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  • Why did you remove Fill & Sign?

    FoxitPDF Editor updated this morning and now Fill & Sign is gone. I use this daily to place an image of my signature on PDFs. I don't want to use Foxit eSign.
    Please stop removing features and screwing up your users workflows. I have tried to customize the ribbon, look under All Commands, and Fill & Sign is not there for me to add back.

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    I found a semi-workaround. You have to add "Signature List" to the ribbon. However, it used to show both my signature and initials that I uploaded separately. Now it only shows one at a time. To chose the one you want, you have to Manage Signatures, then set to default the one you want. Want the other signature? You have to go back to Manage Signatures. This update is a mess.

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    • #3
      asdnou4
      Junior Member
      asdnou4 ,We have integrated Foxit eSign into Foxit PDF Editor since V11.2. So when you click on "Protect">"Foxit eSign" , it will direct you to use Foxit eSign by default. To Switch to ink sign (Formerly known as Foxit Fill&Sign), please click on "Switch to Ink Sign" button after you have entered into the Foxit eSign tab.
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      If you don't want to use Foxit eSign feature recently and just needs the "Fill&Sign" feature for adding image-based signature in PDF file,you may also choose to disable the Foxit eSign service by going to "File"tab>"Preferences">"PDF Sign",please check the option "Disable Foxit eSign service",click on"OK" to save the setting.
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      Any further questions or concerns,please contact us again at any time.
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      Lisa_lee
      Super Moderator
      Last edited by Lisa_lee; 11-20-2021, 01:18 PM.

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      • #4
        Originally posted by asdnou4 View Post
        I found a semi-workaround. You have to add "Signature List" to the ribbon. However, it used to show both my signature and initials that I uploaded separately. Now it only shows one at a time. To chose the one you want, you have to Manage Signatures, then set to default the one you want. Want the other signature? You have to go back to Manage Signatures. This update is a mess.
        asdnou4
        Junior Member
        asdnou4 ,We apologize for the inconvenience brought to you by the new designed Foxit ink sign feature(formerly known as Fill&Sign) in V11.2.I have submitted your feedback to our product management team for their perusal with report ID#PHANTOM-16420,hope they will design a more convenient Foxit ink sign working mechanism in future versions.

        Any further questions or concerns,please contact us again at any time.

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        • #5
          This is really disappointing, one would have hoped Foxit would have learned from the Formatting Tab debacle earlier this year.

          We understand the need to add features & functionality to the product, but doing so at the expense of breaking long-standing existing workflows is making customers unhappy.

          Corporate customers need a way to disable this during installation, or at worst via the registry. Ideally this should be included in the release notes. We're not going around to all of our users individually ticking a box in settings to make this go away.

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          • #6
            EddieC
            Junior Member
            EddieC

            Thank you for your feedback. I have forwarded your suggestion to our PM team, they will consider it in future version, for the release notes, may I suggest you refer to Version History to get it?
            https://www.foxit.com/pdf-editor/version-history.html

            Thanks again for choosing Foxit as your pdf solution.

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            • #7
              Originally posted by EddieC View Post
              This is really disappointing, one would have hoped Foxit would have learned from the Formatting Tab debacle earlier this year.

              We understand the need to add features & functionality to the product, but doing so at the expense of breaking long-standing existing workflows is making customers unhappy.

              Corporate customers need a way to disable this during installation, or at worst via the registry. Ideally this should be included in the release notes. We're not going around to all of our users individually ticking a box in settings to make this go away.
              same here, we need this functionality back the way it was in 11.1 - i have users requesting i remove the upgrade

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              • #8
                Jame_s
                Junior Member
                Jame_s I totally understand the situation and very sorry about it. Your feedback was submitted to our team for checking by ID#PHANTOM-16420. Can you please use above workaround to solve the issue? thanks.

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                • #9
                  Same problem here. Moreover, I've noticed that if you add new signature in this version, it's low-res pixelated mess. Even if I use "retain original quality" option. Could someone please provide a link for to download previous version?

