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Outlook 2007 signature problem - forward & reply [message #143760] Sat, 24 March 2007 10:51 Go to next message
Mark[6]
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I have Outlook 2007 on Vista and have set up my signature to use an HTML file
and I have also tried a jpg.

When I create a new e-mail my html & jpg signature will show up. When I
forward or reply to an e-mail the signature file doesn't show up. I have the
option for reply & forward to use my signature enabled.

When I'm in a reply or forward and select the option to insert a signature,
it doesn't insert my signature (either the html or jpg).

I have also tried put the files in different directories, no help. Also I
have all of the current patches.

What can I do?
Re: Outlook 2007 signature problem - forward & reply [message #144838] Tue, 27 March 2007 21:54 Go to previous messageGo to next message
Mark[6]
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My html file for signature does show up when I reply for forward an e-mail
that was sent as HTML.

In Mail format under Message Format /Internt format I have selected convert
to HTML.

I'm confused how I can get Outlook 2007 to insert my html sig into plain
text or rich text e-mail. Or are you say I have to create a plain text sig
that will be used on plain text or rich text e-mail?

I created a text signature and when I reply to a text e-mail, Outlook
doesn't automatically put in my text signature. I have to manual go tell
Outlook to insert.

Shouldn't Outlook convert my e-mail to html and insert my html sig or
automatically use the text sig when replying to a text e-mail?

Thanks for the help

"Roady [MVP]" wrote:

> Could it be that you are replying to a Plain Text or Rich Text formatted
> messages? Make sure you create corresponding txt and rtf version of your
> signature. These are created by default when you use the Signature feature
> in Outlook.
>
> --
> Robert Sparnaaij [MVP-Outlook]
> Coauthor, Configuring Microsoft Outlook 2003
> http://www.howto-outlook.com/
> Outlook FAQ, HowTo, Downloads, Add-Ins and more
>
Re: Outlook 2007 signature problem - forward & reply [message #145142] Wed, 28 March 2007 11:53 Go to previous messageGo to next message
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What method did you use to create your signature. You are only talking about
creating a html-signature. If you use the Outlook interface to create a
signature it will automatically create txt, htm and rtf formats of it. If
you are just placing a htm-file in the Signatures folder you won't get
signatures for rtf and txt messages.

--
Robert Sparnaaij [MVP-Outlook]
Coauthor, Configuring Microsoft Outlook 2003
http://www.howto-outlook.com/
Outlook FAQ, HowTo, Downloads, Add-Ins and more

-----
"Mark" <Mark@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
news:4AB85DEF-71FA-441C-89F4-35F11C75CF79@microsoft.com...
> My html file for signature does show up when I reply for forward an e-mail
> that was sent as HTML.
>
> In Mail format under Message Format /Internt format I have selected
> convert
> to HTML.
>
> I'm confused how I can get Outlook 2007 to insert my html sig into plain
> text or rich text e-mail. Or are you say I have to create a plain text
> sig
> that will be used on plain text or rich text e-mail?
>
> I created a text signature and when I reply to a text e-mail, Outlook
> doesn't automatically put in my text signature. I have to manual go tell
> Outlook to insert.
>
> Shouldn't Outlook convert my e-mail to html and insert my html sig or
> automatically use the text sig when replying to a text e-mail?
>
> Thanks for the help
>
> "Roady [MVP]" wrote:
>
>> Could it be that you are replying to a Plain Text or Rich Text formatted
>> messages? Make sure you create corresponding txt and rtf version of your
>> signature. These are created by default when you use the Signature
>> feature
>> in Outlook.
>>
>> --
>> Robert Sparnaaij [MVP-Outlook]
>> Coauthor, Configuring Microsoft Outlook 2003
>> http://www.howto-outlook.com/
>> Outlook FAQ, HowTo, Downloads, Add-Ins and more
>>
>
Re: Outlook 2007 signature problem - forward & reply [message #145143] Wed, 28 March 2007 11:55 Go to previous messageGo to next message
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No need to bump; the synchronisation between the webinterface and NNTP
version of this newsgroup has been down for a few days. Since you are using
the web and I NNTP I couldn't see your replies. The sync has been restored
now.

