How to Insert a Scrolling Signature in Outlook Email

by Faizah Imani
HTML formatting makes your scrolling email signature legible to all.

HTML formatting makes your scrolling email signature legible to all.

When inserting your signature in the Outlook email program, there are three message formats you can use, "Plain Text," "Rich Text" and "HTML" (Hyper Text Markup Language). A plain text email does not allow you to jazz up your email signature because no special fonts, colors or formatting is allowed. Rich text emails allow you to create fancy signatures. However, if the email recipient is not using the same email 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.

1

Open your Outlook email client. Click "Tools" from the top menu bar. Select "Options."

2

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

3

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

4

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

5

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

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 color, background color 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

Click "OK" to save your scrolling signature.

About the Author

Faizah Imani, an educator, minister and published author, has worked with clients such as Harrison House Author, Thomas Weeks III, Candle Of Prayer Company and "Truth & Church Magazine." Her dossier includes JaZaMM WebDesigns, assistant high-school band director, district manager for the Clarion Ledger and event coordinator for the Vicksburg Convention Center.

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