How to insert a handwritten signature to a PDF document on Linux? I found no good info by duckducking it.
1. How to create signature, as a png with transparent background?
2. How to easily insert a signature png into a pdf?
Here's one possible method [have not tried this].
@maltimore you could scan or photograph your signature and select just the signature. GIMP can read and write PDF.
lol the comments are gold, especially yours:
"this echoes much of the process i've cycled through the last half dozen times. it's always like "there has got to be a simple workflow for this, right?" and the answer is just: nope."
@maltimore what i will do the next time i have to deal with this is load the pdf on my remarkable tablet, sign it, and export it back to my linux desktop.
so the best solution i possess for making a picture of some lines on a nominally open document format is not only closed source software, but a ridiculously expensive piece of niche hardware.
i remain fairly pissed off about all of this when i think about it.
funny enough I have an even more expensive E-Reader (flex, I know), the Onyx Boox Plus or something. Maybe I'll use that as well then!
@brennen worked like a charm. In fact, any other solution besides printing wouldn't have worked, because I needed to fill in several forms, and okular only recognized some of them.
@mike i'm perpetually just running whatever's in debian stable, so it's probably behind the times, but i haven't had much luck with libreoffice draw rendering pdfs correctly / not mangling them on export.
it's, like, _almost_ there, but i just tried it again to check and the result isn't something i could send back to an employer or file my taxes with or what-have-you.
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