How To Add Signature in Outlook

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  2. Adding Signature in Outlook for Post-2010 Office Versions
  3. Add a logo or image to your signature
  4. Insert a signature manually
  5. Add Signature in Outlook for 2007 - 2010 Office Versions
  6. Wrap Up

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Adding Signature in Outlook for Post-2010 Office Versions

{"blocks":[{"key":"chqk9","text":"Create and Add a Signature","type":"header-three","depth":0,"inlineStyleRanges":[{"offset":0,"length":26,"style":"color-rgb(67,67,67)"},{"offset":0,"length":26,"style":"bgcolor-transparent"},{"offset":0,"length":26,"style":"fontsize-14pt"},{"offset":0,"length":26,"style":"fontfamily-Arial"}],"entityRanges":[],"data":{}},{"key":"4qbpi","text":"Step 1 — Open Outlook then open a new email message.","type":"unstyled","depth":0,"inlineStyleRanges":[{"offset":0,"length":52,"style":"color-rgb(0,0,0)"},{"offset":0,"length":52,"style":"bgcolor-transparent"},{"offset":0,"length":52,"style":"fontsize-11pt"},{"offset":0,"length":52,"style":"fontfamily-Arial"}],"entityRanges":[],"data":{}},{"key":"6d7nh","text":"Step 2 — From the ‘Message’ menu, choose ‘Signature’ and then ‘Signatures’.","type":"unstyled","depth":0,"inlineStyleRanges":[{"offset":0,"length":75,"style":"color-rgb(0,0,0)"},{"offset":0,"length":75,"style":"bgcolor-transparent"},{"offset":0,"length":75,"style":"fontsize-11pt"},{"offset":0,"length":75,"style":"fontfamily-Arial"}],"entityRanges":[],"data":{}},{"key":"4cl98","text":"The ‘Message’ menu and the ‘Signature’ button could be in two different locations depending on the size of your Outlook window and whether you're composing a new email message or a reply or forward.","type":"unordered-list-item","depth":0,"inlineStyleRanges":[{"offset":0,"length":198,"style":"color-rgb(0,0,0)"},{"offset":0,"length":198,"style":"bgcolor-transparent"},{"offset":0,"length":198,"style":"fontsize-11pt"},{"offset":0,"length":198,"style":"fontfamily-Arial"}],"entityRanges":[],"data":{}},{"key":"1v99c","text":"Step 3 — Under ‘Select signature to edit, click ‘New’, and then in the ‘New Signature’ dialog box, enter a name for the signature.","type":"unstyled","depth":0,"inlineStyleRanges":[{"offset":0,"length":130,"style":"color-rgb(0,0,0)"},{"offset":0,"length":130,"style":"bgcolor-transparent"},{"offset":0,"length":130,"style":"fontsize-11pt"},{"offset":0,"length":130,"style":"fontfamily-Arial"}],"entityRanges":[],"data":{}},{"key":"ei5rd","text":"Step 4 — Under ‘Edit signature’, create your signature. You can change fonts, font colors, font sizes, and text alignment. If you want to create a more complex signature with bullets, tables, or borders, use Word to format your text then copy and paste your new signature into the ‘Edit signature box.","type":"unstyled","depth":0,"inlineStyleRanges":[{"offset":0,"length":301,"style":"color-rgb(0,0,0)"},{"offset":0,"length":301,"style":"bgcolor-transparent"},{"offset":0,"length":301,"style":"fontsize-11pt"},{"offset":0,"length":301,"style":"fontfamily-Arial"}],"entityRanges":[],"data":{}},{"key":"17cbh","text":"You can also use one of the pre-designed templates for your signature. 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Each email account can have a different signature.","type":"unordered-list-item","depth":0,"inlineStyleRanges":[{"offset":0,"length":156,"style":"color-rgb(0,0,0)"},{"offset":0,"length":156,"style":"bgcolor-transparent"},{"offset":0,"length":156,"style":"fontsize-11pt"},{"offset":0,"length":156,"style":"fontfamily-Arial"}],"entityRanges":[],"data":{}},{"key":"62uf2","text":"If you want to have your signature automatically added to all new messages, choose one of your signatures in the ‘New messages’ drop-down box. 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Add a logo or image to your signature

