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Signature status icon is not coming in signature field

May 14, 2009 10:36 PM



When I open signed PDF file in Adobe Reader 9.0, It's not showing signature status icon(Green tick,Cross,or Question mark) in the signature field.

It shows the status in signature pane only.


Is there any way to show the signature status icon on  Adobe Reader 9.0.


Thanks and Regards,


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    May 15, 2009 3:16 AM   in reply to Priyanka16

    That is correct.  Acrobat/Reader 9 have moved the status icon from the field to the status pane (and the message bar) due to security concerns related to "status forging".   There is no way to change this.

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    May 15, 2009 4:52 AM   in reply to Priyanka16



    The registry key

    HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Adobe\Adobe Acrobat\9.0\Security\cDigSig\bSigAPStatusIconDisable should be set to 0 for bringing the icon back.


    I also faced a situation where this key was accidentally set to 1 and all the signature icons were disabled.




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    May 18, 2009 2:31 AM   in reply to Priyanka16

    The key is meant for only Acrobat Professional or Standard and not for Reader.


    For Reader, maybe you can try a Repair of Adobe Reader. If this doesn't work, then, try to Un-install and install the same.

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