Since Foxit PDF Reader V11.2.1, Foxit has integrated Foxit eSign which is a new eSignature service into the English version of Foxit PDF Reader. The Ink Sign feature (formerly known as Foxit Fill&Sign feature) and Foxit eSign feature are combined into one workflow. Currently, when you click on"Foxit eSign"tab, Foxit PDF Reader will show "Foxit eSign" related features there by default . When you want to switch to Foxit ink sign (Formerly known as Foxit Fill&Sign feature), you have to click over the "Switch to Ink Sign" button under the Foxit eSign tab.In this article,we will introduce how to disable the “Foxit eSign“ service under the Foxit eSign tab to make the "ink Sign" related features to be displayed under the "Foxit eSign" tab by default.
We could choose one of the following optional methods:
- Set in Foxit PDF Reader Preferences dialog box.
- Set in Foxit PDF Reader registry key.
- Use GPO .
- Use XML .
- Use MST file with MSI Installer.
Set in Foxit PDF Reader Preferences dialog box:
For individual users of Foxit PDF Editor, please go to "File"tab in Foxit PDF Editor>"Preferences">"PDF Sign", check the option "Disable Foxit eSign service",click over the "OK" button to apply the setting.
Then Foxit PDF Reader will show you the "Foxit ink Sign" related features by default under the "Foxit eSign" tab.
Set in Foxit PDF Reader registry key:
Start Registry Editor.
Firstly,please start registry editor:
In Windows 7, click Start, type regedit.exe in the search box, and then press Enter.
In Windows 10, Windows 8.1, and Windows 8, press the Windows key + R to open a Run dialog box, type regedit.exe, and then click OK.
Locate following registry key:
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\SOFTWARE\Foxit Software\Foxit PDF Reader 11.0\plugins\FoxitSign\Preferences\Sign
Find “DisableFoxitSignService” this item on the right panel, then change its value into 1.
To disable the Foxit eSign service in Foxit PDF Reader, complete the following steps:
1.Open Group Policy Editor, go to Computer Configuration or Users Configuration > Administrative Templates > Classic Administrative Templates.
2.Choose Foxit PDF Reader, select Preferences, and double click on Disable Foxit eSign service option.
3.Select Enable and choose Ok to apply the change.
If you still don’t have the Foxit PDF Reader GPO template imported in your Group Policy Editor,please download and install it from this article.
Use XML :
If you typically use an XML file to force settings on users, you can create and distribute an XML file to a dedicated folder on Users’ machine to disable the Foxit eSign service for your users. Below are steps:
1.Follow here to download an appropriate Foxit Customization open Foxit Customization wizard application, select XML Editor Foxit PDF Reader click on OK button to enter into XML editing mode:
2.Go to Preferences tab>”PDF Sign”>please select “Enabled” for “Disable Foxit eSign service” option,click on Save button on the left top corner to create an XML file. The default name would be “ProfStore.xml”.
3.Distribute the XML file into “ProfStore “ this folder which is under the main installation folder of your Foxit PDF Editor. By default ,the location is:
“C:\Program Files (x86)\Foxit Software\Foxit PDF Reader\ProfStore”.
4.Restart Foxit PDF Reader to apply the settings in XML file into Foxit PDF Reader application.
Use MST file with MSI Installer：
If you want to disable the Foxit eSign Service when deploying MSI installer file, you can use the MST file to implement it.
1.Follow here to download an appropriate version of Foxit Customization Tool (FCT).
2.Run FCT, Choose “MSI” >”OK”,click on “Open a Package/File” button to open the appropriate MSI installer file.
3.Please click on ”Preferences” in the opened FCT tool>”PDF Sign”>please select “Enabled” for “Disable Foxit eSign service” option.
4.Everything is done, click on “Save” button on top left corner to save current settings as .mst file.
5.Use the following command to apply MST file
msiexec /i Setup.msi TRANSFORMS=xxx.mst
This article is applicable to Foxit PDF Reader for windows desktop V11.2.1 and greater. And we only provide Foxit eSign under the English version of Foxit PDF Reader. Under other languages in multilingual build, only provide Ink Sign feature (formerly known as Fill&Sign feature) for users. There will be no Foxit eSign related button/option under other languages in multilingual build.