Adding a signature to your e-mails allows you to add a bit of branding to your messages. Including contact details in your signature helps your clients, coworkers and friends reach you easily and you can spice up the space with funny quotes or other interesting titbits. Depending on what message you're trying to convey, an image can add a lot of personality or information to a signature. For example, the manager of an ISO-certified company can include an icon proclaiming the fact. Outlook 2010 supports the commonly found GIF file type in its signatures.
- Skill level:
- Moderately Easy
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Launch Outlook 2010 and start writing a new e-mail.
Click the "Signature" icon in the options bar then click "Signatures" in the drop-down menu. A "Signatures and Stationary" dialogue box appears.
Click on the signature you'd like to edit in the "Select signature to edit" panel or click "New" to create a new signature.
Click on the space where you'd like the GIF image to appear in your signature in the "Edit Signature" field at the bottom of the dialogue box.
Click the "Insert picture" icon in the "Edit Signature" toolbar. The icon looks like two mountains with an orange sun overhead. A new dialogue box opens.
Navigate your hard drive until you find the desired GIF file then click on it to select it.
Click "Open." The GIF image is added to your signature in the spot you selected.
Change any other aspects of your signature as desired then click "OK" to save the signature.
Tips and warnings
- You can also reach the "Signature and Stationary" dialogue box by clicking the "Office" button in the upper-left corner of the screen then selecting "Options." Open the "Mail" tab and click "Signatures" in the main portion of the window.
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