The document presenter

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The document presenter displays the document(s) to be signed, viewed or uploaded in Signicat’s responsive signflow interface.

The example below shows the document presenter with two documents to be signed by the end-user and one document to be viewed, using the default configuration.

Note: It is possible to display the document presenter inside an iframe. In order to successfully use the document presenter through an iframe, it is important to ensure that the iframe is big enough.

Customizing the document presenter

Signicat can customize the responsive signflow end-user experience in the ways specified below. Note that all customization is done at Signicat’s end. Contact us at for more information.


Primary buttons (all buttons that are green by default) can be styled to have rounded corners or shadows, and can be displayed in alternative colors. The following properties are customizable and can be used in any combination.

Button border-radius (pixels) 6 (rounded corners)
Button shadow (true, false) True
Button color (hexadecimal) #01825e (green)

The screenshots below show some possible combinations for the styling of buttons in the signflow interface.

Note that the buttons in the next/previous positions (such as the Next document button) at the left and right-hand side of a signing order always have a shadow.

Rendering and method flow

The following options can be set to affect how documents are rendered within the document presenter, and to determine the presentation of signing methods.

Short name
Enable text layer This setting adds a text layer to the rendered PDF, to make it possible to highlight, select and copy text. This also allows the end-user to click on links in the document text. False
Always display sign text This setting only applies to Signed Statement. Signed Statement facilitates the signing of a short text statement, such as “I have read and understood the attached documents and hereby accept and approve of their contents with my signature”.

If the ‘Always display sign text’ option is set to ‘true’, the sign text from the signing order will be displayed instead.

Reject if sign method fails There are two possible settings in the case that the end-user does not complete the signing method step, returning a non-successful response:

  • True: The entire process will be rejected and the task is rendered invalid
  • False: The task status remains unchanged and the end-user will be returned to the document presenter
Short sign text methods This setting only applies to Signed Statement. Signicat can limit the text statement to a specific length. This can be relevant when using SIM toolkit-based methods. N/A

Buttons and dialogs

Short name
Display consent dialog for single document Normally, when signing a single document, the end-user is taken straight to the method selector on clicking the Sign document button. This contrasts with signing multiple documents, where the end-user is shown a consent dialog that lists the documents and offers a check box with a consent message.

If set to ‘True’, the consent dialog is always displayed, regardless of the number of documents.

Display exit button This setting determines whether an exit button is displayed. The button is labelled ‘Exit’. True
Display exit dialog This setting determines whether a confirmation dialog is displayed asking the end-user if they really want to exit or postpone. True
Display full screen button This setting determines whether an icon is displayed that enables the user to display signflow in full screen mode. False
Display postpone This setting determines the behavior of the exit button. When set to ‘True’, the user will be asked whether to cancel the flow or postpone it. False

Feature toggles

Short name
ID paper front side This setting determines whether to ask the end-user to take a picture of the front of a physical ID document as part of the flow. This is most useful in conjunction with handwritten signature (InkSign). False
ID paper rear side This setting determines whether to ask the end-user to take a picture of the back of a physical ID document as part of the flow. This is most useful in conjunction with handwritten signature (InkSign). False
Visual representation This setting determines whether a handwritten signature (InkSign) is requested, regardless of whether it is specified in the signing order. False

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