"Templating" Outlook Signature Files
Posted on 2005-03-07
Hello folks, here's what I'm trying to do:
I have created an HTML signature file "template" that we would now like to adopt enterprise-wide. What I DON'T want to do is start creating individual signature files for each member of the company, then going an installing it on their computer etc.
I would like to find a way to "push" this template to our users and have it automatically insert their contact information into it (like a "mail-merge" in a sense).
I am not adverse to using VB if necessary to achieve this, though I'm guessing there may be a better way that's less "messy".
To review the requirements:
1. create a signature file "template" with placeholder text for First Name, Last Name, Job Title, Phone Number, Email Address etc.
2. "push" this sig file out to the Enterprise (are you getting this, Spock?)
3. Automagically substitute employee's actual contact information (name, title, phone, email etc) into the sig file
4. Store that sig file as the default signature in that Employee's Outlook settings.
I've heard that this is possible. Anyone ever do this?