Search for Text e-signatures

GroupDocs.Signature provides TextSearchOptions class to specify different options to search for Text electronic signatures within document.

Here are the steps to search for Text e-signatures using GroupDocs.Signature API:

  • Create new instance of Signature class and pass source document path as a constructor parameter;
  • Instantiate the TextSearchOptions object according to your requirements and specify additional search options (if needed);
  • Call Search method of Signature  class instance and pass TextSearchOptions to it.

This example shows how to search for Text e-signature in the document.

using (Signature signature = new Signature(sample.pdf))
    // setup search options
    TextSearchOptions searchOptions = new TextSearchOptions()
        // search only page with specified number
        PageNumber = null,
        // specify as true to search all pages of a document
        AllPages = true,
        // specify text to search
        Text = "JS_",
        // specify text math type
        MatchType = TextMatchType.Contains
    // search document
    List<TextSignature> signatures = signature.Search<TextSignature>(searchOptions);
    // output signatures
    foreach (TextSignature textSignature in signatures)
        if (textSignature != null)
            Console.Write($"Found Text signature: {textSignature.SignatureImplementation} with text {textSignature.Text}.");
            Console.WriteLine($"Location at {textSignature.Left}-{textSignature.Top}. Size is {textSignature.Width}x{textSignature.Height}.");

Advanced Usage Topics

To learn more about document eSign features, please refer to the advanced usage section.

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GitHub Examples

You may easily run the code above and see the feature in action in our GitHub examples:

Free Online App

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You are welcome to eSign PDF, Word, Excel, PowerPoint documents with free to use online GroupDocs Signature App.