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    Strange Signature (Outlook 2000)

    I use Word as my email editor. In Word, using Tools, Options, Email Options, I create my signature. Each new email opens with my signature which looks fine. However, when the message is received it looks like this - <font color=blue>[b]AUTOTEXTLIST s
    <font face="Comic Sans MS"><big><font color=4682b4>Sherry</font color=4682b4></big></font face=comic>

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    Re: Strange Signature (Outlook 2000)

    What software is the recipient using to view the message?

    Try sending a message to yourself. Does it look right? If not, you might have to convert that AUTOTEXT field code to text before sending (what a hassle). The simplest way is to click in the field and press Ctrl+Shift+F9. If you do that and press Alt+F9 to toggle the display (view codes/view results), it should remain text and not revert to a field code (for you, or ever). This could be just one of the many problems you will find in WordMail in Outlook 2000. <img src=/S/sad.gif border=0 alt=sad width=15 height=15>

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    Re: Strange Signature (Outlook 2000)

    When I send the message to myself I see the strange signature. About your comment [This could be just one of the many problems you will find in WordMail in Outlook 2000.], are you using a later version? Does the signature work fine?
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    Re: Strange Signature (Outlook 2000)

    What does the sig look like if Word is not the OL Editor? (Not many folks use Word as the editor because of problems with it.)
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    Re: Strange Signature (Outlook 2000)

    I never use Word as my e-mail editor. I recently subscribed to a mailing list and you can really tell the Word users: their HTML section is three to four times as long as their message contents.

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    Re: Strange Signature (Outlook 2000)

    What do you mean when you say "you can really tell the Word users: their HTML section is three to four times as long as their message contents."?

    I guess I use Word out of laziness - I like all the "auto" functions such as capitalization and autocorrect. I never understood why people DIDN'T use it simply because you can type a mile a minute with fewer errors. From this thread it sounds like I am in the minority.
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    Re: Strange Signature (Outlook 2000)

    It's hard to duplicate the original format of a message (you sort of can by dragging a message to an IMAP server and then retrieving the raw file, but I dont have that option at the moment). The attached document is a message from me to me saying "Let's do lunch." You can see how much "extra" the Word HTML converter includes. And this is the slimmer, trimmer Word 2002 filter: Word 2000 included even more.

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