FuseDocs can annotate documents with a signature, FuseDocs comes pre-configured with a sample signature file for each staff member who is expected to sign documents.

This document details the steps for your practice champion to manage your own signature resources.


Applies to FuseDocs App only.

FuseDocs stores all templates, partner names, manager names, artwork, etc in a shared .resource file; changes to this file will impact all FuseDocs users. 

If the wrong resource is edited/deleted and you need to recover please contact support@smarterbusinesssoftware.com.au

The most important step when applying signatures is the collection and formatting process, please follow these tips to ensure good results:

  • Use the attached signature grid template to obtain signatures, each signature should be made to fill the height of the box;

  • The document should be scanned at 600 dpi;

  • Tools such as paint.net should be used to copy each signature to its own document;

  • Ensure that each selection/copy is of the full grid square this ensures that all signatures are the same shape and size when applied;

  • The white background should be deleted (in paint.net use the magic wand tool), leaving only the signature - any white inside the signature such as O's should be selected and deleted also;

  • The sizes of the image should be around 300x200 - most importantly is that they are uniform;

  • Signatures should be exported/saved as PNG files.

  1. Save the signature files into the FuseDocs\Images folder

  2. Open FuseDocs > Select the "Champion Tools" toolbar > Select Edit Resources

  3. Locate the resource "fd_partners" or "fd_managers" depending on which resource you are editing (for this example we will be editing the partners)
    • Please note there are two actions/icons for this resource:
      • A red cross to delete the resource
      • A book that will open the resource editor

  4. Select the editor icon

  5. Locate the partner whose signature will be updated

  6. Select the "Update/Clear" button next to their name

  7. Locate the signature file

  8. Select Open to save this file into the FuseDocs Resource
    • To confirm the signature has been applied press the open button next to the relevant staff member

  9. Repeat the process for any other signatures to be updated

  10. When finished, press Done in the bottom right corner

  11. The resource/s you edited will be highlighted green to indicate which have changed

  12. Press Save; you will be prompted again to make this change

  13. Close the resources tab and any open compilations
  14. Run a compilation and confirm the new signature is been applied.