How do I add an Electronic Signature to my Printed Logbook?
Published 07 May 2017 09:28 PM (Article ID: 209)
I'm willing to bet you don't enjoy signing your name 300 times in your printed logbook. We've had some fairly large turn-key print jobs in the past and signing each and every logbook page can be less than joyous to say the least. Did you know Logbook Pro has a feature where you can supply an image of your signature and it will use it in the signature block? Yes! It's covered in the documentation, click here to read about it,
but here are the simple steps:
  1. You can either scan your handwritten signature or create a signature using your favorite graphics program. Experiment with either, as you can see my attempt above to write NC Software isn't the prettiest.
  2. Your image shouldn't be overly large, Logbook Pro will scale it to fit but if the resolution is way high, i.e. the file size is very large, the report could fail to generate and throw an Error 5000. I suggest an image size of 800x400 pixels for starters
  3. Crop the image so there is minimal white space around your signature itself. You don't want a 8.5 x 11 sized piece of paper with your signature in the middle of it. The image needs to be nothing more than your signature.
  4. The most important part is the name of your signature image. It must match the name of your data file which is the file ending in .LBK. If you're using Logbook Pro 1.11.0, the latest version as of this writing, the path to your data file is in the top/title bar of the application. You can also click Help...About Logbook Pro and the path to your data file is in the bottom portion of the About dialog. It may read: C:\Users\<your username>\Documents\My Logbook Pro Files\v1\MyLogbook.lbk. Take note of "MyLogbook.lbk" and the part you want is "MyLogbook".
  5. Save your signature file as "MyLogbook" to a jpeg format, so you end up with MyLogbook.jpg where of course "MyLogbook" is the name of YOUR data file.
  6. Copy your signature image into the same exact folder where your data file, the file ending in .LBK resides. So you'll have both MyLogbook.lbk and MyLogbook.jpg in the same folder
  7. Run your report and your signature should now appear in the signature block. 
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