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                  • #10
                    [email protected]

                    Thanks for the feedback. Would you please try to uncheck "Convert signature to black&white" in the Options of your created signature and see if the image quality would be better?
                    Regarding the download link for previous version, could you pelase submit a ticket here: https://www.foxit.com/support/ticket.html?isReturn=1 and input the subject Attn: Cherry? Thank you.

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                    • #11
                      Originally posted by EddieC View Post
                      This is really disappointing, one would have hoped Foxit would have learned from the Formatting Tab debacle earlier this year.

                      We understand the need to add features & functionality to the product, but doing so at the expense of breaking long-standing existing workflows is making customers unhappy.

                      Corporate customers need a way to disable this during installation, or at worst via the registry. Ideally this should be included in the release notes. We're not going around to all of our users individually ticking a box in settings to make this go away.

                      11.2 is an absolute dumpster fire at my office. 💩🔥🚒
                      I woke up today with many tickets for this.
                      I've never seen an update break so many internal workflows..
                      Two of our departments use the Fill & Sign option hundreds of times a day to give their sign-off.
                      They don't need a protected/cert'd sig for their process, its an internal way to quickly see who has approved it.
                      Lots of our users wanted to go back to v10 just because editing text was so much easier with the ability to change font, size, color, etc all a click away. Now its hard for even the IT team to find it.
                      I've been rolling most of our users back to 11.1 which still has the fill & sign.

                      Lisa_lee
                      Super Moderator
                      Lisa_lee 's image for the work around doesn't exist on newest v11.2.x as PDF sign has been removed from preferences.
                      [email protected] Are you allowed to post the download link? I have the msi, but its already been customized with the FCT.

                      EddieC
                      Junior Member
                      EddieC - Here is the FCT for 11.1 if anyone is interested http://cdn01.foxitsoftware.com/produ.../11.1.0/tools/
                      and 11.2 http://cdn01.foxitsoftware.com/produ.../11.2.0/tools/
                      Technically this is the 'worst case' because GPO's just change registry settings in a graceful way and IDK if its even an option to fix this.
                      asdnou4
                      Junior Member
                      asdnou4 - The links contain their ADMX files, so maybe there is a group policy setting you can use for Lisa's fix or your work around if you don't want to roll back to 11.1 or upgrade 100's of users individually, but i'm not going that path and just rolling back versions.

                      Good luck everyone. Hopefully Foxit fixes this garbo or at least makes the 11.1 download link public.

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                      • #12
                        The sole reason I bought Foxit was so users such as myself could add signatures to PDF's. They made it hard enough to find a few updates ago and now removing it completely is just inexcusable.

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                        • #13
                          IT Admin
                          Junior Member
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                          dustinn
                          Junior Member
                          dustinn ,We fully understand the inconvenience brought to you by the newly designed "Foxit eSign" and "right-sided format panel" workflow. The comments you posted in this forum thread have already been forwarded to our product management team for their pursue and reference (report ID#PHANTOM-16420).
                          However, it must be mentioned that the "Fill&Sign" feature that you need to use hasn't been deleted and it is still existing in V11.2. Would you please help to refer to the following two articles to know how to switch back the Fill & Sign feature in Foxit PDF Editor as a workaround in the existing version of Foxit PDF Editor:
                          https://kb.foxitsoftware.com/hc/en-u...it-PDF-Editor-
                          https://kb.foxitsoftware.com/hc/en-u...xit-eSign-tab-

                          Any further questions or concerns,please contact us again at any time.

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                          • #14
                            We have Foxit PDF Editor. We also do not see the Fill & Sign after the update. And the solution provided does not work since when we click on Protect, we do not see Foxit esign. See attached image.

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                            • #15
                              SleepPro
                              Junior Member
                              SleepPro ,Thanks for reaching out to Foxit Support. Regarding this situation you mentioned,please help go to "Help"tab>"About Foxit PDF Editor" to check its version number for us and take a screenshot about what you could see under the "Protect" tab in Foxit PDF Editor since there is still no image included in your previous post. If you still fail to upload image on forum,please help to submit it to us via our ticket submission portal.

                              Look forward to your reply.

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