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Custom HTML Email Signatures for Outlook 2007, 2010 and 2011

February 27th, 2012

We’ll give some insight here into installing a custom HTML signature in Outlook 2007 (PC/Windows), Outlook 2010 (PC/Windows) and Outlook 2011 (Mac/OS X).

For some reason, Microsoft decided to remove advanced email signature editing functionality that were available with Outlook 2003 which  made installing a custom HTML email signature a breeze. Although nowhere in the email signature feature of Outlook 2007, Outlook 2010 and Outlook 2011 is HTML mentioned, the signature is still in HTML format, it just takes a less direct approach to get it accomplished.

To setup a custom email signature, you’ll need the design first coded in HTML and ideally posted on a public Web server. If you need our services to create the HTML email please contact us for more information.

If you’ve had us design a email signature for you, or if you have one designed elsewhere, here are the instructions for setting it up in Outlook:

1. Open the HTML file / URL that contains your signature in a Web browser such as FireFox. (For Risingline Clients, we would of emailed you this info already).

2. Left click at the top left of the page, then while holding down the shift key left click in the lower right area of the page. If you don’t see anything obviously highlighted you may need to left click at the top then hold down your left mouse button as you move to the lower right.

3. Right Click and select copy.

4. Create a new signature in Outlook 2007, 2010, or 2011 and then within that blank signature window right click and select paste or press ctrl-v.

5. Save your new signature and set your desired parameters.

Screencast Walk-through


For more insight into working with custom signatures in Outlook  feel free to check out these additional resources.

 

Setting up HTML Email Signatures in Microsoft Entourage (Mac)

February 25th, 2012

This screencast tutorial shows the basics on how to use images when setting up a custom HTML email signature using Microsoft Entourage for Macintosh.

See also Setting up a html email signature in Microsoft Entourage (Mac OS X)

CMS Made Simple Tutorial – Getting Started

February 24th, 2012

In this screencast tutorial I’ll introduce you to the most basic features of navigating and editing within CMS Made Simple’s administration panel.

How to update custom HTML email template content in VerticalResponse

February 23rd, 2012

This screencast covers the basics for updating the content of a custom HTML email design template using VerticalResponse’s Canvas editor.  For more information on our custom HTML email design and samples of our past work visit this page.

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