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Certificate of Authenticity

Postby mamasmitty » Sun Apr 17, 2005 10:49 am

I have been searching on the web for a site that you can print out your own certificate of Authenticity. Anyone know where I can find one? Preferably a FREE site?
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Postby Yogi » Sun Apr 17, 2005 11:35 am

Does it have to be official looking and off the web?

Can't you just copy an existing one into your word processor and simply change it to meet your needs?
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Postby mamasmitty » Sun Apr 17, 2005 2:16 pm

Well, I don't HAVE an existing one! It would be nice to have one that I can have on file and change with the painting.
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Postby Yogi » Sun Apr 17, 2005 3:19 pm

I was thinking about ripping one off some other artist, if that is ethical.
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Postby mamasmitty » Sun Apr 17, 2005 6:24 pm

Mmmmm......I don't think I would want to do that. I would rather find a site I can download one from.
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Postby 1da » Tue May 17, 2005 1:47 am

recently i read about something like that someplace. if i can refind it i'll see if it might work for you. but really i think zooz is right. you can make your own form with the criteria that you want on it. materials, dates, size even a place to list shows and awards and galleries if you want. as well as a brief resume and statement about your work and the particular piece and a place for your signature, materials used in framing and anything else you want etc... as you think of more things you can develop it by keeping a copy on your pc. over time you will have what you need, the way you want it. - i dont think looking at how another artist has done it and then making your own would be a problem. in fact look at a number of them to get ideas and then incorporate the ideas from each that you like and leave out what you dont want. - you could even print a light background of the actual piece on each certificate if you wanted to. and use the highest quality of paper possible and good ink as well - or take a file to a place that can print it for you on good paper. ..
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Postby Swordsman » Wed May 18, 2005 3:33 pm

If I'm not mistaken (and I might be, considering I need to reload Office on to my work computer because none of the programmes will open), there is a section in Word that allows you to create your own certificates of various types and styles. Just as you are able to create different types of resume forms, there is an option that allows you to create your own certificates. I made a joke Certificate of Adoption a number of years ago because a friend and his family "adopted" me as one of their own. The family signed it and everything. *L* Anyway, look into that. I would myself, if this blasted machine allowed me!!! (I'm waiting for a copy of the programme to arrive so I can reload it)
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Postby Swordsman » Mon Jun 06, 2005 3:30 pm

In MS WORD, if you go to help under "Create your own digital certificate":



Create your own digital certificate

Because a digital certificate you create yourself isn't issued by a formal certification authority, macro projects signed by using such a certificate are referred to as self-signed projects. Certificates you create yourself are considered unauthenticated and will generate a warning in the Security Warning box if the security level is set to High or Medium. Depending on how Microsoft Office digital-signature features are being used in your organization, you might be prevented from using such a certificate, and other users might not be able to run self-signed macros for security reasons.

To learn more about certification authorities that offer services for Microsoft products, see the Microsoft Security Advisor Web site.

Note The hyperlink in this topic goes to the Web. You can switch back to Help at any time.

In Microsoft Windows Explorer, locate and double-click SelfCert.exe (usually found in the C:\Program Files\Microsoft Office\Office10 folder).
If the SelfCert.exe file is not on your computer, you might need to install it.

How?

Run the Microsoft Office Setup program again.
How?

Quit all programs.
Double-click the Add/Remove Programs icon in the Microsoft Windows Control Panel.
Do one of the following:
For Microsoft Windows 2000 and Microsoft Windows Millennium Edition:

If you installed your Office program as part of Microsoft Office, click Microsoft Office in the Currently installed programs box, and then click the Change button.
If you installed your Office program individually, click the name of your program in the Currently installed programs box, and then click the Change button.
For Microsoft Windows 98 and Microsoft Windows NT 4.0:

If you installed your Office program as part of Microsoft Office, click Microsoft Office on the Install/Uninstall tab, and then click the Add/Remove button.
If you installed your Office program individually, click the name of your program on the Install/Uninstall tab, and then click the Add/Remove button.
On the Features to install screen in the setup program, click the expand indicator (+) next to Office Shared Features.
Select Digital Signature for VBA projects, click the arrow next to your selection, and then click Run from My Computer.
Follow the instructions in the Create Digital Certificate dialog box.
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