Claire Cox wrote:
Following on from Brainstorm's note about the invoicing situation in Austria in topic 62078 (where I've also posted this query, but I'm not sure whether it will be any use so long after the original posting!), I have just been informed by an Austrian client for whom I do a fair amount of work that invoices will no longer be accepted by e-mail unless they are digitally signed. I can send them by fax until the end of the year, but thereafter they must be digitally signed or posted.
Although I've had a quick glance at the Verisign link, I'm not sure whether that's appropriate for my case as a freelance translator - and it doesn't say whether you have to pay to do this or not! Can anyone point me in the right direction to a free - or at least inexpensive! - way of attaching these digital signatures to my invoices? I really don't want to have to revert to the post, as it seems such a backward step.
Let's sort out your question: are you looking for a way to create and establish your digital signature, or for a software to incorporate this into your invoice?
For the second step, there are many different invoicing suites on download.com, try some shareware or trial version. But that requires you to have a signature in the first place.
Maybe someone else here can fill you in on that step? Verisign is one obvious place to look at, too bad that their website is obscure on this matter.
BTW, here's a primer, with links to the legal situation in various countries: