Formatting Custom Signature In Outlook 2007
Posted on 2010-01-05
I'm having a heck of a problem trying to create a custom signature with a logo for our Outlook 2007. We can get the signature to look just fine when working with it in Microsoft Word 2007, but as soon as we try and paste the "finished" signature into the "Edit Signature" field in Outlook we lose most of the formatting and it looks awful. Seems Microsoft failed to include anything but the most basic of editing functions in the "Edit Signature" field in Outlook 2007. I guess they thought people really wouldn't want to edit their signatures in the edit signature field. Does anyone have any suggestions on what I can do to get the signature into the signature field without it changing my formatting?
Here's what I've attempted so far.
1. Created a two column, single row table with the logo in the left cell and text in the right cell. I've removed the borders of the table. As soon as I paste my table without the borders into the "Edit signature" field the borders come back. I don't want the borders. If I did I would have left them there to begin with. As I mentioned above, once the table is in the "Edit Signature" field in outlook the options to edit the table aren't available. So no way to remove the borders again.
2. Inserting the logo first into the "Edit Signature" field and then pasting the text next. The end result is the text goes in all messed up around the logo. Again, no "advanced" options to edit the logo and text once they are in the field to make them look appropriately.
I've spent over 2 hours trying many different ways to make this work. Any suggestions and help would be greatly appreciated.