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Signature Changes

I had created a template http://www.experts-exchange.com/Applications/MS_Office/Outlook/Q_21787989.html but noticed that when someone replied, it was really corrupted.  So I thought I could change a few things and just use a signature:

<table style="width:770px; font-size: 12px; clear: both; border-collapse: collapse; font-family: Verdana, arial;">
      <tr>
            <td valign="top">
            <img border="0" src="http://www.loudworx.com/images/logo_bars.gif" style="float: left; margin-top: 3px;">Corey R. Bryant<br>
            <b>Rising Above the Din&trade;</b><br>
            800-431-0393 ext 86<br>
            800-431-0393 Fax</td>
      </tr>
      </table>
<table style="width:770px; background-color:#66CC33; clear: both; font-family: Verdana, arial; font-weight:bold; font-size:12px; border-left:1px solid #66CC33; border-right:1px solid #66CC33;">
      <tr>
            <td style="width: 20%; text-align: center;"><a href="http://www.loudworx.com/web-development/">Web Development</a></td>
            <td style="width: 20%; text-align: center;"><a href="http://www.loudworx.com/design.asp">Web Design</a></td>
            <td style="width: 20%; text-align: center;"><a href="http://www.loudhost.com">Web Hosting</a></td>
            <td style="width: 20%; text-align: center;"><a href="http://www.loudcommerce.com">Merchant Accounts</a></td>
            <td style="width: 20%; text-align: center;"><a href="http://www.loudvoicesystem.com">Virtual Offices</a></td>
      </tr>
</table>
<table style="font-family: Verdana, arial; font-size:10px; clear: both; width:770px;">
<tr>
<td>
<span style="font-weight: bold;">CONFIDENTIALITY NOTICE:</span>
If you have received this e-mail in error, please immediately notify the sender
by e-mail at the address shown. This e-mail transmission may contain
confidential information. This information is intended only for the use of the
individual(s) or entity to whom it is intended even if addressed incorrectly.
Please delete it from your files if you are not the intended recipient. Thank
you for your compliance. Copyright 2006 <a href="http://www.loudworx.com">LoudWorx</a>
</td>
</tr>
</table>

Outlook changes it to:
<!DOCTYPE HTML PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0 Transitional//EN">
<HTML><HEAD>
<META http-equiv=Content-Type content="text/html; charset=windows-1252">
<META content="MSHTML 6.00.2800.1528" name=GENERATOR></HEAD>
<BODY>
<DIV align=left>
<TABLE
style="CLEAR: both; FONT-SIZE: 12px; WIDTH: 770px; FONT-FAMILY: Verdana, arial; BORDER-COLLAPSE: collapse"
align=left>
  <TBODY>
  <TR>
    <TD vAlign=top><IMG style="MARGIN-TOP: 3px; FLOAT: left"
      src="http://www.loudworx.com/images/logo_bars.gif" border=0>Corey R.
      Bryant<BR><B>Rising Above the Din™</B><BR>800-431-0393 ext
      86<BR>800-431-0393 Fax</TD></TR></TBODY></TABLE></DIV>
<TABLE
style="CLEAR: both; BORDER-RIGHT: #66cc33 1px solid; FONT-WEIGHT: bold; FONT-SIZE: 12px; BORDER-LEFT: #66cc33 1px solid; WIDTH: 770px; FONT-FAMILY: Verdana, arial; BACKGROUND-COLOR: #66cc33">
  <TBODY>
  <TR>
    <TD style="WIDTH: 20%; TEXT-ALIGN: center"><A
      href="http://www.loudworx.com/web-development/">Web Development</A></TD>
    <TD style="WIDTH: 20%; TEXT-ALIGN: center"><A
      href="http://www.loudworx.com/design.asp">Web Design</A></TD>
    <TD style="WIDTH: 20%; TEXT-ALIGN: center"><A
      href="http://www.loudhost.com">Web Hosting</A></TD>
    <TD style="WIDTH: 20%; TEXT-ALIGN: center"><A
      href="http://www.loudcommerce.com">Merchant Accounts</A></TD>
    <TD style="WIDTH: 20%; TEXT-ALIGN: center"><A
      href="http://www.loudvoicesystem.com">Virtual
Offices</A></TD></TR></TBODY></TABLE>
<TABLE
style="CLEAR: both; FONT-SIZE: 10px; WIDTH: 770px; FONT-FAMILY: Verdana, arial">
  <TBODY>
  <TR>
    <TD><SPAN style="FONT-WEIGHT: bold">CONFIDENTIALITY NOTICE:</SPAN> If you
      have received this e-mail in error, please immediately notify the sender
      by e-mail at the address shown. This e-mail transmission may contain
      confidential information. This information is intended only for the use of
      the individual(s) or entity to whom it is intended even if addressed
      incorrectly. Please delete it from your files if you are not the intended
      recipient. Thank you for your compliance. Copyright 2006 <A
      href="http://www.loudworx.com">LoudWorx</A>
</TD></TR></TBODY></TABLE></BODY></HTML>


And then when some people reply my signature is:
<table class=MsoNormalTable border=0 cellspacing=0 cellpadding=0 width=770
 style='width:577.5pt;border-collapse:collapse'>
 <tr>
  <td valign=top style='padding:.75pt .75pt .75pt .75pt'>
  <p class=MsoNormal><font size=1 color=black face=Verdana><span
  style='font-size:9.0pt;font-family:Verdana;color:black'><img width=40
  height=23 id="_x0000_i1025" src="cid:image001.gif@01C65676.BDA366D0"
  border=0>Corey R. Bryant<br>
  <b><span style='font-weight:bold'>Rising Above the Din&#8482;</span></b><br>
  800-431-0393 ext 86<br>
  800-431-0393 Fax<o:p></o:p></span></font></p>
  </td>
 </tr>
</table>

