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WD2002: Digital Signatures Button Is Not Available
Article ID: 281862 - View products that this article applies to.
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When you click Security Options on the Tools menu in the Save As dialog box, the Digital Signatures button is not available (grayed out).
This behavior occurs even when the computer has a valid digital certificate.
This behavior occurs because you cannot add a digital signature to a document that you have not yet saved. If you click the Security tab in the Save As dialog box, Word automatically makes the Digital Signatures button unavailable.
To resolve this behavior, follow these steps:
A digital signature guarantees that the document was created by the signer of the document, and that the document has not been altered since it was signed.
For more information about digital signatures, click Microsoft Word 2002 Help on the Help menu, type about digital signatures in the Office Assistant or the Answer Wizard, and then click Search to view the topic.