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Create great-looking signatures for your e-mail

Signature for an e-mail message
Give your e-mail messages professional polish or personal pizzazz by learning how to create and manage e-mail signatures in Microsoft Office Outlook 2007.

About this course

This course includes:

  • Three self-paced lessons and three practice sessions for hands-on experience. Practices require Outlook 2007.
  • A short test at the end of each lesson; tests are not scored.
  • A Quick Reference Card you can take away from the course.

Goals

After completing this course you will be able to:

  • Create your own signatures using text, hyperlinks, pictures, or even an Electronic Business Card.
  • Use your signature in every message or just when you want to.
  • Create different signatures for your different roles or e-mail accounts and switch between them to suit your needs.

A signature is a customary, fundamental aspect of correspondence that we have come to expect and value. A signature adds a personal touch and an element of sincerity.

E-mail signatures can play a role in providing contact information and in helping to close messages with an appropriate tone. Add your own picture or company logo and you make your identity or affiliation instantly clear.

To learn more about this course, read the text in Goals and About this course, or look at the table of contents. Then click Next to start the first lesson.


If you're looking for information about digital signatures, that's something else. When you send a digitally signed message (which you do by attaching a digital certificate to the message), you offer assurance to the recipient that you "signed" the contents of the message and that the contents have not been altered in transit. If that's the subject you're after, see Send a digitally signed message.

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