--
Robert Sparnaaij [MVP-Outlook]
Coauthor, Configuring Microsoft Outlook 2003
http://www.howto-outlook.com/
Outlook FAQ, HowTo, Downloads, Add-Ins and more

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"Mark" <Mark@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
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>
> bump
Re: Outlook 2007 signature problem - forward & reply [message #145287] Wed, 28 March 2007 17:24 Go to previous messageGo to next message
Mark[6]
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I have an html file my graphics person created.

Why doesn't outlook determine the e-mail type and use my html sig for html
e-mail and my text sig for text e-mail?



"Roady [MVP]" wrote:

> What method did you use to create your signature. You are only talking about
> creating a html-signature. If you use the Outlook interface to create a
> signature it will automatically create txt, htm and rtf formats of it. If
> you are just placing a htm-file in the Signatures folder you won't get
> signatures for rtf and txt messages.
>
> --
> Robert Sparnaaij [MVP-Outlook]
> Coauthor, Configuring Microsoft Outlook 2003
> http://www.howto-outlook.com/
> Outlook FAQ, HowTo, Downloads, Add-Ins and more
>
> -----
> "Mark" <Mark@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
> news:4AB85DEF-71FA-441C-89F4-35F11C75CF79@microsoft.com...
> > My html file for signature does show up when I reply for forward an e-mail
> > that was sent as HTML.
> >
> > In Mail format under Message Format /Internt format I have selected
> > convert
> > to HTML.
> >
> > I'm confused how I can get Outlook 2007 to insert my html sig into plain
> > text or rich text e-mail. Or are you say I have to create a plain text
> > sig
> > that will be used on plain text or rich text e-mail?
> >
> > I created a text signature and when I reply to a text e-mail, Outlook
> > doesn't automatically put in my text signature. I have to manual go tell
> > Outlook to insert.
> >
> > Shouldn't Outlook convert my e-mail to html and insert my html sig or
> > automatically use the text sig when replying to a text e-mail?
> >
> > Thanks for the help
> >
> > "Roady [MVP]" wrote:
> >
> >> Could it be that you are replying to a Plain Text or Rich Text formatted
> >> messages? Make sure you create corresponding txt and rtf version of your
> >> signature. These are created by default when you use the Signature
> >> feature
> >> in Outlook.
> >>
> >> --
> >> Robert Sparnaaij [MVP-Outlook]
> >> Coauthor, Configuring Microsoft Outlook 2003
> >> http://www.howto-outlook.com/
> >> Outlook FAQ, HowTo, Downloads, Add-Ins and more
> >>
> >
>
>
Re: Outlook 2007 signature problem - forward & reply [message #145310] Wed, 28 March 2007 18:50 Go to previous messageGo to next message
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You not really answered my question so it is hard to answer yours. As I said
before; you'll need to create a txt- and rtf-version of your signature as
well when you manually put them in the Signatures folder

--
Robert Sparnaaij [MVP-Outlook]
Coauthor, Configuring Microsoft Outlook 2003
http://www.howto-outlook.com/
Outlook FAQ, HowTo, Downloads, Add-Ins and more

