a bit from the technology involved, how is it possible that a jpeg of a signature imposed on a pdf is legally binding??
I imagine they want a fax or hardcopy sent back, not a pdf.
They're happy with anything with my signature. This is all the back and forth offer/counter going on. Price is settled but we're haggling over the nit-pic stuff that the buyer's inspector flagged. When the times come to actually close the deal we'll do it in person.
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Re: M11 -- dropping a signature into a pdf

#13 Post by uncle mark » Sat Jul 05, 2014 9:10 pm

timkb4cq wrote:Being a jpeg isn't an issue, but the mode of it may be.
Go to Image -> Mode and make sure it is set to RGB.
Bingo. It was set to Grayscale.
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Re: M11 -- dropping a signature into a pdf

#14 Post by uncle mark » Sat Jul 05, 2014 9:22 pm

Well, now I've got a huge signature signature across the entire document but am too stoopid to figure out how to place and size it.

Jeez, this is ridiculous.
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Re: M11 -- dropping a signature into a pdf

#15 Post by timkb4cq » Sat Jul 05, 2014 10:04 pm

Immediately after pasting the new layer, while it is still selected, use Layer -> Scale Layer to resize the signature.
Then from the Toolbox, select the Move Tool (second row, four way arrow icon) then drag it where you want it.
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Re: M11 -- dropping a signature into a pdf

#16 Post by uncle mark » Sat Jul 05, 2014 10:31 pm

timkb4cq wrote:Immediately after pasting the new layer, while it is still selected, use Layer -> Scale Layer to resize the signature.
Then from the Toolbox, select the Move Tool (second row, four way arrow icon) then drag it where you want it.
Thanks again. Got it done, except for saving. Can't see how to Save or Export as a PDF. Is that possible?
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Re: M11 -- dropping a signature into a pdf

#17 Post by timkb4cq » Sat Jul 05, 2014 10:46 pm

File -> Export as then in the pulldown menu at the bottom of the file chooser that comes up select Portable Document Format (*.pdf)

Or, if you don't pull down that menu but just type a filename with the extension .pdf in the box at the top, the GIMP will figure it out and export as pdf.
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Re: M11 -- dropping a signature into a pdf

#18 Post by uncle mark » Sat Jul 05, 2014 11:00 pm

File> Export does not exist.

When trying to just save with .pdf it refuses.
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Re: M11 -- dropping a signature into a pdf

#19 Post by Utopia » Sun Jul 06, 2014 2:34 am

When trying to just save with .pdf it refuses.
It's because you're using an old version of Gimp. Try doing it on MX-14 instead.
Old versions of Mepis are very stable, but they have limited capabilities.
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Re: M11 -- dropping a signature into a pdf

#20 Post by Utopia » Sun Jul 06, 2014 2:56 am

You need Gimp 2.8 to export as .pdf.
A Cairo based PDF exporter was implemented. While being somewhat simplistic the exporter saves text, embedding fonts into the final PDF file, and attempts to convert all flat filled areas to vector objects
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