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Create a signature line on a specific location in both MS Word and Excel document

Hi Aspose Support,

We are facing an issue to create a signature line on a specific location (X,Y coordinates, page#/sheet etc. provided) in MS Word and Excel document using Aspose Word and Cell libraries.

According to the support team this feature is not currently supported in both libraries. Can you please log it into your to do list?

Best Regards,

Hi Wahaj,

New feature requests to support this feature in Aspose.Cells and Aspose.Words have been logged into our issue tracking system as CELLSNET-43259 and WORDSNET-11208 respectively. We will keep you updated on these issues in this thread.

Best Regards,


Thanks for your using Aspose.Cells.

Please download and try the latest fix: Aspose.Cells for .NET v8.3.1.3. We have added Picture.SignatureLine property for your needs.

Please see the following code:


Workbook workbook = new Workbook(@“C:\book1.xlsx”);

Console. WriteLine(workbook.Worksheets[0].Pictures[0].SignatureLine.Signer);

workbook.Worksheets[0].Pictures[1].SignatureLine.Signer = “bbbbb”;

int index = workbook.Worksheets[0].Pictures.Add(0, 0, Constants.sourcePath + “a.emf”);

Picture pic = workbook.Worksheets[0].Pictures[index];

SignatureLine s = new SignatureLine();

s.Signer = “Simon”;

s.Title = “MMMMM”;

s.Email = “Simon.Zhao@aspose.com”;

pic.SignatureLine = s;


The issues you have found earlier (filed as CELLSNET-43259) have been fixed in this update.

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Hi Aspose support,

The reported issue is fixed in Aspose Cell library only. Although we reported it for both MS Word and MS Excel document i.e. for both Aspose Word and Aspose Cell library.

Can you prioritize this fix also for Aspose Word? This is showstopper issue for us. Please share the deadline also for the deliverable.


Hi Wahaj,

Your comments and an ETA request has been forwarded to our development team. We will update you as soon as we get the ETA from development team.

Best Regards,


Please note that we are getting some pressure from our senior management to get an update on when this issue can be fixed. We appreciate that you guys are addressing the issues in the upcoming months but we need to have a rough understanding on when these can be release e.g. 1st or 2nd Quarter 2015 etc. This way we can schedule corresponding work item at our end as well. Without knowing the information from your side it will be difficult for us to judge when can these features be available in our products.

Note that we are paid customer of Aspose with active support so expecting a much better response than getting the message that this is being fixed in future.


Hi Wahaj,

This issue has been postponed because of some other important and more demanded features. ETA request has been forwarded to our development team. We will update you as soon as our development team share the ETA.

Sorry for the inconvenience.

Best Regards,

Hi Ijaz,

Its quite long, there is no update on this. Would you please tell us when this be fixed?

Best Regards,

Hi Wahaj,

The issue has been postponed for a later release and unfortunately no ETA or release date is available for this issue as it has low priority and one feature request. We are sorry for the inconvenience.

Best Regards,

The issues you have found earlier (filed as WORDSNET-11208) have been fixed in this .NET update and this Java update.

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1) It is to update you that we have now added following new methods to DocumentBuilder class:

  • public Shape InsertSignatureLine(SignatureLineOptions signatureLineOptions);
  • public Shape InsertSignatureLine(SignatureLineOptions signatureLineOptions, RelativeHorizontalPosition horzPos,
    double left, RelativeVerticalPosition vertPos, double top, WrapType wrapType);

Here is a simple usage example:

Document doc = new Document();
DocumentBuilder builder = new DocumentBuilder(doc);
SignatureLineOptions options = new SignatureLineOptions();
options.Signer = “John Doe”;
options.SignerTitle = “Manager”;
options.ShowDate = false;

2) We have also added SignatureLine property to Shape class. Here is how you can use it:

Document doc = new Document(@“C:\MyDir\Document1.docx”);
Shape shape = (Shape)doc.GetChild(NodeType.Shape, 0, true);
SignatureLine signatureLine = shape.SignatureLine;
signatureLine.Signer = “John Doe2”;
signatureLine.SignerTitle = “Manager2”;
signatureLine.ShowDate = true;

Note! Now it is not possible to sign a signature line by digital signature in Aspose.Words.

Best regards,