-----
"Mark" <Mark@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
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>I have an html file my graphics person created.
>
> Why doesn't outlook determine the e-mail type and use my html sig for html
> e-mail and my text sig for text e-mail?
>
>
>
> "Roady [MVP]" wrote:
>
>> What method did you use to create your signature. You are only talking
>> about
>> creating a html-signature. If you use the Outlook interface to create a
>> signature it will automatically create txt, htm and rtf formats of it. If
>> you are just placing a htm-file in the Signatures folder you won't get
>> signatures for rtf and txt messages.
>>
>> --
>> Robert Sparnaaij [MVP-Outlook]
>> Coauthor, Configuring Microsoft Outlook 2003
>> http://www.howto-outlook.com/
>> Outlook FAQ, HowTo, Downloads, Add-Ins and more
>>
>> -----
>> "Mark" <Mark@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
>> news:4AB85DEF-71FA-441C-89F4-35F11C75CF79@microsoft.com...
>> > My html file for signature does show up when I reply for forward an
>> > e-mail
>> > that was sent as HTML.
>> >
>> > In Mail format under Message Format /Internt format I have selected
>> > convert
>> > to HTML.
>> >
>> > I'm confused how I can get Outlook 2007 to insert my html sig into
>> > plain
>> > text or rich text e-mail. Or are you say I have to create a plain text
>> > sig
>> > that will be used on plain text or rich text e-mail?
>> >
>> > I created a text signature and when I reply to a text e-mail, Outlook
>> > doesn't automatically put in my text signature. I have to manual go
>> > tell
>> > Outlook to insert.
>> >
>> > Shouldn't Outlook convert my e-mail to html and insert my html sig or
>> > automatically use the text sig when replying to a text e-mail?
>> >
>> > Thanks for the help
>> >
>> > "Roady [MVP]" wrote:
>> >
>> >> Could it be that you are replying to a Plain Text or Rich Text
>> >> formatted
>> >> messages? Make sure you create corresponding txt and rtf version of
>> >> your
>> >> signature. These are created by default when you use the Signature
>> >> feature
>> >> in Outlook.
>> >>
>> >> --
>> >> Robert Sparnaaij [MVP-Outlook]
>> >> Coauthor, Configuring Microsoft Outlook 2003
>> >> http://www.howto-outlook.com/
>> >> Outlook FAQ, HowTo, Downloads, Add-Ins and more
>> >>
>> >
>>
>>
Re: Outlook 2007 signature problem - forward & reply [message #145881] Thu, 29 March 2007 23:28 Go to previous messageGo to next message
Mark[6]
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See your questions below and my answer - then below for my questions
"Roady [MVP]" wrote:

What method did you use to create your signature.
** my graphics person created an html file **

You are only talking about creating a html-signature. If you use the Outlook
interface to create a signature it will automatically create txt, htm and rtf
formats of it.
** I have a graphic in html that is similar to a business card I want to use
***

If you are just placing a htm-file in the Signatures folder you won't get
signatures for rtf and txt messages.
** That is the problem **


$$$$$$$ My Question $$$$$$$$

Why doesn't outlook determine the e-mail type and use my html file from my
graphics person for response to html e-mail and the text sig I also created
for for text or RTF e-mail response?

The application logic doesn't seem complicated.
Re: Outlook 2007 signature problem - forward & reply [message #145960] Fri, 30 March 2007 08:03 Go to previous messageGo to next message
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----BEGIN COPY----
If you are just placing a htm-file in the Signatures folder you won't get
signatures for rtf and txt messages.
** That is the problem **
----END COPY----

As I said before; if you do this, also create a txt- and rtf-version of this
htm-file and place it in the same folder.

----BEGIN COPY----
Why doesn't outlook determine the e-mail type and use my html file from my
graphics person for response to html e-mail and the text sig I also created
for for text or RTF e-mail response?

The application logic doesn't seem complicated.
----END COPY----

Also answered before; Outlook doesn't do this at run-time but it does this
at "creation-time." When you use the Options within Outlook it will
automatically generate a htm-, txt- and rtf-version of the signature. Doing
this at run-time will not allow you to tweak the converted signatures. For
instance a htm-signature could exist only out of an image so the
txt-conversion would always end up empty. Having individual files created at
creation-time allows you to modify it.

Since you bypassed Outlook options to create a signature, you'll have to
create the txt and rtf versions as well.

--
Robert Sparnaaij [MVP-Outlook]
Coauthor, Configuring Microsoft Outlook 2003
http://www.howto-outlook.com/
Outlook FAQ, HowTo, Downloads, Add-Ins and more

-----
"Mark" <Mark@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
news:22CA0A16-F3D7-46CE-934D-9BB913B1AECE@microsoft.com...
> See your questions below and my answer - then below for my questions
> "Roady [MVP]" wrote:
>
> What method did you use to create your signature.
> ** my graphics person created an html file **
>
> You are only talking about creating a html-signature. If you use the
> Outlook
> interface to create a signature it will automatically create txt, htm and
> rtf
> formats of it.
> ** I have a graphic in html that is similar to a business card I want to
> use
> ***
>
> If you are just placing a htm-file in the Signatures folder you won't get
> signatures for rtf and txt messages.
> ** That is the problem **
>
>
> $$$$$$$ My Question $$$$$$$$
>
> Why doesn't outlook determine the e-mail type and use my html file from my
> graphics person for response to html e-mail and the text sig I also
> created
> for for text or RTF e-mail response?
>
> The application logic doesn't seem complicated.
>
Re: Outlook 2007 signature problem - forward & reply [message #146149] Fri, 30 March 2007 14:54 Go to previous messageGo to next message
Mark[6]
Messages: 547
Registered: July 2006
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Exploring options

Can I set up my Outlook so it pulls an image in at the bottom of every
e-mail from an Internet server?

