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I can integrate a personal signature with formatting in Outlook. How can I do this in Windows Live Mail? How can I also integrate a company logo there?


Windows Live Mail: Create and integrate a personal signature

Of course, you can also create a personal signature in Windows Live Mail and have it automatically integrated into your e-mails to be sent. You can read how to do this in the following instructions. The first part describes how you basically prepare a signature. In the second part, you will learn how to integrate this signature into Windows Live Mail.

You need the programs Notepad (or another text editor), Word, Internet Explorer, a Windows Live ID with access to your OneDrive and of course Windows Live Mail.

Part 1: Create a personal signature

1. First, create an HTML file with your signature. For this you need a simple text editor such as Notepad, later a word processing program that understands formatting - ideally Word 2010 or Word 2013. Click on the Windows icon.

2. Enter the command Notepad in the Search programs and files field.

3. In the hit list of the start menu click on notepad.exe.

4. Now please mark the following code text with the mouse and copy it to the clipboard with the key combination [Ctrl] + [C]:

<meta http-equiv="Content-Type"content="text/html; charset=iso-8859-1">
<title>Ihre Signatur</title>
<STYLE type="text/css"></STYLE>
</head> <body link="#0000FF" vlink="#800080">
<table border="0" cellspacing="0" width="310">
<tr><td width="30%"><span class="txt">
<img src="dummy.jpg" img width=204 height=104> 
Your company

Max Mustermann

Field of activity

</td> </tr> </table> </body> </html>

Tel.: +49 (89) 123 - 4567

Fax: +49 (89) 123 - 8901

Email: [email protected]

5. Paste the copied text into Notepad using the key combination [Ctrl] + [V].

6. In Notepad, click File and Save As.

7. Now select a suitable storage location - for example the desktop. Enter a file name and click on All files in the selection field for Files of type.

8. Now add the ending .html to the file name so that the file is then called, for example, Signature.html and is stored on the desktop.

9. Click on Save. The file is now placed on the desktop.

10. To add your personal information to the signature, edit it in Word. To do this, right-click the file and select Open With.

11. Click on Microsoft Word in the selection box.

12. The signature file opens in Word. First correct the dummy text and insert your personal details here. You can format the text however you want. Please don't let the missing picture confuse you. That’s about to be my turn. Please look for a suitable company logo on your PC or copy a picture from the Internet and save it locally on the hard drive as a JPG file. But please make sure that you have the necessary rights to use the image. You have not inserted the picture yet, but you can use the mouse to adjust the graphic size in Word so that the frame roughly matches the size of the original file.

13. Then save your changes and close Word.

14. To make your favorite picture available online at any time, take a short detour via OneDrive. Log in to this page https: // with your username. In your OneDrive, click Upload.

15. Then, while holding down the left mouse button, drag the icon of the image file from Windows Explorer into the Sky Drive window.

16. Click the image file.

17. In the right pane, click Share.

18. Click on the small lettering Share.

19. In the dialog box that opens, click Get Link.

20. Click Publish.

21. Now right click on the new URL for this file and select Copy.

22. Now open Internet Explorer with a blank page. Right-click in the address field and choose Paste. Then press the [Enter] key.

23. In the window that will open, click on Show original.

24. The picture is displayed immediately. Click in the address bar and delete all characters that follow the file extension jpg, including the question mark. Then copy the remaining character string to the clipboard with [Ctrl] + [C].

25. Now click on the signature file on the desktop with the right mouse button and select Open with.

26. Click on Editor in the selection box. Alternatively, you can also open Notepad and load the signature file using the command chain File - Open.

27. The signature file is loaded into Notepad and has become much larger because of the intermediate step in Word. You shouldn't disturb the unnecessary code components, because Windows Live Mail doesn't mind either. Press the F3 key and the Find dialog box appears.

28. Enter src there to find the line with the dummy image file. Click Find Next.

29. The search function quickly finds the relevant line. Now mark all characters between the code components src = and the square brackets>, for example this string: dummy.jpg alt = "Description C: \ Users \ Name \ Desktop \ dummy.jpg". Delete these characters by clicking [Delete].

30. Now paste the URL from the clipboard in exactly the same place using the key combination [Ctrl] + [V]. Please make sure that the link is enclosed in quotation marks. It looks like this, for example:

src = "https: //au3kdq.bay.livefilestore-WUYb1shIKAY9EOMK84MWwW/firma.jpg"

31. Save the file in the correct format as an HTML file as described in steps "7" to "9".

Integration of the signature in Windows Live Mail

Now paste the completed signature file into Windows Live Mail.

1. Open Windows Live Mail and click the small Windows Live Mail switch.

2. Click on Options.

3. Click on Email.

4. Click the Signatures tab.

5. In the dialog box that opens, click New.

6. Click the radio button for File.

7. Then click on Browse.

8. Then search for the path to the signature file. If the file is not displayed immediately, please change the default setting from text files to HTML files in the Open dialog box.

9. When you find the file, click Open.

10. Windows Live Mail will now accept the file. Now make sure that the option Add signatures to all outgoing messages is checked.