Learn how to get started with a digital signature in PowerPoint 2013.
Product/Version: Microsoft PowerPoint 2013
OS: Microsoft Windows 7 and higher
A digital signature or ID is more commonly known as a digital certificate. Digital IDs help validate your identity, and they can be used to sign important documents including PowerPoint presentations. Digital certificates are typically issued by a Certificate Authority (CA), which is a trusted third-party entity that issues these certificates for use by other parties. You can purchase a digital certificate from many commercial third-party certificate authorities or obtain a free digital certificate. There are many institutions, governments, and corporations that can also issue their own digital certificates.
As far as PowerPoint is concerned, a digital certificate is necessary for a digital signature because it provides the key that can be associated with a digital signature. Digital certificates make it possible for digital signatures to be used as a way to authenticate digital information. In subsequent tutorials of this series, we will explore how you can acquire a digital certificate or create your own digital signature. In this tutorial we will show you how to add a digital signature in PowerPoint 2013:
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