I get many HTML e-mails that have images that load off of the Internet. I
have a couple of domains I could store an image on.

If this would work for replies/ forwards and new e-mail, how do I set up
Outlook so it pulls in an image into each e-mail?

"Roady [MVP]" wrote:

> ----BEGIN COPY----
> If you are just placing a htm-file in the Signatures folder you won't get
> signatures for rtf and txt messages.
> ** That is the problem **
> ----END COPY----
>
> As I said before; if you do this, also create a txt- and rtf-version of this
> htm-file and place it in the same folder.
>
> ----BEGIN COPY----
> Why doesn't outlook determine the e-mail type and use my html file from my
> graphics person for response to html e-mail and the text sig I also created
> for for text or RTF e-mail response?
>
> The application logic doesn't seem complicated.
> ----END COPY----
>
> Also answered before; Outlook doesn't do this at run-time but it does this
> at "creation-time." When you use the Options within Outlook it will
> automatically generate a htm-, txt- and rtf-version of the signature. Doing
> this at run-time will not allow you to tweak the converted signatures. For
> instance a htm-signature could exist only out of an image so the
> txt-conversion would always end up empty. Having individual files created at
> creation-time allows you to modify it.
>
> Since you bypassed Outlook options to create a signature, you'll have to
> create the txt and rtf versions as well.
>
> --
> Robert Sparnaaij [MVP-Outlook]
> Coauthor, Configuring Microsoft Outlook 2003
> http://www.howto-outlook.com/
> Outlook FAQ, HowTo, Downloads, Add-Ins and more
>
> -----
> "Mark" <Mark@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
> news:22CA0A16-F3D7-46CE-934D-9BB913B1AECE@microsoft.com...
> > See your questions below and my answer - then below for my questions
> > "Roady [MVP]" wrote:
> >
> > What method did you use to create your signature.
> > ** my graphics person created an html file **
> >
> > You are only talking about creating a html-signature. If you use the
> > Outlook
> > interface to create a signature it will automatically create txt, htm and
> > rtf
> > formats of it.
> > ** I have a graphic in html that is similar to a business card I want to
> > use
> > ***
> >
> > If you are just placing a htm-file in the Signatures folder you won't get
> > signatures for rtf and txt messages.
> > ** That is the problem **
> >
> >
> > $$$$$$$ My Question $$$$$$$$
> >
> > Why doesn't outlook determine the e-mail type and use my html file from my
> > graphics person for response to html e-mail and the text sig I also
> > created
> > for for text or RTF e-mail response?
> >
> > The application logic doesn't seem complicated.
> >
>
>
Re: Outlook 2007 signature problem - forward & reply [message #146182] Fri, 30 March 2007 16:31 Go to previous messageGo to next message
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Open the htm-file of your signature and look for the img tag. Change the
source to the location of your webpage.

Example;
<img src="http://www.yourdomain.com/pictures/yourimage.jpg" height="15"
width="106" border="0" alt="my image"></a>

--
Robert Sparnaaij [MVP-Outlook]
Coauthor, Configuring Microsoft Outlook 2003
http://www.howto-outlook.com/
Outlook FAQ, HowTo, Downloads, Add-Ins and more

