Your correspondence is electronic now, but a signature personalizes even electronic email and documents. Many of you are asking about how to include signatures in Outlook email and in Word documents. You can find instructions for creating signatures at Office.com, but for easy reference, we’ve rounded up the top resources for learning how to get the job done.
Outlook email signatures can be as simple as a single line with your printed name that appears at the bottom of every email message you send, or an image of your handwritten signature, a graphic, or a business card with all of your contact information.
- For Outlook 2010 customers, Create and add an e-mail message signature is a comprehensive article about creating one or more signatures with handy instructions for how to make sure a signature appears at the bottom of every email message you send. To create a handwritten signature in Outlook 2010, follow the Outlook 2007 instructions for creating an image of your signature, and insert the image as a picture in your Outlook 2010 signature.
- For Outlook 2007 customers, Create and include a signature in outgoing messages includes a link to Add a handwritten signature to an email message.
- If you want detailed information about creating signatures with design appeal, try the training course Create great-looking signatures for your e-mail (Outlook 2007) or Use e-mail signatures in Outlook 2010.
You can add a signature to Word 2010 documents as well as to Outlook email messages. Learn how in the article Add a signature line, which has steps for creating a blank line to use for signatures, and instructions for inserting an image of your own handwritten signature in a document.
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—Leslie H. Cole
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