How to Insert a Scrolling Signature in Outlook Email

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How to Insert a Scrolling Signature in Outlook Email
HTML formatting makes your scrolling e-mail signature legible to all. (e-mail image by Ewe Degiampietro from Fotolia.com)

When inserting your signature in the Outlook e-mail program, there are three message formats you can use, "Plain Text," "Rich Text" and "HTML" (Hyper Text Markup Language). A plain text e-mail does not allow you to jazz up your e-mail signature because no special fonts, colours or formatting is allowed. Rich text e-mails allow you to create fancy signatures. However, if the email recipient is not using the same e-mail program that you are using, your signature may not display properly. By using HTML formatting, you can ensure that your scrolling signature is viewed the same by all who read your message.

Skill level:
Easy

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Instructions

  1. 1

    Open your Outlook e-mail client. Click "Tools" from the top menu bar. Select "Options."

  2. 2

    Click on the "Mail Format" tab. Locate the "Message Format" section.

  3. 3

    Click the drop-down menu to select "HTML" as the desired message format.

  4. 4

    Click the "Signatures" button, which is in the "Signatures" section.

  5. 5

    Click on the email signature for which you desire to insert scrolling text. Click "Edit."

  6. 6

    Place the following HTML code inside of the signature's text box:

    <marquee>Type the text you want to scroll here.</marquee>

    If you desire to adjust the specifics, such as the font (text) size, font type, text colour, background colour and the width of your scrolling signature, you can use the HTML code below.

    <font size="6" face="arial" color=green><marquee behavior=scroll height=18 width=220 bgcolor=black>Type the text you want to scroll here.</marquee></font>

  7. 7

    Click "OK" to save your scrolling signature.

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