-----
"Mark" <Mark@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
news:C7629B0B-E75A-4B0C-9E75-C648432F2AD8@microsoft.com...
> Exploring options
>
> Can I set up my Outlook so it pulls an image in at the bottom of every
> e-mail from an Internet server?
>
> I get many HTML e-mails that have images that load off of the Internet. I
> have a couple of domains I could store an image on.
>
> If this would work for replies/ forwards and new e-mail, how do I set up
> Outlook so it pulls in an image into each e-mail?
>
> "Roady [MVP]" wrote:
>
>> ----BEGIN COPY----
>> If you are just placing a htm-file in the Signatures folder you won't get
>> signatures for rtf and txt messages.
>> ** That is the problem **
>> ----END COPY----
>>
>> As I said before; if you do this, also create a txt- and rtf-version of
>> this
>> htm-file and place it in the same folder.
>>
>> ----BEGIN COPY----
>> Why doesn't outlook determine the e-mail type and use my html file from
>> my
>> graphics person for response to html e-mail and the text sig I also
>> created
>> for for text or RTF e-mail response?
>>
>> The application logic doesn't seem complicated.
>> ----END COPY----
>>
>> Also answered before; Outlook doesn't do this at run-time but it does
>> this
>> at "creation-time." When you use the Options within Outlook it will
>> automatically generate a htm-, txt- and rtf-version of the signature.
>> Doing
>> this at run-time will not allow you to tweak the converted signatures.
>> For
>> instance a htm-signature could exist only out of an image so the
>> txt-conversion would always end up empty. Having individual files created
>> at
>> creation-time allows you to modify it.
>>
>> Since you bypassed Outlook options to create a signature, you'll have to
>> create the txt and rtf versions as well.
>>
>> --
>> Robert Sparnaaij [MVP-Outlook]
>> Coauthor, Configuring Microsoft Outlook 2003
>> http://www.howto-outlook.com/
>> Outlook FAQ, HowTo, Downloads, Add-Ins and more
>>
>> -----
>> "Mark" <Mark@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
>> news:22CA0A16-F3D7-46CE-934D-9BB913B1AECE@microsoft.com...
>> > See your questions below and my answer - then below for my questions
>> > "Roady [MVP]" wrote:
>> >
>> > What method did you use to create your signature.
>> > ** my graphics person created an html file **
>> >
>> > You are only talking about creating a html-signature. If you use the
>> > Outlook
>> > interface to create a signature it will automatically create txt, htm
>> > and
>> > rtf
>> > formats of it.
>> > ** I have a graphic in html that is similar to a business card I want
>> > to
>> > use
>> > ***
>> >
>> > If you are just placing a htm-file in the Signatures folder you won't
>> > get
>> > signatures for rtf and txt messages.
>> > ** That is the problem **
>> >
>> >
>> > $$$$$$$ My Question $$$$$$$$
>> >
>> > Why doesn't outlook determine the e-mail type and use my html file from
>> > my
>> > graphics person for response to html e-mail and the text sig I also
>> > created
>> > for for text or RTF e-mail response?
>> >
>> > The application logic doesn't seem complicated.
>> >
>>
>>
RE: Outlook 2007 signature problem - forward & reply [message #156380] Mon, 09 April 2007 18:12 Go to previous messageGo to next message
Michael Karlin
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Registered: April 2007
Junior Member
I have a different problem - perhaps someone could help. In Outlook 2003,
you can manually enter more than one signature. But in Outlook 2007, if you
insert a signature and try to insert a second one, it deletes the first one
and replaces it with the second. Is this just a default behavior or are we
stuck with this negative enhancement?
--
Michael Karlin


"Mark" wrote:

> I have Outlook 2007 on Vista and have set up my signature to use an HTML file
> and I have also tried a jpg.
>
> When I create a new e-mail my html & jpg signature will show up. When I
> forward or reply to an e-mail the signature file doesn't show up. I have the
> option for reply & forward to use my signature enabled.
>
> When I'm in a reply or forward and select the option to insert a signature,
> it doesn't insert my signature (either the html or jpg).
>
> I have also tried put the files in different directories, no help. Also I
> have all of the current patches.
>
> What can I do?
>
New signature replaces previous signature [message #170179] Sat, 19 May 2007 11:55 Go to previous message
goldeneye
Messages: 4
Registered: May 2007
Junior Member
@Michael
I don't know how to change that behavior but I appreciate it. I like that
it assumes I only want one signature. I do think that it would be nice to be
able to have more than one signature possible, however. It should ask you
what you want instead of only assuming you don't want the original.
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