{"blocks":[{"key":"8iu3s","text":"If there’s a company logo or an image that you want to add to your signature, apply the following steps:","type":"unstyled","depth":0,"inlineStyleRanges":[{"offset":0,"length":104,"style":"color-rgb(0,0,0)"},{"offset":0,"length":104,"style":"bgcolor-transparent"},{"offset":0,"length":104,"style":"fontsize-11pt"},{"offset":0,"length":104,"style":"fontfamily-Arial"}],"entityRanges":[],"data":{}},{"key":"1jf0n","text":"1. Open a new message.","type":"unstyled","depth":0,"inlineStyleRanges":[{"offset":0,"length":22,"style":"color-rgb(0,0,0)"},{"offset":0,"length":22,"style":"bgcolor-transparent"},{"offset":0,"length":22,"style":"fontsize-11pt"},{"offset":0,"length":22,"style":"fontfamily-Arial"}],"entityRanges":[],"data":{}},{"key":"8b460","text":"2. From the ‘Message’ menu, choose ‘Signature’ and then ‘Signatures’","type":"unstyled","depth":0,"inlineStyleRanges":[{"offset":0,"length":68,"style":"color-rgb(0,0,0)"},{"offset":0,"length":68,"style":"bgcolor-transparent"},{"offset":0,"length":68,"style":"fontsize-11pt"},{"offset":0,"length":68,"style":"fontfamily-Arial"}],"entityRanges":[],"data":{}},{"key":"4e6mb","text":"3. Under ‘Select signature to edit’, choose the signature you want to add a logo or image to.","type":"unstyled","depth":0,"inlineStyleRanges":[{"offset":0,"length":93,"style":"color-rgb(0,0,0)"},{"offset":0,"length":93,"style":"bgcolor-transparent"},{"offset":0,"length":93,"style":"fontsize-11pt"},{"offset":0,"length":93,"style":"fontfamily-Arial"}],"entityRanges":[],"data":{}},{"key":"ev4lm","text":"4. Click the Image icon, locate your image file, then hit ‘Insert’.","type":"unstyled","depth":0,"inlineStyleRanges":[{"offset":0,"length":67,"style":"color-rgb(0,0,0)"},{"offset":0,"length":67,"style":"bgcolor-transparent"},{"offset":0,"length":67,"style":"fontsize-11pt"},{"offset":0,"length":67,"style":"fontfamily-Arial"}],"entityRanges":[],"data":{}},{"key":"3ug55","text":"5. If you want to resize the image, right-click your image, then click ‘Picture’. Choose the ‘Size’ tab and use the included options to resize your image. To maintain the image proportions, make sure that the ‘Lock aspect ratio’ checkbox stays checked.","type":"unstyled","depth":0,"inlineStyleRanges":[{"offset":0,"length":252,"style":"color-rgb(0,0,0)"},{"offset":0,"length":252,"style":"bgcolor-transparent"},{"offset":0,"length":252,"style":"fontsize-11pt"},{"offset":0,"length":252,"style":"fontfamily-Arial"}],"entityRanges":[],"data":{}},{"key":"8qqua","text":"6. After you're finished, click ‘OK’, then click ‘OK’ again to save the changes to your signature.","type":"unstyled","depth":0,"inlineStyleRanges":[{"offset":0,"length":98,"style":"color-rgb(0,0,0)"},{"offset":0,"length":98,"style":"bgcolor-transparent"},{"offset":0,"length":98,"style":"fontsize-11pt"},{"offset":0,"length":98,"style":"fontfamily-Arial"}],"entityRanges":[],"data":{}}],"entityMap":{}}

Insert a signature manually

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Add Signature in Outlook for 2007 - 2010 Office Versions

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Wrap Up

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