After rendering it might be required to combine or enhance the generated PDF’s, for example to comply with FDA 21 CFR chapter 11 regulations. WIth BlueCielo Publisher, multiple PDF’s can be merged into one single multipage file including an optional (approval) signature page. PDF’s can be enhanced by addition of a watermark, electronic signature or a dynamic print stamp.
The electronic signature is a text string that can be placed on a pre-configured location at the drawing. The text can be static, a specific property value from the source system or a combination of properties. Various settings are configurable to position the electronic signature on the rendition.
A watermark can be overlaid on Adobe PDF renditions. The watermark can be static text or based on a specific property value from the source system. Watermarks can be conditionally applied based on the value of a property. Various settings are configurable to position the watermark on the PDF.
Dynamic Print Stamp
Another option is to add the specific details of a rendition, called a print stamp. This allows adding text to the rendition like "Document printed on: 05/05/2011 1:45 PM. Print valid for one day only".
A separate signature page can be required for Adobe PDF renditions. The signature page manifests all of the approvals in the workflow process applicable to the document. The post-processing feature supports multiple signature page templates. Each template has its own settings and can be applied conditionally depending on a property value of the source document.
Once a new revision is available and is rendered to Adobe PDF, not only the active revision may require a watermark or electronic signature, but also the prior revision. The prior revision can be watermarked with configurable text, including: location, rotation, font, color and size.