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I am in Canada. Our tax laws allow deductions that are made to registered charities. I am associated with such a group. Presently our treasurer manually registers each persons contribution on a form, there are more than one contribution per member per year, manually, adds these up and then writes and signs a receipt for the year's contributions.
I have put together a spreadsheet that takes care of all of the contributions. Each person on one sheet. As a part of the sheet is an "Official Receipt" that is printed and given out at year's end.
All of the details in the receipt are updated automatically, with amounts being converted into words using 'SpellNumber".
I would like to be able to insert the treasurer's signature automatically.
I have a number of 'User Defined Names' that take care of repetitive data. I would like to be able to do the same with the treasurer's signature as a 'User Defined Name' as this person can be changed from time to time.
Your help would be greatly appreciated.

Hello John,

Thank you for the question.

In this situation, the only method I have used successfully is an image of the signature.  Additionally, adding a Digital Signature (Adobe .pdf) may resolve the need to use the User Defined Name option.

Please be aware that Digital Signatures are based on network login.

Hope this helps

Mary Lindsey
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Mary A. Lindsey


I can answer Microsoft Excel 2000-2007 questions regarding formatting, styles, shortcut keys, templates, forms, etc, but will not answer any macro questions.


I have over 15 years experience working in corporate America as legal and financial document support specialist. I have designed a template that converts html and Excel files to inserts these numerical data into Word documents so that there will be no document corruption because of file size and graphics that comes as part of HTML and Excel.


I am a Microsoft Office Master Instructor (MOS), Certiport Administrator and Proctor (97-2003)

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