<p class=MsoNormal><font size=3 color=black face="Times New Roman"><span
style='font-size:12.0pt;color:black;display:none'><o:p>&nbsp;</o:p></span></font></p>

<table class=MsoNormalTable border=1 cellpadding=0 width=770 bgcolor="#66CC33"
 style='width:577.5pt;background:#66CC33;border-top:none;border-left:solid #66CC33 1.0pt;
 border-bottom:none;border-right:solid #66CC33 1.0pt'>
 <tr>
  <td width="20%" style='width:20.0%;border:none;padding:.75pt .75pt .75pt .75pt'>
  <p class=MsoNormal align=center style='text-align:center'><b><font size=1
  color=black face=Verdana><span style='font-size:9.0pt;font-family:Verdana;
  color:black;font-weight:bold'><a
  href="http://www.loudworx.com/web-development/">Web Development</a><o:p></o:p></span></font></b></p>
  </td>
  <td width="20%" style='width:20.0%;border:none;padding:.75pt .75pt .75pt .75pt'>
  <p class=MsoNormal align=center style='text-align:center'><b><font size=1
  color=black face=Verdana><span style='font-size:9.0pt;font-family:Verdana;
  color:black;font-weight:bold'><a href="http://www.loudworx.com/design.asp">Web
      Design</a><o:p></o:p></span></font></b></p>
  </td>
  <td width="20%" style='width:20.0%;border:none;padding:.75pt .75pt .75pt .75pt'>
  <p class=MsoNormal align=center style='text-align:center'><b><font size=1
  color=black face=Verdana><span style='font-size:9.0pt;font-family:Verdana;
  color:black;font-weight:bold'><a href="http://www.loudhost.com">Web Hosting</a><o:p></o:p></span></font></b></p>
  </td>
  <td width="20%" style='width:20.0%;border:none;padding:.75pt .75pt .75pt .75pt'>
  <p class=MsoNormal align=center style='text-align:center'><b><font size=1
  color=black face=Verdana><span style='font-size:9.0pt;font-family:Verdana;
  color:black;font-weight:bold'><a href="http://www.loudcommerce.com">Merchant
      Accounts</a><o:p></o:p></span></font></b></p>
  </td>
  <td width="20%" style='width:20.0%;border:none;padding:.75pt .75pt .75pt .75pt'>
  <p class=MsoNormal align=center style='text-align:center'><b><font size=1
  color=black face=Verdana><span style='font-size:9.0pt;font-family:Verdana;
  color:black;font-weight:bold'><a href="http://www.loudvoicesystem.com">Virtual
      Offices</a><o:p></o:p></span></font></b></p>
  </td>
 </tr>
</table>

<p class=MsoNormal><font size=3 color=black face="Times New Roman"><span
style='font-size:12.0pt;color:black;display:none'><o:p>&nbsp;</o:p></span></font></p>

<table class=MsoNormalTable border=0 cellpadding=0 width=770 style='width:577.5pt'>
 <tr>
  <td style='padding:.75pt .75pt .75pt .75pt'>
  <p class=MsoNormal><b><font size=1 color=black face=Verdana><span
  style='font-size:7.5pt;font-family:Verdana;color:black;font-weight:bold'>
      CONFIDENTIALITY NOTICE:</span></font></b><font size=1 color=black face=Verdana><span
  style='font-size:7.5pt;font-family:Verdana;color:black'> If you have received
      this e-mail in error, please immediately notify the sender by e-mail at the
      address shown. This e-mail transmission may contain confidential
      information. This information is intended only for the use of the
      individual(s) or entity to whom it is intended even if addressed
      incorrectly. Please delete it from your files if you are not the intended
      recipient. Thank you for your compliance. Copyright 2006 <a href="http://www.loudworx.com">
      LoudWorx</a> <o:p></o:p></span></font></p>
  </td>
 </tr>
</table>


But it is not laid out properly, it look more like:
 Corey R. Bryant
Rising Above the Din™
800-431-0393 ext 86
800-431-0393 Fax
 

Web Development
Web Design
Web Hosting
Merchant Accounts
Virtual Offices

 
CONFIDENTIALITY NOTICE: If you have received this e-mail in error, please immediately notify the sender by e-mail at the address shown. This e-mail transmission may contain confidential information. This information is intended only for the use of the individual(s) or entity to whom it is intended even if addressed incorrectly. Please delete it from your files if you are not the intended recipient. Thank you for your compliance. Copyright 2006 LoudWorx

With the web dev, web design, web hosting, Merchant accounts, and virtual offices, beng centered.  

Hopefully this is somewhat detailed enough :) any idea what might be happening ?

Thanks!

-Corey
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coreybryant
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David LeeCommented:
Greetings, coreybryant.

> <p class=MsoNormal>
Seeing this tells me that the per who responded is using Word as their email editor.  In my opinion Word has a tendency to mangle the formatting of messages.  I don't personally use Word as my editor and don't recommend that others do either.  There's nothing you can do about this.  

Cheers!
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coreybryantAuthor Commented:
I noticed that & knew that actually but I was not certain.  The weird thing, the tables are still there.  

If I create the singnature in Word, do you think that it would be "better"?

Thanks!

-Corey
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David LeeCommented:
coreybryant,

Possibly, but that may cause other problems.  As I mentioned I don't recommend using Word as Outlook's email editor.  I know it ahs some advantages, but it seems to cause more problems than it's worth.  
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coreybryantAuthor Commented:
I totally agree with you.  I was just hoping that compliant HTML would override @ some point :)

Thanks!
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David LeeCommented:
You're welcome.  I wish there was a better answer.
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