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mike b

I'm convinced the people who write Help for the BORG have to take evasion 101
as a prerequisiste. I want to put a signature on my emails. Used to click
Insert/ Signature and up it would pop.

Now, in 2003, no dice. Not under insert. Not in options. Not ANYWHERE on a
reasonably accessible level. Need to go to this then that then options then
email options then Speonk, NY and then Bob's your uncle. You know, the one
who occasionally mol...we won't get into that.

I'm furious that it took me so long to stick my name and phone number. I go
to Help to let them know. Anyone ever looked at Tips for Posting? (the
closest I could come to "How do I post a question?"

It doesn't tell you how to post. Just how to make your posts "better".
BETTER?? My cat, the big male outdoor one, sprays the water dish every chance
he gets. Makes it better I guess. But I mean one stupid - below curb level
stupid - frustration after another, one nonsensical path after another.

It used to be Insert/ Signature now....check out Jeremy's and Carol's
dialogue:

"how do i automatically insert signature in outlook when i am using word
2003 as my html email editor?


Carol 6/20/2006 11:21 AM PST

In Word 2003, WordMail and the regular Outlook editor share signatures.
Each signature that you create actually consists of three files - .htm, .rtf,
and .txt – stored in your Windows profile directory.

To create a new signature in Outlook:

Open Outlook’s Tools|Options menu. Select the Mail Format tab and then the
Signatures button at the bottom of the dialog. Create one or more
signatures, including a blank signature. Click Ok to return to the Mail
Format tab. Select each account in your profile and assign a signature to it.

To create a new signature while working in Word or WordMail:

In Word or a WordMail message, choose Tools|Options.
Switch to the General tab, and click E-mail Options.
Create one or more signatures.
Select the signature you want to be inserted automatically.
Click OK until you return to your document or message.

If you have chosen to insert the signature automatically, but want to use a
different signature for the current message, right-click the signature. From
the pop-up menu, select either the name of the signature you want to use or
E-mail Signature to create a new one.

--
Carol A. Bratt, MCP


I've already done this and it worked for one session, however; when i
sent email from the same account in another session, the signatures didnt
appear in the emails. how do i turn this feature on permanently?


Carol 6/20/2006 11:57 AM PST

In Outlook:
Tools|Options|Mail Format|Signatures
Select a signature where it says "Signatures for New Messages"
Select a signature where it says "Signatures for Replies"
--
Carol A. Bratt, MCP


jeremy 6/20/2006 12:04 PM PST

I have already done that too. i selected the account for which i wanted the
signature to be associated with and used it for both new messages and
replies. is there something else i should be doing?



Carol 6/20/2006 12:14 PM PST
Answer
Have you closed Outlook and then reopened it? If you have done that and
followed all of the prior instructions that I have given you, then you have
received the benefit of my knowledge on this particular subject. If all else
fails, post your question in an Outlook newsgroup. I do hope that at least
some of this information has been helpful to you. Please let me know if it
works for you after closing and reopening Outlook.
--
Carol A. Bratt, MCP

Insert Signature vs "post your question in an Outlook newsgroup." Does
aANYONE at Microsoft read this stuff? It's not rocket science. It's not
someone else's signature. It's a tag on an email, but it takes a half dozen
non-obvious steps to make it happen. A movie about flesh-eating clowns from
outer space pops to mind. They too had parsing human logic.

Anyway, thanks for the perfect morning Bill.

Regards,



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Gordon

mike b said:
I'm convinced the people who write Help for the BORG have to take evasion
101
as a prerequisiste. I want to put a signature on my emails. Used to
click
Insert/ Signature and up it would pop.

Now, in 2003, no dice. Not under insert. Not in options. Not ANYWHERE on
a
reasonably accessible level.

The Insert-Signature only appears if you do NOT use Word as your email
editor.
 
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Alias

mike said:
I'm convinced the people who write Help for the BORG have to take evasion 101
as a prerequisiste. I want to put a signature on my emails. Used to click
Insert/ Signature and up it would pop.

Now, in 2003, no dice. Not under insert. Not in options. Not ANYWHERE on a
reasonably accessible level. Need to go to this then that then options then
email options then Speonk, NY and then Bob's your uncle. You know, the one
who occasionally mol...we won't get into that.

I'm furious that it took me so long to stick my name and phone number. I go
to Help to let them know. Anyone ever looked at Tips for Posting? (the
closest I could come to "How do I post a question?"

It doesn't tell you how to post. Just how to make your posts "better".
BETTER?? My cat, the big male outdoor one, sprays the water dish every chance
he gets. Makes it better I guess. But I mean one stupid - below curb level
stupid - frustration after another, one nonsensical path after another.

It used to be Insert/ Signature now....check out Jeremy's and Carol's
dialogue:

"how do i automatically insert signature in outlook when i am using word
2003 as my html email editor?


Carol 6/20/2006 11:21 AM PST

In Word 2003, WordMail and the regular Outlook editor share signatures.
Each signature that you create actually consists of three files - .htm, .rtf,
and .txt – stored in your Windows profile directory.

To create a new signature in Outlook:

Open Outlook’s Tools|Options menu. Select the Mail Format tab and then the
Signatures button at the bottom of the dialog. Create one or more
signatures, including a blank signature. Click Ok to return to the Mail
Format tab. Select each account in your profile and assign a signature to it.

To create a new signature while working in Word or WordMail:

In Word or a WordMail message, choose Tools|Options.
Switch to the General tab, and click E-mail Options.
Create one or more signatures.
Select the signature you want to be inserted automatically.
Click OK until you return to your document or message.

If you have chosen to insert the signature automatically, but want to use a
different signature for the current message, right-click the signature. From
the pop-up menu, select either the name of the signature you want to use or
E-mail Signature to create a new one.

Set whatever sig you want in Options. Then, when you compose a new email
right click anywhere in the sig and choose the one you want from a drop
down menu of all your sigs. Either that or don't use Word as an editor.

Alias
 
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Roady [MVP]

I see that you've already got an answer so I won't go in to that.

You posted it as a suggestion to Microsoft. Then you'd be happy to know that
this issue has already been address in Outlook 2007 where the behavior and
options are more consistent mainly by doing away with having 2 different
email editors. The option in now directly available when composing a new
message on the main tab.
 

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