Inserting Signed Frontsheet in an Exhibit PDF


Exhibit frontsheets need to be signed by the witness. The signed and bound paper exhibit is the "original" and It is important to keep the original safe because in the unlikely event of some query about signature it would ultimately be that original which would need to be examined. But it is a PDF copy of that signed exhibit which will be used for the litigation.

It would result in loss of image quality if all pages of the signed exhibit were to be scanned in as a PDF and what is normally done is that the original exhibit PDF, containing the good-quality images of the documents in the exhibit, is updated by inserting a scan of just the signed frontsheet. How to do this is explained below.

How to combine signed and unsigned pages into a single PDF

One of the easiest ways to combine PDF pages is to use 

  • Print out the document which you have been sent in PDF form, selecting the best quality print option on the print dialogue. Sign the appropriate page in black ink and scan in just that signed page as a new PDF.
  • Select Visual Combine and Reorder PDF Pages in Sedja and drag the PDF pages (both the signed page - which you have just created as a PDF - and the other pages which did not have to be signed - which you already have in PDF form) into the panel so that all pages display as thumbnails.
  • Make sure there is only one copy of the signed page (i.e. delete any unsigned duplicate) and make sure all the pages are in the correct order.
  • Click/press the green Combine pages button to create a PDF from all the pages and then click Download

Note: Using results in your data being processed outside the United Kingdom where different standards of data protection may apply. If you are concerned about this then you can download and use Sejda Desktop which works on Windows computers and Macs. 


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